Project Worker – Part Time. – – Barnsley


Barnsley, Yorkshire and Humberside, GB, S75 3RF

Department: Supported Living Services
Operation: Sanctuary Supported Living
Closing Date: 22/03/2023
Salary: 10.95 / per hour
Requisition: 209420

Project Worker Part Time

High Street, Barnsley


20 hours per week – over 7 days including weekends , no sleep ins or over nights required

Do you want a role where no two days are the same and you will be making a real impact to 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 Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents at High Street, Barnsley. High Street is comprised of six rooms in a shared house and three self-contained one-bedroom flats. We provide support for adults aged 18 and over, with a range of mental health needs and learning disabilities.

If you want to make a positive impact to peoples lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

We value our team and encourage learning and progression through our comprehensive induction programme, as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.

Sanctuary also offers a great employee rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

If you want to make a positive impact to peoples lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to work with our residents on their journey towards living independently and achieving their goals.

Read more about High Street here

The role of Project Worker will include:

Regularly assessing the needs of residents by writing and updating support plans, and signposting access to education, training and employment
Supporting residents in their day to day living i.e with cooking and cleaning
Offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions
Assisting residents with managing finances and welfare benefits
Encouraging social inclusion and helping residents to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem
Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the residents and actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
Completing health and safety checks within the service
Safeguarding residents and advising them how to keep themselves safe, and who to report to in times of concern

Skills and experiences:

Previous experience of working with people who have mental health needs
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
The ability to work on your own initiative
Good interpersonal and communications skills
Good skills in maintaining accurate records and support plans
Basic knowledge of Microsoft packages and internet communications

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
£10.95 per hour

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Cares Made with Care campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If youre considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here

Closing Date: 22 March 2023

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 its like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

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.

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