Merchants Quay Ireland: Project Worker - Open Access Service

Merchants Quay Ireland

Full Time Project Worker MQI Riverbank

MQI wishes to appoint a Full Time Project Worker at our OAS, Riverbank as follows:

Reporting to the Service Coordinator the objective of this role is: To work directly with clients as part of a team and to provide a safe, secure environment for clients.

There are numerous service and client activities, which result in several different roles and responsibilities within the service, including outreach work. You will be required to undertake the relevant role that is assigned to you to meet MQI’s operational requirements.

This is a Specified Purpose Contract, July to January 2023, based on 39 hours ( Mon to Friday), 8am to 9pm and attracting a salary of €30,360 pa pro rated.

Please see the detailed job specification attached, the Person Specification is set out below, for your convenience:

The ideal candidate for this post will have:

  • Relevant QQI third level 7 or above qualification in social Care and at least 1 year’s full time or equivalent experience of working within low threshold services.
  • Have an understanding of the issues relating to alcohol and drug use/homelessness and mental health, and experience of client work in these areas, and the interventions required
  • Good Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and practice regarding homelessness and/or drug use.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience of Key working and care planning an advantage
  • Experience of working with clients with multiple needs
  • Experience of working with homeless specific databases and reporting.

Management reserves the right to amend or change this job description as required

Duration: Specified Purpose Contract of approx. 6 months duration starting in July 2022
Hours: 39 hrs per week shift rota 08.00am – 9.00pm Monday to Friday
Location: Open Access Service, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

Closing date:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form attached to this advertisement and send with an updated copy of your CV to Before 5pmFriday the 27th of May 2022. Please ensure to include ‘Application for Full Time, Specified Purpose, Project Worker in OAS’ in the subject line of your email.

Applications not labelled correctly may fail to be shortlisted.

MQI is an equal opportunities employer

All roles within MQI are subject to Garda Vetting

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Job Specification 170.78 KB
Application Form 187 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th May, 2022
Dublin 8
Expiry Date
27th May, 2022