Good Shepherd Cork: Night Support Worker - Redclyffe Family Hub

Good Shepherd Cork

Night Support Worker

Applications are sought for a Night Support Worker with Redclyffe, Good Shepherd Cork.

Redclyffe, Good Shepherd Cork, provides emergency accommodation for up to 17 families experiencing homelessness. The Night Support Worker will be required to meet the needs of the residents by providing a caring service in conjunction with staff members, and others involved in their welfare.

This is a full time permanent position working 36 hours per week over a six week rolling rota. This is a night shift work position and requires evening, night and weekend work. Some flexibility will be required around working hours. There is the possibility of additional hours to cover leave.

Reporting to the Manager the successful candidate will have:

  • Have an understanding of why families become homeless and the issues they present with, and what supports can be offered.
  • A knowledge of and a willingness to work from a trauma informed perspective and a strengths based model.
  • Candidates must have a relevant qualification to a minimum of FETAC level 5 e.g. social care/ community care etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Children’s First Guidelines for Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Experience working nights, shift work, and/ or lone working would be an advantage.
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work in the area of homelessness and/or residential care.
  • Capable of responding calmly in a crisis and use your own initiatives to deal with incidents as they arise.
  • Professional, caring and empathetic approach to working with vulnerable adults, children and families.
  • Good I.T Skills
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Good Shepherd Cork.

Please see job description attached to this advert.

To apply please submit your application (on GSC Application Form) and cover letter to

The closing date for application is 5pm, Friday 29th January 2021

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Jan, 2021
Expiry Date
29th Jan, 2021