Peter McVerry Trust: Night Support Worker (Relief)

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Peter McVerry Trust

NIGHT SUPPORT WORKER RELIEF CONTRACT

Title of Post: Night Support Worker

Peter McVerry Trust are hiring for Relief Night Support Workers, this is a 3 month Relief Contract with immediate start. Please apply to recruitment@pmvtrust.ie

  • Interviews being held by SKYPE
  • Full training carried out on line before start date
  • Immediate start when training completed

About Peter McVerry Trust: Established in 1983 by Fr Peter McVerry the charity works with individuals at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, primarily in the Dublin region. Peter McVerry Trust provides a wide range of services in the areas of prevention, housing, homelessness, under 18s residential and drug treatment.

Our Vision: “An Ireland that supports all those on the margins and upholds their rights to full inclusion in society.”

Our Mission: Peter McVerry Trust is committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage. Peter McVerry Trust provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to younger persons with complex needs, and offers pathways out of homelessness based on the principles of the Housing First model and within a framework that is based on equal opportunities, dignity and respect.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

1. To the Manager/Team Leader/Social Care Leader:

  • To work for Peter McVerry Trust within the authority delegated to him/her by the Manager/Team Leader/Social Care Leader;
  • To maintain a safe and healthy living environment through:
    • Adherence to safety and security protocols
    • Ensuring that the environment is maintained to a high standard at all times
  • To provide a wide range of interventions, support and supervision to residents;
  • To assist the Manager/Team Leader/Social Care Leader in the night-time running of the service;
  • Any other duties as designated by the Manager/Team Leader/Social Care Leader.

2. To provide direct support to residents through:

  • Intervention, support and supervision;
  • When required, advocacy and referral to community services;
  • Supervising the behavior of the residents at all times;
  • Liaising with the appropriate staff in accessing move-on accommodation for the residents;
  • Planning recreational and/or group activities.

3. To assist with residents’ case work through:

  • Communication with staff of Peter McVerry Trust where relevant
  • Key-working with residents (where required);
  • Assisting with resident’s Individual Personal Plans;
  • Ensuring that residents are fully informed about all entitlements;

4. To maintain a safe and healthy living environment through:

  • Adherence to safety and security protocols;
  • Ensuring that the environment is maintained to a high standard at all times;
  • Assigning routine tasks and domestic duties to residents;
  • Keeping stock of household necessities and purchasing weekly groceries;
  • Providing meals along with residents to support the development of independent living skills;
  • Advice and help to residents with housekeeping needs;
  • Mediating disputes and encouraging co-operation.

5. To respond to requests for service through:

  • Links with other Peter Mc Verry Trust services, screening and assessment;
  • Communication of information and referral to resources;
  • Offering ongoing support to former residents;

6. To undertake administrative duties through:

  • Maintaining residents’ details and documentation;
  • Actively participating in staff meetings;
  • Providing written reports to the Manager/Team Leader/Social Care Leader where necessary;
  • Recording any Incidents / Accidents that may occur.

7. Change in work programme:

  • It may be necessary, from time to time, for workload to be re-prioritised in order to accommodate workloads in other areas of the organization. Due notice and consultation will be given.

8. To have a positive and enthusiastic attitude in work:

  • In your interactions with management, staff and residents of the Peter McVerry Trust.
  • In your interactions with external agencies while representing the Peter McVerry Trust.

9. Other Duties:

  • Any other duties as designated by the Manager/Team Leader/Social Care Leader.

Person Specification:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post leaving certificate qualification.
  • Essential competencies: Commitment to providing the highest level of service, respect for others, openness to change, communication skills– oral, aural and written, contributing to the prevention and management of challenging behavior, professionalism & maintaining professional boundaries, initiative & taking responsibility and effective team working. (All other competencies to be reviewed as part of the supervision and support process
  • Experience working nights and/or shift work. Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work in the area of homelessness and/or residential care.
  • Desirable: Qualification in social care/youth work, addiction studies or related field, experience of working in the area of homelessness and/or residential care.

To apply, please download the PMVT application form from http://www.pmvtrust.ie/about-us/vacancies/. Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@pmvtrust.ie

Peter McVerry Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Peter McVerry Trust Operations Ltd Registration Number 412953 Charity Number CHY7256

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th May, 2020
Region
Dublin
Expiry Date
5th Jun, 2020