Novas - Supported Temporary Accommodation: Project Worker x 6

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Novas is a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families, children and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We provide a range of housing, health and recovery services and accommodation for marginalised households throughout Ireland primarily using a trauma informed approach (all staff are trauma informed and trained) and a harm reduction model of support. We also provide bespoke community based supported living services for persons that find themselves homeless with complex support requirements on both the Intellectual Disability and Mental Health spectrums.

Novas are currently seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Project Worker at our STA Service located in Blanchardstown in Dublin. The successful candidates will be afforded necessary training and development in line with the role. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with clients who are homeless/at risk of homelessness.

Position: Project Worker x 6

Where: Blanchardstown Dublin

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Third level qualification-minimum Level 7 preferably in social care or equivalent.
  • Availability to work varying shifts including early, late, waking night shifts and sleepovers.
  • Work with all clients and earn their trust and respect. Deal with difficult or problematic situations in a sensitive manner and within the framework of the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • To work positively and effectively as a member of a team and to contribute to developing the staff team including attending team meetings, training, supervision and external meetings.
  • Assess client needs and operate a key working and care planning system in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures and customs and practices prevalent within the sector.
  • One year’s full time experience of working with a vulnerable group and practical experience in key working is essential. An understanding of care and case management protocols including; care planning, needs assessment, harm reduction and other related skills will be hugely advantageous

Please see attached Job Description and Peron Specification for more information

Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms is 25th October 2019 at noon.

For further information please visit Please complete the application form and return it to

Novas is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe from harm. As a consequence, Garda Vetting will be carried out for all Novas staff. Garda Vetting is part of the Novas recruitment and selection process and a pre-employment requirement.

Benefits: Novas full time staff receive 26 days annual leave, employer pension contribution after successful probation period, double time on Sundays and bank holidays, flexible work arrangements, access to supports such as Support and Supervision, external supervision if required and Psychological First Aid. Staff receive a wide variety of on-the-job training, with core training including First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression), Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration. They gain a wide range of experience on the front-line- this can act as a springboard for other career opportunities within Novas.


Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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