Galway Simon Community: Vacancies

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Galway Simon Community is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Housing Support Officer (Client Support)

The purpose of this position is to provide one to one support to an individual with complex needs living independently in the community. This role entails acting as a key member of staff whose function is to meet the practical, physical and emotional needs of a client in transitioning into and sustaining her own tenancy. In conjunction with other professionals involved, the purpose of this position is to explore and seek opportunities and support client to engage in specific programmes which focus on life skills such as independent living skills, social development, personal care and community integration based on client preferences and capacity to engage. To help ensure Galway Simon Community provides a high quality, effective support service to this client.

This is a 1 year fixed-term contract based on 24.5 hours per week lone working with a client on a one to one basis. For further information, download the job description attached.

Housing Support Assistant (Residential Service)

This role will involve working as part of a staff team in one of Galway Simon Community’s Services, ensuring that services offered by the organisation operate effectively and consistently to best practice standards. Housing Support Assistants work alongside our Housing Support Officers, delivering practical supports to clients as part of their overall support plan. The successful candidate will act as a key member of the Team, helping clients maximise their housing security or, supporting and preparing them for move on and independent living as appropriate. The successful candidate will deliver practical supports, the purpose of which will be to assist people in areas such as health and well- being, self-care, personal administration, and home management as necessary.

This is a part-time position, 1 year fixed-term contract, working 31.5hrs per week on average. The hours are worked on a four week rolling roster providing 24 hour cover to the service and are required to work ‘sleep-overs’ in accordance with the roster. For further information, download the job description attached.

Housing Support Assistant Youth Service

The primary responsibility of a Housing Support Assistant will be to assist the Housing Support Officers to follow through on actions with clients identified through key working and support planning. The successful candidate will work with young adults aged 18-25 who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

This is a part-time permanent position, working 32hrs per week on average. For further information, download the job description attached.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should complete and submit the job application form below to by 5pm on closing date Saturday 12th January 2019. If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact the HR department in Galway Simon Community by emailing or calling 091381828.

Galway Simon Community provides accommodation and support services to those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Galway, visit for more information on their services.
Galway Simon Community is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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