Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Deerpark House Hostel: Night Shift Attendant

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Night Shift Attendant x 1 Fixed Term Contract

Reference No: NSADPH1120
Location: Deerpark House Hostel, Friars Walk, Cork City
Duration: Full Time (Fixed Term 1 Year)
Hours: 39 hours per week
Published: 17 November 2020
Closing Date: 4PM Tuesday 01 December 2020

The SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 1000 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society.

The Night Shift Attendant will have overall responsibility for the Service during the night, ensuring all Health and Safety standards are maintained and the needs of the residents are met. This post holder will be based in Deerpark House Hostel, Friars Walk, Cork City. Deerpark provides transitional accommodation and support to 51 men. The services are open 24 hours, 365 days a year and provides supported accommodation, meals and therapeutic support services to those out of home, some of whom may have a long history of homelessness. Many service users may have mental health, alcohol/substance misuse issues or a mixture of complex needs.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A good standard of education is essential for this position. FETAC Level 5 (or higher) healthcare qualification, or training in healthcare would be a distinct advantage. A B.A. in Social Care (NFQ Level 7) or higher is desirable for this position
  • To have an understanding of the needs of homeless men.
  • A satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the post.
  • To have an understanding of Health and Safety issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding around addiction and mental health issues.
  • At least one-year experience of working in a similar role, in a paid or voluntary capacity in a social care context would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in a homeless sector service would be a distinct advantage.
  • An ability to respect the residents.
  • The ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, and on own initiative where required.
  • Ability to fulfil administrative duties.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word and experience with a database.

If you have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please go to for details on how to apply, including full job description and application form. You can apply online directly at or post your completed application form to Human Resources, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Nov, 2020
Friars Walk, Cork City
Expiry Date
1st Dec, 2020