The Salvation Army - York House: Specialist Support Worker & Night Support Worker

The Salvation Army

The Organisation

Everything we do here at York House centres around making a difference to the lives of the people we serve. Whether living with cognitive impairment, mental ill health, drug or alcohol issues or debilitating illness, The Salvation Army Republic of Ireland will see the person and not the label. To help us do this, we have a team of exceptional coordinators, specialist and support workers. There is now an opportunity to be a part of this incredible team.

The Salvation Army in the Republic of Ireland is part of the wider international Salvation Army, which is currently at work in 131 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support and help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs and promoting equality in the workplace. We are a Christian Church and a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland No: 90791. Registered Charity Number CHY6399

Are you passionate about supporting those most vulnerable in our society?

We currently have the following two vacancies within our York House Lifehouse:

SPECIALIST SUPPORT WORKER – FIXED TERM 6 MONTHS – 39 hrs p/w

NIGHT SUPPORT WORKER– FIXED TERM 6 MONTHS – 39 hrs p/w

The Salvation Army, York House, Longford Street Little, Dublin 2.

Working in York House can be challenging but it is also deeply rewarding and satisfying. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, flexible and compassionate with a passion for supporting people and ensuring that our service users enjoy the highest quality of life we want to hear from you. The successful applicant will be expected to work in sympathy with the spiritual principles of The Salvation Army.


About The Specialist Support Worker Role:

Working in a professional role and environment, core responsibilities include:

  • As a highly competent Specialist Support Worker you will be responsible for taking a lead role in the housing area and in particular housing the STA clients
  • You will ensure the programme contributes to the overall service by achieving both internal and contractual Key Performance Indicators and working with the Programme Coordinators and Support Staff to ensure services are high quality and cost effective.
  • Assist with HAP & linking in with external landlords & DCC
  • Responsibility for supervising the relief staff team
  • Ensuring Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) is completed and processed by the relevant local authority as appropriate
  • Identification of appropriate move on options
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Administrative tasks; report writing, maintenance of accurate statistics, client case notes, PASS, HNA’s, and case management planning

About You:

  • A recognised third level qualification to degree level in one of the following areas: Social Studies, Psychology, Addiction, Youth Work, Social Care
  • At least two years’ experience working in a social care field
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills developed in a demanding environemnt
  • Knowledge of housing services, HAP and management
  • Ability to assist in assessments, care planning and client reviews
  • Knowledge in care planning/case management
  • Commitment to Health & Safety
  • Capable of effectively managing challenging behaviour
  • Diligent and conscientious
  • Commitment to effective professional practice

What we offer:

  • 23 Days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • A Rota that Compliments Work/Life Balance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Excellent Training
  • Pension Scheme
  • Opportunities for Career Progression

Please see Job Description and Application Form attached below.

To apply: Please return completed application form to justine.gallagher@salvationarmy.ie
Do not send CV’s as they will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 27th of October, 5pm.

Job Ref: SAYHSSW0420 Garda checks required


About The Night Supporter Worker Role

Working in a professional role and environment, core responsibilities include:

  • Provision of continuum of care through individualised, client led care plan.
  • Responsibility for key-working a diverse caseload of clients
  • Adherence to key working, use of PASS, housing needs assessment, care and case management protocols
  • Ensuring Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) is completed and processed by the relevant local authority as appropriate
  • Advocating with Local Authorities on clients behalf
  • Identification of appropriate move on options
  • Addressing barriers to access
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Administrative tasks; report writing, maintenance of accurate statistics, client case notes, PASS, HNA’s, activity reports and support planning
  • Ensuring effective handovers and information transmission

About You:

  • A recognised third level qualification to degree level in one of the following areas: Social Studies, Psychology, Addiction, Youth Work, Social Care
  • At least two years’ experience working in a social care field working with disadvantaged people
  • Knowledge of housing services and management
  • Ability to assist in assessments, care planning and client reviews
  • Knowledge in care planning/case management
  • Commitment to Health & Safety
  • Capable of effectively managing challenging behaviour
  • Facilitating physical and mental well being
  • Diligent and conscientious
  • Commitment to effective professional practice

What we offer:

  • 23 Annual Leave Days pro rata
  • A Rota that Compliments Work/Life Balance
  • Excellent Training
  • Pension Scheme
  • Opportunities for Career Progression

Please see Job Description and Application Form attached below.

To apply: Please return completed application form to justine.gallagher@salvationarmy.ie
Do not send CV’s as they will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 27th of October, 5pm.

Job Ref: SAYHNSW1120

Garda checks required

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Oct, 2020
Region
Dublin 2
Expiry Date
27th Oct, 2020