Project Worker Richard House, Brentwood £9.44 (rising to £9.94 per hour after 12 months service, subject to satisfactory performance) 21 hours per week – Varying shift patterns, to include weekends We are seeking a Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Richard House is a three storey building and supports people with mental health needs and consists of ten bedrooms with shared facilities and one self-contained flat. 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. The role of Project Worker will include: Regular key working and support planning to ensure relevant support is provided for clients Enabling and empowering our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence Assessing clients needs, writing and updating support plans Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement, acting as an advocate when required Sourcing innovative solutions to problems that allow residents independence to be enhanced Skills and experiences: A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management is essential An NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential The ability to work on your own initiative in a challenging environment Proven experience of working with, and understanding the needs of a relevant client group Good interpersonal and customer care skills A basic understanding of email and internet communications 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. 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 contributions from Sanctuary, up to set limits 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 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 The full time equivalent is 37.5 hours per week Read the full job description here Closing Date: 23 November 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. ‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’ Building Equality and Diversity 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.