Dublin Simon Community: Support Worker - Recovery

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The Opportunity

Are you an ambitious social care professional and do you want to develop your career within a supportive and dynamic organisation? At Dublin Simon Community we now have an opportunity for you to join us as a Support Worker in our Recovery Services.

The Organisation

Here at Dublin Simon Community, we are working proactively to help resolve the biggest societal crisis of our time-homelessness. Our innovative services are all focused on making home a reality for our clients. We value community, excellence, innovation, respect and integrity and we incorporate these values into each service for our clients. While we provide supported temporary accommodation, we also provide a range of holistic services such as homeless prevention, medium to long term housing, addiction treatment, primary healthcare and other targeted interventions. Our employees are our strongest asset and we have been awarded the Excellence Through People accreditation for the past 3 years due to utilising the best Human Resource Management practices to demonstrate how much our employees are valued.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker - Recovery to provide a low threshold community based addiction treatment and relapse prevention programme, which supports individuals to address their addiction as a barrier to exiting homelessness.

Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • To process referrals, admissions and discharges to both residential rehabilitation sites as per referral and assessment procedure.
  • To work in line with your individual score card to achieve the organisational strategy.
  • To work with the team in the delivery of the“Recovery Model” of treatment through CBT and CRA
  • To engage with and build a professional trusting relationship with service users treating them with dignity and respect in order to work within the values of Dublin Simon Community.
  • To use PASS as per our SLAs
  • To develop and facilitate with regular reviews, a wide range of groups
  • To perform as a full team member supporting colleagues, participating in effective handovers and communicating promptly in order to ensure effective working relationships and to attend internal/ external meetings such as service user review, team meetings, working groups and planning days.

What You Need

We are looking for an individual with a Diploma level in one of the following disciplines: social work, social care, psychology, addiction studies, counselling, CRA, CBT and 2 years paid employment in a relevant care setting with at least one year experience in direct homelessness and addiction service provision.

What You Will Receive

  • Supportive colleagues & management team
  • Dynamic & diverse work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Clear progression Opportunities

What To Do Now

If you are interested, please apply on the link on this page

Apply for the position
Application due date: 24/10/2018
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800



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