Project Worker - Young People

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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 - Young People

Oxford House, Bicester

£9.44 per hour (rising to £9.94 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week – shifts available between 8am and 10pm including weekends

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 an experienced Project Worker, with a passion for supporting young people in achieving positive outcomes, to join our team. Oxford House and Pembroke Way are a mixed 9 bed and 4 bed move on house project for young homeless and young parents aged 16-25.

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Keyworking with allocated young people, working with them to guide towards independent living
  • Working in partnership with external agencies to identify goals clients want to achieve and supporting them towards achieving these
  • Contributing to the everyday running of the service e.g. resolving issues that arise with residents and handling maintenance queries
  • Liaising with partner agencies via phone and email and completing relevant paperwork
  • Writing incident and safeguarding reports where necessary
  • May include some lone working

Skills and experience:

  • Prior experience working with young adults with complex needs e.g. mental health, substance abuse or challenging behaviour
  • Previous experience working in a supported housing setting
  • Ability to handle difficult and volatile situations with patience and flexibility
  • An understanding of support planning, risk assessments and safeguarding for young people
  • Knowledge of the benefits system and work, education and training is desirable
  • Previous experience using SAP, or a similar system, to monitor rents 

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, with training provided by both Sanctuary and the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board

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Closing Date: 19 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.

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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: 34838975

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