Project Worker

About The Role

Do you have a good understanding of homelessness and/or supporting vulnerable people or groups? Do you enjoy empowering people to develop their skills, strengths and talents? Then join the Salvation Army Housing Association (Saha) as a Project Worker and you could soon be playing a vital role key working a caseload of residents.
Working in an environment that is dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement, you will work with people who are or have recently experienced homelessness and who are in need of support and accommodation.
Assessing needs, building trust, enabling and unlocking our clients potential to live independently, you will need to get to know your clients, enhance their social integration and abilities by encouraging them to participate in social and leisure programmes, help residents with their support needs and with the practicalities of everyday living.
You will be motivating residents to recognise and unlock their talents to enable them to achieve their full potential, through the delivery of a comprehensive supported package provided to residents including housing management, needs assessment and support planning.
What you will be doing: 

  • Working with residents to ensure that they receive a comprehensive supported housing service, delivered to the highest possible standard
  • Developing and maintaining good working professional relationships with all key stakeholders in the statutory and voluntary sector and ensure that the Project is publicised to all relevant agencies, local employers and the local community
  • Communicating the in-house activity program and encouraging participation with facilitation of activities
  • Ensuring that day to day delivery of services is safe and effective in relation to our residents, staff, grounds and buildings whilst meeting all contractual / organisational goals
  • Delivering tenancy related support, case/risk management within the service, ensuring that any practical support required is delivered to residents

About The Candidate

We're looking for people who instinctively work in a manner that aligns fully with Saha’s delivery values, demonstrating understanding and patience, pride in your daily contribution to transforming lives and be able to build strong working relationships.
Naturally you will have good knowledge or experience of working with homeless people, and / or supporting vulnerable people or groups, have a good idea of the wider support and funding facilities available and be comfortable dealing with difficult or complex situations.
You will need to be able to participate in our 24 hour shift rota system - Typically for our Part Time Project Worker Position you will be working 20 hours over 3 days as part of a 2 week rolling rota.
We're looking for people who have: 
  • A good understanding of Safeguarding and Case/Risk Management
  • Previous experience of working with vulnerable adults with complex needs
  • Good time management with an ability to work under pressure
  • Passion about making a difference and thrive in a fast paced environment
The benefits on offer
In return for helping to transform lives, we’ll give you access to some great benefits.

These include:
  • £100 when you start work, plus £250 at 6 months’ service and another £250 at 12 months’ service
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • A High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
  • Pension with life assurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance
  • Loans available for financial emergencies
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • A full Induction package and training relevant to the role
  • Long service awards from 2.5 years
  • Support to learn and develop your career

About The Company

A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness.

Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination. 

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