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Project Worker - Homelessness - Part Time

Posted 2 days ago by Sanctuary Housing Featured Ended

We provide a range of environments for those who need extra support to live independently, from young people and those with disabilities, to the elderly in extra care schemes. Our strength lies in the quality of our people and we employ those who share our aims.

Project Worker – Homelessness – Part Time

Conway House, Scunthorpe

£8.99 per hour (rising to £9.47 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

18.5 hours per week – Thursday, Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12.30pm

Why work for us?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services and floating support. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs

We are seeking a confident Project Worker, with a sound track record of working within housing management for the homeless, to join our team at Conway House. Conway House supports high risk homeless individuals, so experience working with this client group is essential. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Keyworking with clients and liaising with external agencies
  • Monitoring client arrears and acting upon non-payment
  • Ensuring rooms at the scheme are turned around to avoid void loss
  • Signing applicants up to specially devised support and risk management plans
  • Carrying out health and safety checks
  • Managing breaches of occupancy at the service

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working with homeless individuals or ex-offenders with complex needs e.g. substance misuse or mental health is essential
  • Experience in support planning and completing risk assessments
  • A sound knowledge of housing management, including voids and arrears management, and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow clients’ independence to be enhanced

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient schemes for you to save including; buying a new bike to cycle to work or a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

To view the full job profile, please click here

Closing Date: 18 April 2018

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

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We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.

Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

Reference: 34828704

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