Project Worker - Temporary position for up to 10 months

Closing date 
17/12/2019
Region 
South East
Town 
Sittingbourne
Reference 
54965
Salary 
£9.66 per hour

Project Worker – Temporary position for up to 10 months

Old Johnson House, Sittingbourne

£9.66 per hour (rising to £10.17 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

30 hours per week on a rolling rota, including weekends and public holidays

We are seeking a Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Old Johnson House provides support to young people, particularly those aged 16-17 who are at risk of homelessness, in line with the Joint Protocol for Homeless 16 and 17 year olds. A small number of statutory young people aged over 21 (care leavers) may also be eligible based on individual circumstances. You will assist in sourcing appropriate and affordable accommodation, and provide housing management support that will enable eligible young people to enter and maintain their own tenancies and manage their rental payments. If you want to make a real difference in 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:

  • Ensuring relevant support is provided to enable our service users to pay their own rent
  • Regular key working and support planning to develop a high quality, person-centred service
  • Assessing service user needs and assisting with benefit applications, including housing benefit
  • Issuing Occupancy Agreements
  • To build and maintain working relationships between the local authority, Social Services and a wide range of local statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Managing antisocial behavior

Skills and experiences:

  • A sound knowledge of housing management, including voids and arrears management is essential
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and source innovative solutions for complex circumstances
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to build strong working relationships
  • An understanding of occupancy agreements is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar
  • Occasional travel may be a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is desirable

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, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.

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 a maximum of 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 savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent 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

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