Merchants Quay Ireland: Lead Project Worker - Night Café

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MQI wish to recruit Lead Project Worker for their Night Cafe.

Person Specification

  • A minimum Level 7 Social Care qualification in a relevant social care field
  • A minimum of two years’ full time (or part time equivalent) experience working as a Project Worker in a low threshold environment with at least one of these years being within supervisory management/lead level/managing staff
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills within MQI and externally with the local community.
  • Required to demonstrate ability to work under pressure and in an environment where service users have multiple complex needs.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • An excellent understanding of issues relating to problem drug use/homelessness including mental health concerns
  • Capacity to develop constructive relationships with service users & team.
  • Capacity to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficient IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and a good knowledge of the CRM system for reporting purpose
  • Skills & Experience in dealing with service performance evaluation, service development & change management desirable

Working Hours: Between 9.30pm and 9.30am, 39 hours per week Monday to Sunday, four nights on and four nights off.
Salary Scale : €30,360 – 37,800 pa DOE. There is also a lead allowance of €4,000 pa and a night premium of €1,000 pa.
Contract: Contact of indefinite duration

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the application form attached to this advertisement and send with an updated copy of your CV to Please ensure to include ‘Application for Lead Project Worker Night Café’ in the subject line of your email. Applications not labelled correctly may fail to be shortlisted.

Merchants Quay Ireland is an equal opportunities employer



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