Youth for Peace: Relief Night Care Worker

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Relief Night Care Worker (Holiday and Bank Holiday Cover)

Job Title: Relief Night Care Worker (Holiday and Bank Holiday Cover)

Location: Mount Offaly House, Carlow Road, Athy

About Youth for Peace Ltd: Youth for Peace Ltd. provides emergency hostel accommodation and support to homeless adults in the Kildare area. Youth for Peace Ltd. is a registered charity and is funded by the Health Service Executive and Kildare County Council. The hostel has been in operation since 1999.

Duration: Relief/Holiday and Bank Holiday Cover

Hours:  Flexible

Job Description: To maintain a safe environment at Mount Offaly House and provide support and supervision to all service users

Ideal candidates should possess the following:

  • A post leaving cert qualification; A third level qualification in Social Studies, Social Care, Social Science or similar would be desirable
  • A thorough understanding of homelessness, addiction and mental health
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • A non-judgemental attitude and the ability to be warm, supportive and compassionate while maintaining professional boundaries
  • The ability to safely and effectively recognise and manage crisis situations

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Be flexible with regard to working hours and be available to work night shifts and bank holidays
  • Respect client confidentiality
  • Adhere to all safety and security protocols
  • Follow all policies and procedures of Youth for Peace Ltd.
  • Carry out all work within the framework of the company’s mission statement, focusing on supporting each individual’s needs in a spirit of positivity, equality and respect
  • Work as part of a small team
  • Communicate clearly, report any concerns and deliver hand-over reports as appropriate to colleagues and management
  • Undertake additional tasks as reasonably requested by management
  • Undertake training and supervision where necessary

Please send CV and cover letter to:
Post: The Manager, Mount Offaly House, Athy, Co. Kildare


Athy, Co Kildare

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