Novas: Night Support Worker x 3 - McGarry House

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Night Support Worker x 3

Service: McGarry House,
Location: Limerick
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 40 hour per week
Published: 25th of May 2023
Application Closing Date: 16th June 2023

NOVAS is a not for profit organisation and Approved Housing Body. We work with single adults, couples and families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We provide a range of support services and accommodation. We have over 300 staff, and more than 30 services in Limerick, Dublin, Clare, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary including residential homeless services, social housing and community based services for tenancy sustainment, homelessness prevention, mental health and recovery.

Since 2002, McGarry House works towards a low threshold, harm reduction approach. We do not put barriers in place for entry and accept clients as they are. We seek to reduce the harm in the behaviour of clients and ultimately stem the patterns that led to homelessness for them. McGarry House works to care and case management protocols, holistic needs assessment and trauma informed approaches. It is this approach that now informs the nature of care provided to NOVAS clients in all our services and underpins our client centred approach.

NOVAS is a Trauma Informed practice organisation and the principles of collaboration, diversity, respect and trust are embedded in our way of working together. Our services are provided through support of our partners in local government through the Local Authorities, HSE, and other donors and funders

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

(Please see Job Description for complete Person Specification)

  • Level 5 qualification in Social Care, or allied health care profession
  • Experience of working with homeless people or similar
  • Commitment to low threshold and harm reduction approaches
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to utilise IT systems effectively

We offer a competitive benefit package including 26 days annual leave pro rata, access to further education supports and contributory pension.

If you would like to work for, an application form and job description can be found on the careers section of our website If you require any further information or wish to submit a completed application form, please email

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Region: Limerick