Minimum job requirements:
- BA/BS degree in psychology, social care, social work, addiction, counselling, psychotherapy, youth work, community development or similar.
- 2 years experience working in a social care setting.
- Client-focused, adaptable, accountable, resilient individual.
- Ability to conduct risk assessments, create and manage client care plans, conduct holistic needs assessment, whilst being respectful and professional.
- Excellent communicator, with the ability to advocate on the client’s behalf.
- Knowledge of child protection and children first procedures.
- Knowledge of addictions, domestic violence, mental health diagnoses, treatment services and mental health interventions.
Preferred job requirements:
- Qualification relating to youth work/child and family work.
- Knowledge of the Dublin Homelessness sector; rights and entitlements of homeless persons.
- Experience working with families in homeless /housing sector
- Practical experience of assessment, planned support, key working and advocacy with vulnerable people.
- Passion for helping people, with the ability to work in a constantly changing environment with a problem-solving attitude.
About the job:
As the Project Worker, you’ll implement and carry out effective care and case management, with the objective of progression to and sustainment of long term accommodation. You’ll report to the Service Manager. As well as our induction program, you will be provided with 10 training days throughout the year, ensuring you have the support and training to succeed in this role.
- Using the Holistic Needs Assessment Tool (HNA), identify and address family needs, and support them in achieving their individual care plan goals.
- Support individuals to establish networks that assists them in removing barriers to exiting homelessness; partner with voluntary and statutory agencies.
- Deliver a high quality service to a case load of clients, while building strong professional trusting relationships.
- Work alongside the multi disciplinary team to achieve service targets.
- Manage risks and ensure the protection of all families in the service.
- Act as a professional mental health guide and mentor, to members of staff.
- Preparation reports and statistics to inform future strategy and for recording and reviewing client details on the PASS system.
- Engage with families in activities.
- Manage pre crisis and crisis interventions on an individual basis.
- Promoting choice, independence, health and well being - encouraging clients to engage in a healthy lifestyle, and to participate in client led Dublin Simon Community initiatives.
- Develop & facilitate a range of support groups for individuals.
- Ensuring effective handovers and information transmission for the service to run smoothly & effectively.
- Provide regular, consistent & comprehensive reporting regarding developments or problems in the service to the Manager.
- Abide by Dublin Simon Community’s Health & Safety regulations & standard operating procedures relating to the fire procedure, safety of staff etc., in order to ensure that the well being of all staff is maintained.
The Family Hub, Gormanston, Meath
Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm. 37.5 hours per week. 25 days annual leave.
At Dublin Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality. Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership. If you share our values and want to make a difference also, come talk to us at Dublin Simon Community. We’re looking for client focused, friendly and adaptable people to join our team. This standard is achieved by organisations that have best practice Human Resource Systems in place, particularly in the area of staff training and development, communication, and staff involvement in the decision making processes in the organisation.
Apply for the position
Application due date: 31/03/2019
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800