Cork Simon Community: Project Support Worker (Polish Speaker)

Cork Simon Community

Project Support Worker (Polish Speaker) - Permanent Contract

Cork Simon Community works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent living. We promote a socially just society and campaign for a society without homelessness.

Cork Simon works to a set of six core values: Community, Diversity, Social Justice, Voluntarism, Commitment to Care and Inclusion.

Cork Simon Community is currently seeking applications for the position of Project Support Worker (Polish Speaker).

Purpose of the post: Provide emergency accommodation in a safe and supportive environment for people experiencing homelessness. Support Team Leaders and Project Workers to implement care plans and the promotion of independent living skills aimed at motivating people to move on to more appropriate accommodation.

Some of the key duties of the role include:

  • On first contact identify immediate need and refer to other services where appropriate.
  • Provide bed space in appropriate accommodation based on initial assessment / referral from other projects.
  • Carry out Health and Safety checks and follow relevant procedures.
  • Provide for personal hygiene / showers, clean clothes, laundry, meals, clean rooms to a high standard.
  • Assist in implementing a programme of social activities as organised by or with residents and people using services as appropriate
  • Assist Team Leaders and Project Workers with the implementation of agreed care plans with residents, especially residents from Eastern/Central Europe
  • Act as an advocate when appropriate
  • Support residents from Eastern/Central Europe with the Habitual Residence Condition (HRC) application/appeals process

The ideal candidate for this post will:

  • Have fluency in the Polish language. Fluency in another Eastern/Central European language is desirable
  • Minimum of one year’s previous experience in a care setting
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to motivate and empower people
  • Have a knowledge of homelessness
  • Have a knowledge of Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol issues and the range of responses
  • Have excellent numeric and written skills
  • Non-judgemental understanding of addiction

The Application Form and Recruitment Pack for the role is attached below. Also, it is available on our website or can be requested by email or by telephone 021 4929 408.

The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is Tuesday, 28th September 2021 at 5pm.

Cork Simon Community is committed to equality of opportunity

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Recruitment Pack 292.46 KB
Application Form 1.22 MB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
28th Sep, 2021