Novas - McGarry House: Night Support Worker (Part-Time, 20 hours per week)

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Novas is a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families, children and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We provide a range of housing, health and recovery services and accommodation for marginalised households throughout Ireland primarily using a trauma informed approach (all staff are trauma informed and trained) and a harm reduction model of support. We also provide bespoke community based supported living services for persons that find themselves homeless with complex support requirements on both the Intellectual Disability and Mental Health spectrums.

Novas are currently seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Night Support Worker at our McGarry House Project located in Limerick City. The successful candidates will be afforded necessary training and development in line with the role. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with clients who are homeless/at risk of homelessness.

Position: Part Time Night Support Worker (20 hours per week)

Where: McGarry House

Contract: Specific Purpose Contract (subject to funding)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Third level qualification-minimum Level 5 preferably in social care or equivalent.
  • Availability to work waking night shifts.
  • One year’s experience of working with single homeless people and / or vulnerable groups
  • An understanding of nature of homelessness and the needs of single homeless people
  • An ability to treat the client group on a non-judgmental way from a trauma informed perspective, which under pins Novas service delivery.
  • Understanding of a low threshold service and harm reduction model of working
  • A commitment to working in a low threshold setting


  • Full clean driving license

Please see attached Job Description and Peron Specification for more information

Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms is 19th August 2020

For further information please visit http:-// Please complete the application form and return it to or call Alicja on 086- 410 30 26

Novas is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe from harm. As a consequence, Garda Vetting will be carried out for all Novas staff. Garda Vetting is part of the Novas recruitment and selection process and a pre-employment requirement.

Benefits: Novas full time staff receive 26 days annual leave, employer pension contribution after successful probation period, access to supports such as Support and Supervision, external supervision if required and Psychological First Aid. Staff receive a wide variety of on-the-job training, with core training including First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression), Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration. They gain a wide range of experience on the front-line- this can act as a springboard for other career opportunities within Novas.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
31st Jul, 2020
Limerick City
Expiry Date
19th Aug, 2020