Galway Simon Community: Housing Support Officer – My Home Service
Housing Support Officer (HSO)
Contract Details: Permanent Contract, 39 hours per week
Location: My Home Service – Galway City and County
Salary: HSE Social Care Worker scale 2019 €32,480 – €47,025
Closing Date: 5pm on closing date on 10th July 2022
Job Purpose: The overall aim of the service is to provide a package of support (housing related key working, case management and resettlement support) which will enable individuals with severe and enduring mental health difficulties in Galway City and County to live independently and become full participants in their communities. Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness cites that; ‘Accommodation alone will not address the underlying problems of vulnerable groups such as those experiencing mental ill health and that their complex needs must be addressed by offering supports of a holistic, medical and practical manner.’ (Mental Health has a specific aim in the National Housing Strategy for People with Disabilities). A priority action of the National Housing Strategy for people with Disabilities is to transition clients from HSE low and medium and high supported hostels/homes to Approved Housing Body and Local Authority tenancies in their community.
How to Apply: All applications must be submitted on the Galway Simon Community application form which is available through our website at www.galwaysimon.ie Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on closing date on Sunday, 10th July 2022 If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact the HR department via email email@example.com