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Support Worker

Location

Dublin 2Dublin

Company

The Salvation Army

Date added

11/07/2019

Website

http://salvationarmy.ie

Job Description:

Everything we do here at York House centres around making a difference to the lives of the people we serve. Whether living with cognitive impairment, mental ill health, drug or alcohol issues or debilitating illness, The Salvation Army Republic of Ireland will see the person and not the label. To help us do this, we have a team of exceptional specialist and support workers. There is now an opportunity to be a part of this incredible team.

The Salvation Army in the Republic of Ireland is part of the wider international Salvation Army, which is currently at work in 128 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support and help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs. We are a Christian Church and a registered charity.

Are you passionate about supporting those most vulnerable in our society?

We currently have the following vacancy within our York House Lifehouse:

SUPPORT WORKER

PERMANENT CONTRACT

(39 hours per week)

The Salvation Army, York House, Longford Street Little, Dublin 2.

Working in York House can be challenging but it is also deeply rewarding and satisfying. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, flexible and compassionate with a passion for supporting people and ensuring that our service users enjoy the highest quality of life we want to hear from you. The successful applicant will be expected to work in sympathy with the spiritual principles of The Salvation Army.

The Role:

Working in a professional role and environment, core responsibilities include:

Provision of continuum of care through individualised, client led care plan.

Responsibility for keyworking a diverse caseload of clients

Adherence to key working, use of PASS, housing needs assessment, care and case management protocols

Ensuring Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) is completed and processed by the relevant local authority as appropriate

Advocating with Local Authorities on clients behalf

Identification of appropriate move on options

Addressing barriers to access

Workshop facilitation

Administrative tasks; report writing, maintenance of accurate statistics, client case notes, PASS, HNA’s, activity reports and support planning

Ensuring effective handovers and information transmission

About You:

A recognised third level qualification to degree level in one of the following areas: Social Studies, Psychology, Addiction, Youth Work, Social Care

At least two years’ experience working in a social care field working with disadvantaged people

Knowledge of housing services and management

Ability to assist in assessments, care planning and client reviews

Knowledge in care planning/case management

Commitment to Health & Safety

Capable of effectively managing challenging behaviour

Facilitating physical and mental well being

Diligent and conscientious

Commitment to effective professional practice

What we offer:

Competitive Salary

23 Annual Leave Days pro rata

A Rota that Compliments Work/Life Balance

Excellent Training

Pension Scheme

Opportunities for Career Progression

 

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 18th of July 2019, 4pm.

Term

Fixed Term Contract

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