Job DescriptionProject Worker Old Johnson House, Sittingbourne £9.66 per hour (rising to £10.17 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) 37.5 hours per week on a rolling rota, to include 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 in 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 * On call 24/7 service delivery 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 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 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 Read the full job profile here Closing Date: 15 October 2019 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 Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary 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.
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