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King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Sanctuary Supported Living
Closing Date: 09/08/22
Project Worker – Homelessness
Atswell House, Kings Lynn
£10.61 per hour
37.5 hours per week
We are seeking an experienced and engaging Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents at Astwell House where we support clients who are 18+ and experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
The primary focus of our service is to support clients in a range of areas including, finding employment, recovery from addiction and building stability through a range of social activities. A successful outcome is achieved when our customers can move on to suitable long-term accommodation appropriate to their needs.
We are looking for supportive and positive people to empower our clients. You may be faced with challenging situations daily so you will need to be resilient and confident in managing these.
We value our team and encourage learning and progression through our comprehensive induction programme, as well as providing ongoing training to develop new and existing skills. You will have access to our Learning and Development Academy providing a wide range of training courses, open to all.
Sanctuary also offer a great employee rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.
The role of Project Worker will include:
- Ensuring that relevant support is provided to encourage our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence
- Assessing clients’ needs by writing and updating support plans
- Being a first point of call to receive and direct all customer and resident queries
- Developing professional relationships with clients, ensuring that clients maintain personal choice, privacy and dignity
- Liaising with external support links to improve clients’ confidence, health and wellbeing and offer training and encouragement towards employment and education
- Handling occasional emergency situations
- Keeping accurate and high quality written records
Skills and experiences:
- Experience of working with vulnerable adults, people with mental health needs or substance misuse is essential
- A positive, can-do attitude
- Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
- Ability to hit the ground running and work under challenging circumstances
- Good communication skills
- Adaptable to internal and external changing demands
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar
Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?
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 and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.
Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?
As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:
- A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
- At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
- 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 savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
- A wide range of learning and development opportunities
- £10.61 per hour
We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here
Closing Date: 09 August 2022
We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.
Building Equality and Diversity
Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
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.