Dublin Simon Community: Night Support Worker Family Hub (Meath)

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The Opportunity

We are creating something great at Dublin Simon Community and you can be a big part of this development. We are opening a new family hub which will be supported temporary accommodation in Gormanston, County Meath and we require a Night Support Worker to join our team.

The Organisation

At Dublin Simon Community, we are working proactively to help resolve the biggest societal crisis of our time-homelessness. Our innovative services are all focused on making home a reality for our clients. We value community, excellence, innovation, respect and integrity and we incorporate these values into each service for our clients. While we provide supported temporary accommodation, we also provide a range of holistic services such as homeless prevention, medium to long term housing, addiction treatment, primary healthcare and other targeted interventions. Our employees are our strongest asset and we have been awarded the Excellence Through People accreditation for the past 7 years due to utilising the best Human Resource Management practices to demonstrate how much our employees are valued.

The Role

As the Night Support Worker you will work directly with service users as part of a team to ensure the provision of accommodation services and ensure that the physical environment within Dublin Simon Community operates effectively and consistently to best practice standards. You will ensure that the service is meeting the needs of families living in the family hub on a day to day basis along with facilitating and implementing relevant participation initiatives.

Working in a professional role and environment, core responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to the project workers by following up on support plan actions, supporting the service user to achieve their goals.
  • Provide care interventions, daily living skills support and support families in attending appointments.
  • Support colleagues on the day team to operate a social programme and a learning programme, following up and engaging clients at night time when necessary.
  • Assist in managing medication and health regimes
  • Active harm reduction interventions and managing addictions and mental health issues as they present in clients.
  • Managing complex and challenging behaviour, and emergencies, within the family hub setting.
  • Assistance with basic living skills and provide interventions which prepare families to move into independent living.
  • Accommodation Charge management, coordination and accompanying to appointments, entitlements.
  • Interpersonal skills development, dealing with relationships, family liaison and behavioural management issues.
  • Maintaining security and safety within the building to include effective door management practices.
  • Therapeutic and diversionary interventions providing emotional and motivational support, promoting positive mental health attitudes, self esteem and self-respect.
  • Crisis and conflict management within the facility.
  • Support the manager in the implementation of the strategic and operational action objectives. Taking responsibility for developing and implementing strategic and operational goals.

What You Need

To become the Night Support Worker, you will require 1 years’ experience working in a social care setting with strong report writing and record keeping skills. You will also be qualified to QQI Level 6 or above in a relevant area such as social care, psychology, youth work, community development, counselling or other related discipline.

What You Will Receive

  • Supportive colleagues & management team
  • Dynamic & diverse work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Clear progression Opportunities

What To Do Now

If you are interested, please apply via the link on this page

Apply for the position
Application due date: 21/04/2019
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800

We reserve the right to offer the position to a successful candidate prior to the deadline of receipt of applications and we advise that you apply early.

Dublin Simon Community does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this position. Any unsolicited CV’s from recruitment agencies will not be considered and may result in Dublin Simon Community not engaging with that recruitment agency in the future.


Gormanston, Co Meath

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