Cork Simon Community: Project Support Workers


Project Support Workers 

Permanent and Fixed term Contracts

Cork Simon Community works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent living. We promote a socially just society and campaign for a society without homelessness.

The Community works to a set of six core values: Community, Diversity, Social Justice, Voluntarism, Commitment to Care and Inclusion.

Cork Simon Community is currently seeking applications for the position of Project Support Worker. We have three distinct roles available:

  • Project Support Worker – Evenings
  • Project Support Worker – Days
  • Project Worker (Polish Speaker)

Purpose of the post: 

Provide emergency accommodation in a safe and supportive environment for homeless people. Support Team Leaders and Project Workers to implement care plans and promotion of independent living skills aimed at motivating people to move on to more appropriate accommodation.

Some of the key duties of the role include:

  • On first contact identify immediate need and refer to other services where appropriate.
  • Provide bed space in appropriate accommodation based on initial assessment / referral from other projects.
  • Carry out Health and Safety checks and follow relevant procedures.
  • Provide for personal hygiene / showers, clean clothes, laundry, meals, clean rooms to a high standard.
  • Assist in implementing a programme of social activities as organised by or with residents and people using services as appropriate
  • Assist in implementing a programme of social activities as organised by or with residents and people using services as appropriate
  • Act as an advocate when appropriate
  • Build a relationship with residents based on trust & respect by accepting people as they are, spending time with them, actively listening and challenging them positively and proactively to make positive changes at a pace suitable to each person.

The ideal candidate for this post will have:

  • Have previous experience in a care setting
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to motivate and empower people
  • Have a knowledge of homelessness
  • Have a knowledge of Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol issues and the range of responses
  • Have excellent numeric and written skills

The Application Form and Recruitment Pack for the role is attached below. It is also available on our website or can be requested by e-mail from or by telephone 085 805 1373.

The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is Tuesday, 30th July 2024 at 5pm.

Cork Simon Community is committed to equality of opportunity

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Application Form 1.44 MB
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Region: Cork