The Good Shepherd Centre (Kilkenny): Service Manager for Homeless Services & Relief Shift Attendants

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The Good Shepherd Centre

The Good Shepherd Centre CLG has provided homeless services in Kilkenny since 1989.

The Good Shepherd Centre offers a range of homeless and housing solutions. The organisation is divided into two divisions, homeless and housing. A core management position has become vacant as the centres Service Manager for Homeless Services. The centre offers emergency accommodation and support services to men, women and families.

The services are underpinned by Slaintecare and Rebuilding Ireland polices. A core priority area is the full implementation of the National Quality Standards for Homeless Services.

If you are motivated and can demonstrate the following competencies perhaps you should think about applying:

  • Leadership.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Problem solving.
  • Providing services to the highest standards.

Other skills such as change management, performance management and communication will be important to demonstrate.

Homelessness is caused by many structural issues exacerbated by often complex personal needs. People who experience homelessness frequently acknowledge that the experience of being out of home is a vicarious trauma.

The causes of an individual’s homelessness can centre around complex needs or be as a result of shortages in housing supply, service users often feel removed of choices and control of their lives. As service manager you will support people, your team, your service user gain control be it initially as a harm reduction strategy to stabilise and take control through a prism of hope and trauma informed care. Can you do this? We need your help then.

Managing complex issues often require an ability to broker service responses to assist people transition out of homelessness. Therefore, if you can demonstrate a balance between compassion and effectiveness you should consider the role as an opportunity. You will join a dedicated team to find appropriate health and housing solutions. It will be challenging. It will test you. It will offer you great satisfaction. You will be supported.

The centre’s Board and Senior Management are committed to delivering tailored and effective services. If you have a proven track record and can demonstrate it and require more information please do contact us.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Jun, 2021
Expiry Date
18th Jun, 2021