Project Worker - Part Time

Closing date 
22/02/2019
Region 
South West
Town 
Weston Super Mare
Reference 
43766
Salary 
£8.99 per hour

Project Worker – Part-time

Weston Foyer, Weston-Super-Mare

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

27.5 hours per week – variable shift pattern, to include weekends and public holidays

We are seeking a Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. We offer housing-related support to single mums and young people aged between 16-25 years old to help them gain independent living skills. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a fabulous opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Providing safe accommodation for clients with experience of homelessness
  • Assessing and identifying clients’ needs and referring them to relevant agencies
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement
  • Regular key working and support planning to ensure relevant support is provided to enable our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence
  • Drawing up and maintaining relevant written records
  • Actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Assisting tenants to resolve or prevent housing debts that impinges on their ability to pay for their housing
  • Providing assistance to claim and manage housing benefits and offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions

Skills and experiences:

  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • Experience of dealing with anti-social behaviour effectively
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow residents independence to be enhanced
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar

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, 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 us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary 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 matching employer 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 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

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

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Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities. Images used on our website and literature may be representative and are for illustration purposes only.

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