Depaul: Case Worker - Moorehaven
Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations.
Depaul is an equal opportunities employer, we offer a standard 35 hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and core training.
Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role:
Full time – 35 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract
Salary € 36,029 per annum
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to be a member of a multi-disciplined team using holistic approaches to support Depaul service users. Working within the principal of harm minimisation where residents receive a high degree of care, support and dignity, Depaul has a commitment to service user participation and to empowering residents to manage their own lives. This role works across a 7-day week rota, and commences with increased annual leave days and other added benefits.
2. Key Areas of Responsibility
The core pillars of work for this service are:
- Life Skills – Assessment and Practical Support - Building on existing life skills interventions to empower individuals in a more independent setting.
- Relational Security Support – Managing risks relating to service
- Supporting residents - To maintain positive Mental Health
- Transition - Supporting individuals in their transition from Supported accommodation to long term community living
- Visiting Support to service users living independently in community
- Interagency working with Partner agency
- Engagement with statutory agencies (Local Authorities/CWO etc.)
- Managing service related risks
- Ensuring excellent health and safety standards are maintained
- Reporting to team and partner agency
- Ensuring all resident files are kept up to date.
The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.
3. Person Requirements
- Formal qualifications are not required for this post (but a qualification in a social care field and/or mental health work would be desirable)
- 2 year’s paid experience working with service users with enduring major mental health problems, learning disabilities and/ or offending histories. (essential)
- Experience in keyworking and support planning
- Experience and knowledge of interagency working.
- Experience of working in a Forensic Mental Health Service – desirable
- Experience of Life Skills work promoting residents to achieve independence is desirable for this role.
- Experience of lone working or off-site working an advantage
- An understanding of enduring mental health issues and the impact it has on the individual.
- Good working knowledge of risk assessment processes and systems (i.e. S/U Risk assessment, Lone Working, Activity Risk Assessments)