Novas: Project Manager – Mid-West Region (Panel)


Novas is a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families, children and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded.

Novas are currently seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to form a panel of Project Managers in our Mid-West region. Successful candidates will be afforded necessary training and development in line with the role offered.

Position: Manager (Novas intend to form a panel of successful applicants from which to fill future vacancies)
Where: Mid-West Region
Contract: A range of contracts will be available depending on funding

The ideal candidate will have:

  •  Minimum Level 7 Degree on National Framework of Qualifications in Social Care / Applied Social Studies in Social Care or a related discipline. Acceptable related disciplines are minimum Level 7 Degree (Major Award) in: Psychology; Counselling and Psychotherapy; Addiction; Youth and Community Work;
  • Social Work; Social Sciences; Management; Education; Healthcare and Nursing
  • One years’ management experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience working with homeless people / homeless families and/or other vulnerable groups, and an understanding of their needs
  • Experience providing one-to-one supervision
  • Have an understanding of care and case management protocols including; care planning, needs assessment, risk management/assessment, incident management/prevention and key-working
  • An ability to manage a service where clients have multiple and complex needs
  • Experience of low threshold services and the harm reduction model
  • Good working knowledge of relevant local services and the welfare benefits system
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good information technology (IT) skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • A commitment to preventing and managing challenging behaviour
  • A commitment to working from a trauma-informed perspective
  • An openness to change
  • Full clean driving licence

Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms is 8th of July 2022 at 12 noon. The interviews will take place on the week commencing 18th of July.

For further information, please visit Please complete the application form and return it to Novas is
committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe from harm. As a consequently, Garda Vetting will be carried out for all Novas staff. Garda Vetting is part of the Novas recruitment and selection process and a pre-employment requirement.

Benefits: Access to supports such as Support and Supervision, external supervision if required and Psychological First Aid. Staff receive a wide variety of on-the-job training, with core training including First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression), Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration. They gain a wide range of experience on the front-line- this can act as a springboard for other career opportunities within Novas


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Jun, 2022
Expiry Date
8th Jul, 2022