Dublin Simon Community: Support Worker - Detox (Part Time)


Support Worker - Detox (22.5h)

About Us

At Dublin Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality. Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response, and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership.

If you share our values and want to make a difference then apply for this role with Dublin Simon Community and join the team!

About the job:

As a Support Worker in our treatment services (BBV/Detox) you will support clients as part of a team to ensure their safety and needs during detox/Respite from alcohol or drugs.

Working Hours: 25 hours per week with 12,5h shift (8pm - 8.30am night shift or 8am to 8.30 pm day shift). Four week rolling rota with approx 7 nights and 5 days per month. 25 days Annual leave.

Location: 32 Blessington Street, Northside, Dublin 7, D07 PF20

Core Job Requirements:

  • To process referrals, admissions and discharges to the unit as per referral and assessment procedure. To induct clients to the unit as per induction procedure
  • To work in line with your individual score card to achieve the organisational strategy.
  • To engage with and build a professional trusting relationship with clients treating them with dignity and respect in order to work within the values of Dublin Simon Community.
  • Work closely with Project Worker & Nursing Staff to contribute to supporting service users to work towards the goals set down in their care plan.
  • To assist Project Workers with the co-facilitation of all meaningful activity and social programmes.
  • Co ordinate social activities for clients taking into account their individual needs and in conjunction with staff on duty.
  • To perform tasks related to the day to day running and maintenance of an effective residential service such as food preparation, hygiene of the home, standards of living, maintaining of building.
  • To ensure that a welcoming and friendly environment is maintained ensuring all rooms are prepared for service user arrival.
  • Assist the project worker / nurses with regular room searches to ensure unit is kept, drug and alcohol free.
  • To escort clients to medical and other appointments as requested by the lead nurse& or project worker.
  • Maintain positive and mutually beneficial relationships with relevant external agencies in both the voluntary and statutory sector and to effectively liaise with a range of service providers both Voluntary and Statutory (referrals, mental health, occupational therapy and so on) in order to establish or improve services available to service users.
  • Ensure service users are consulted and involved in the operation of the project as far as possible through the service users groups in Dublin Simon Community.

Essential for the role


NFQ level 7 qualification in a relevant field and 6 months relevant experience 
NFQ level 6 qualification in a relevant field and 1year of relevant experience 
NFQ Level 5 qualification in health, community, or social care and 2 years relevant experience, including experience in a residential setting.

Skills & Personality Requirements:

  • A Passion for helping people
  • Flexibility to work in an agile environment
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience in carrying out Health & Safety inspections and audits

Core Competencies of all Dublin Simon Staff:

  • Commitment to providing the highest levels of quality service
  • Relating with respect and compassion
  • Promoting diversity and equality
  • Providing quality person-centered service
  • Communicating effectively
  • Resilience, positive outlook openness to change
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Promoting person-centered care
  • Building working relationships
  • Effective professional practice, planning, organising, and problem-solving.

Benefits to working with Dublin Simon Community:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 5% matched contribution to your pension
  • Paid Sick Leave Policy
  • Paid Maternity Leave Policy
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Commuter Travel Tax Savers Ticket
  • 1st-week Comprehensive Training
  • Progression Opportunities

Shortlisting will be in progress throughout the period that the vacancy is live, so you may be called for interview and/or the vacancy may be filled before the closing date.

Please note, if you are unsure of any of the requirements, contact the Recruitment Team on (01) 635 4860

Apply for the position

Application due date: 10/04/2024
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4860

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Region: Dublin 7