Novas: Project Workers Supported Living Service - New Service Rathmines

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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 Workers (social care) at our supported living project in Rathmines. 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 with an intellectual disability and acquired brain injury on a 1:1 basis and on a daily basis.

Novas provide person-centred care for a variety of individuals across all age groups and complex need- in their own home or in appropriate community-based care facilities.

Position: Project Worker Social Care – 4 positions

Where: Rathmines

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)

Candidates must:

  • Have a recognised social care qualification level 7 or equivalent – please see person specification for key essential education criteria.
  • All staff appointed will understand the nature of homelessness and have experience of working with vulnerable persons with an ID / ABI or enduring mental health need, preferably in homeless services or other relevant healthcare setting.
  • Have an understanding of working within an inter-agency framework and a harm reduction model of working.
  • One year’s full time experience of working with the vulnerable group listed and practical experience in key working is essential. An understanding of care and case management protocols including; care planning, needs assessment, harm reduction, trauma informed care and other related skills will be hugely advantageous.
  • To be available to work a variety of different shifts of differing lengths as set out in work rosters – this may include shifts on weekdays, waking night shifts, weekends, Bank Holidays and sleepovers.

Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms 5th January 2020. If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring a copy of your degree/qualification. Interviews will be held on the 9th January 2020.

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 No


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