Project Worker – Part Time
Charles Street, Grays
25 hours per week - Varied monthly rota, covering Monday to Sunday
Do you want a role where no two days are the same and you will be making a real impact on the lives of our residents?
Are you passionate about supporting people?
Can you work under pressure and manage challenging situations?
If this sounds like you then we may have your perfect opportunity!
We are seeking an experienced and proactive Homelessness Project Worker to join our Thurrock Homelessness Service. We house homeless clients from the age 16 to 65, that come from a wide range of backgrounds and complex needs. In this role, you will be supporting vulnerable clients within the hostel to help them their essential life skills so that they can go on to live independently in the community. You will be joining a team who are passionate about providing excellent support to our clients.
We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression.
Sanctuary also has a great employee rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.
The service is situated in a prime location to access local train and bus services.
Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, open manner is essential for success in this role. 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.
Read more about Thurrock Homelessness Service here
The role of Project Worker will include:Regularly assessing the needs of clients by writing and updating support plans, and signposting access to education, training and employment Supporting clients in their day to day living i.e. with cooking and cleaning Offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions Assisting clients with managing finances and welfare benefits Encouraging social inclusion and helping clients to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients and actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks
Skills and experiences:Previous experience of working with vulnerable people A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements Experience and knowledge with housing tenancy law, housing benefit reform and rents and/or income Ability to work on your own initiative and to react effectively under pressure
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 £11.14 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
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Closing date: 29 September 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.
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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.