Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - McGwire Hostel: Locum Shift Attendants (Short-term relief) x 3

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Locum Shift Attendants (Short-term relief) x 3

Reference No: LSAMGH0725
Location: McGwire Hostel, Waterford City
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Variable (casual work). Various shift patterns. No set hours.
Published: 08 August 2019
Closing Date: 4PM Thursday 22 August 2019

The purpose of these posts is to provide short-term relief cover either day or night shifts depending on service need in emergency situations and to cover for leave in a short-term relief capacity so as to assist the Service to provide safe secure accommodation and support to homeless men, providing an efficient and high quality service to the client group. The post holders will be based in McGwire Hostel, Waterford City, where emergency accommodation and support is provided to 39 men.

The ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • A good standard of education is essential for this position
  • FETAC Level 5 (or higher) healthcare qualification or training in health or social care would be a distinct advantage
  • BA in Social Care (NFQ Level 7) or higher is desirable for this position
  • A satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the post
  • Experience of working in a paid or voluntary capacity in a social care context is required for this position
  • Experience of a homeless sector service would be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to respond in a warm and compassionate manner while retaining professional boundaries
  • Excellent report writing and record keeping skills
  • Knowledge and understanding around addiction and mental health issues
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety issues
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

If you have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please go to for details on how to apply, including full job description and application form. You can apply online directly at or post your completed application form to Human Resources, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1.

CV's will not be accepted.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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