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Support Worker & Relief Workers


Dublin 17Dublin



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Job Description:

 The Employer:

PACE is a voluntary organisation, funded by the Probation Service that has worked with prisoners, ex-prisoners and ex-offenders for over 45 years. PACE provides a range of accommodation services for men, and training and education programmes for men and women, who have a history of offending behaviour.

3. Work Schedule:

Priorswood House operates 24/7 – 365 Days/Year on a rotating schedule

4. Contract:

3 Year Fixed-term (Full time positions)

Relief Contract (Relief positions)

5. Location: 

Dublin 17

6. The Role (s): - All

Work as part of a team to provide a safe and welcoming environment to residents, staff, and visitors in busy transitional accommodation service for males leaving prison and history of offending behaviour.

Keyworking and Case Management (Full Time Support Workers only)

Work in collaboration with the Day or Night Support Workers by following up on Support Plan actions to ensure best outcomes for the clients.

Active harm reduction interventions, managing addictions, and mental health issues as they present in clients.

Maintaining security and safety within the building to include effective door management practices.

Crisis and conflict management within the facility

Assist in managing medication and health regimes.

Assist the service users with any issues that may occur during the shift.

Conduct Risk Assessments and Drug screenings as required.

Maintaining appropriate client confidentiality and follow GDPR guidelines.

Inputting data to the database and Outcomes Star.

Completing routine tasks and domestic duties.

Support the manager in the implementation of the strategic and operational action objectives.

Other responsibilities as may be required.

7. Requirements:


Minimum Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications in social care or equivalent.

Have a minimum of 2 year experience of Key Working in a residential unit or equivalent with individuals with complex needs (Full Time Support Workers only)

Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills.

Experience in managing incidents in a calm and professional manner.

Experience in conducting Risk Management and implementing Risks Management Plan.

Ability to take direction and complete work as requested and within the specified timeframe.

Experience in working nights and/or shift work.

Flexible to work on a rotating schedule that includes weekends, overnights and day shifts

Driving Licence with own car (Full Time Support Workers only)


Permanent / Full-time

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