The Good Shepherd Centre Kilkenny: Project Worker (Relief)
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The Good Shepherd Centre Kilkenny is a homeless charity that provide support and resettlement services (emergency and long-term accommodation) with the aim of returning people to sustained independent living. We encourage our clients to take control of every dimension of their lives by providing services that enhance their: learning and training capabilities, personal development, social and recreational life, employment opportunities, medication control, relationships and personal responsibility. In addition, we also work very closely with the Kilkenny Local Authority, Health Service Executive, Department of Psychiatry St. Lukes, Kilkenny Leader Partnership Company, Kilkenny VEC, Amber Women’s Refuge, ARDU etc to ensure that the needs of somebody experiencing homeless are met.
For the past 20 years we have primarily provided a service to men experiencing, or at risk of becoming homeless. However, we recently started catering for homeless families, couples and women.
JOB DESCRIPTION – Project Worker
JOB TITLE: Project Worker
JOB HOLDER: Vacant
REPORTS TO: Service Manager
LOCATION: Good Shepherd Centre
Purpose of the Post
To work with the Service Manager and within the authority delegated to the post holder by the service manager; to assist in the day to day running of the service whilst remaining on the roster.
The Project Worker will be responsible for: processing referrals, conducting assessments; care/support planning and implementation of care/support plans; engaging with service users; supporting service users with move on plans; managing maintenance issues; delivering practice supervision.
The Project Worker will play a key role in recruiting, mentoring and supporting staff and students (if applicable) in order to ensure that the highest level and standards of social care practice are further developed and maintained in the service.
In addition to this, the post holder will act on behalf of the Service Manager and provide out of hours on call support where designated.
Please see the full Job Description attached below.
Please send your CV to: Ciara@gsck.ie
Closing Date: 31st March 2020