Novas - Abigail Centre: Resettlement Officer
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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 Resettlement Officer at our Abigail located in Dublin. 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: Resettlement Officer
Where: Abigail Centre
Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)
The ideal candidate will have:
- Third level qualification-minimum Level 7 preferably in social care or equivalent.
- Demonstrate the ability to treat the client group in 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
- Knowledge of tenancy sustainment and housing support, ability to carry out an assessment of housing needs, and a willingness to keep up to date with any relevant changes to entitlements, HAP etc.
- A knowledge of appropriate legislation, including welfare benefits and housing law
- Full clean drivers licence and use of own car.
Please see attached Job Description and Peron Specification for more information
Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms is 30th November 2020
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, double time on Sundays and bank holidays, flexible work arrangements, 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.