Good Shepherd Cork: B&B Family Support Worker

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A vacancy has arisen in Edel House, a service of Good Shepherd Cork (GSC), for a SUPPORT WORKER dedicated to providing visiting support for families in private emergency accommodation (Hotels and B&Bs).

This vacancy will involve working 39 hrs per week including some evening and weekend work. This is a one year contract.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant qualification in Youth Work, Social Care or an appropriate equivalent
  • Experience working in social care environment
  • Experience working within homeless services
  • Professional approach to working with vulnerable women and children.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of Edel House the candidate will:

  • Establish a caring and supportive relationship with clients.
  • Meet with families in private emergency accommodation and assess their housing, practical and emotional support needs using the Care and Case Management Assessment Tools and approach for this process
  • Provide intensive support to vulnerable families.
  • Collaborate with Cork ETB and Springboard (Tusla) in the delivery of this support to families.
  • Play an active role in the Steering Group (The Pod) which oversees the joint programme between GSC and Springboard.
  • Encourage families to engage in Youth Club and other child-focused supports provided by GSC, Cork ETB and Springboard.
  • Assist families to fill out paperwork while they are in B&B’s to facilitate their exit from homeless services.
  • Support clients to limit the effect of homelessness of themselves and their children
  • Initiate referrals to the Homeless Action Team, Tusla and Family Support Services, if required
  • Where appropriate access services and supports to assist women and families
  • Keep accurate and concise reports of all client meetings
  • Adhere to Child Protection and Health, Safety & Security guidelines at all times
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

For further information on the role please contact: Colette Foster, Manager, Edel House at

Application for the position may be made by submitting a letter of application and your Curriculum Vitae.
Closing date for applications is 24th April 2019 by email to



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