COPE Galway: Community Support Worker - Senior Support Services

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COPE Galway provides supports services for people affected by Homelessness, women & children experiencing Domestic Violence, and for Older People.

COPE Galway helps to Improve Quality of Life in a Home Of Your Own by Supporting Home, Promoting Community & Reducing Isolation.

We are currently looking to recruit for the following position:

Community Support Worker - Senior Support Services

The focus of this service is improving and promoting well-being and quality of life issues identified by older people; preventing isolation for those at risk, who live independently in their own homes.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing one to one support to older people living in the community who are isolated or at risk of isolation
  • Liaise with voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate in relation to the needs of the residents Assist residents when filling in forms and making applications for a range of supports and services
  • Explore options to increase numbers attending existing Lunch Clubs

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A good standard of education, preferably in the Social Care or related field
  • An awareness of entitlements and up-to-date knowledge of best practice in working with Older People
  • Experience of working with Older People/ vulnerable groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of advocating for individuals with a range of statutory and voluntary services

This is a one year contract for approximately 25 hours per week

Further details and application form are available from:
Closing date for applications is 20th March 2019

Satisfactory Garda Clearance is required for this position

COPE Galway are an equal opportunities employer



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