Depaul: Project Worker - Across Dublin Services

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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:

Project Worker

Across Dublin Services - 35 hours per week

Salary €33,116 per annum

1. Role

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

  • To ensure the practical needs of our services users are met i.e. providing food, laundry clean bedding etc. while ensuring a safe and secure environment in a high standard service.
  • To assess the needs of service users and to refer them to appropriate agencies.
  • To provide key working to a number of residents, recording this work, advocating for them and updating line manager and the team on progress.
  • To liaise with external agencies, health boards and county councils.
  • To ensure all quality assurance policies and procedures are adhered too.
  • To assist the medical and nursing staff with the health care of Service users
  • To be a team player taking a role in handovers, supervising Volunteers and supporting your team members in ensuring all decision making is consistent
  • To participate in supervision with your line manager and annual appraisals and identifying your own professional development within your role.
  • To ensure all Depaul Policies and Procedures are adhered too particularly Health and Safety, code of Conduct and Confidentiality.
  • To at all times undertake your role in a professional manner maintaining a high quality standard of work in line with Depaul Values and ethos.

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 in a social care field, desirably in a residential setting
  • Good working knowledge of risk assessment processes and systems (i.e. S/U Risk assessment, Lone Working, Activity Risk Assessments)
  • Process an understanding of harm reduction and low threshold working
  • Process an understanding of why people become homeless and the issues they present with, understanding what supports can be offered in homeless services to service users with complex support needs
  • Have experience working with needs assessment, keyworking and support planning for people with complex needs.
  • Have knowledge of the statutory and voluntary sector resources available to homeless people
  • Understand the importance for Health and Safety in a residential setting.
  • Be a good communicator and computer literate
  • Knowledge and understanding of Depaul vision mission and values.

Online Application Procedure:

Please apply through our online application process which can be found on our website

For more information, please contact Human Resources:
Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail

Closing date for all applications: 12th August 2020 at 9 am.

Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Jul, 2020
Expiry Date
12th Aug, 2020