Dublin Simon Community: Project Worker - Dundalk

Dublin Simon Community

About Us

At Dundalk Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality. Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response, and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership.

If you share our values and want to make a difference then apply for this role with Dundalk Simon Community and join the team!

About the role

Contract Type – Full-Time Permanent.
Working Hours –37.5 hours a week, Monday-Friday availability.
Location - Dundalk, Seatown House.

As Day Centre Project Worker, you will build professional, trusting relationships with the clients that access the centre, as well as the various agencies that you will be engaging with. You will support clients that are in different stages of their pathway from homelessness, working proactively on addressing their varied needs. The Day Centre Project Worker will have a particular interest and skill set in delivering Education and Training programs as well as a focus on community development and our client’s participation in their local communities.


  • Using an agreed assessment tool, identify and address client needs, and support them in achieving their individual care plan goals, while being respectful.
  • Implement and work within care and case management systems and protocols.
  • Support individuals to establish networks that assist them in developing, either in a social context or in terms of their education and training needs
  • Deliver a high-quality service to a caseload of clients, while building strong professional trusting relationships.
  • Work alongside the team to achieve service targets.
  • Manage risks and ensure the protection of all clients in the service.
  • Develop Education program and lesson plans for groups.
  • Promote access to schemes such as Social Farming
  • Promote Active Citizenship in the community- helps to get clients involved in community efforts
  • Begin to develop a flagship training course for Sea town that utilizes the space effectively Horticulture
  • Create links with LES and ETB’s in the local area- for facilitating in-house sessions, as well as referrals to courses in the community
  • Coordination of program, managing the use of all group spaces- Room bookings etc.
  • Prepare reports and statistics to inform future strategy and for recording and reviewing client details on the clients file.
  • Provide regular, consistent & comprehensive reporting regarding developments or problems in the service to the Manager.
  • Manage pre-crisis and crisis interventions on an individual basis.
  • Promoting choice, independence, health and well-being - encouraging clients to engage in a healthy lifestyle, and to participate in client-led Dundalk Simon Community initiatives.
  • Abide by Dundalk Simon Community’s Health & Safety regulations & standard operating procedures relating to the fire procedure, the safety of staff etc., in order to ensure that the well-being of all staff is maintained.
  • Liaise with a range of both voluntary & statutory service providers (referrals, move-on options, health care, probation services etc.), to establish or improve services available to clients.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as report writing, maintenance of accurate statistics, records, up-to-date client case notes, PASS, HNAs, Outcomes star.
  • Ensuring effective handovers and information transmission for the service to run smoothly & effectively.

Essential for the role:

  • Qualification to at least diploma level in psychology, social care, addiction, counselling, youth work, community development, psychotherapy or similar.
  • 3 years of experience working in a social care setting, with experience in assessment, planned support, key working, and advocacy with vulnerable people.
  • Experience in care and case management procedures. Developing, implementing, and evaluating action plans.
  • Harm Reduction approach.
  • Understanding of mental health diagnoses, treatment services, mental health interventions, addictions, domestic violence, and other presenting issues.
  • Record keeping and report writing skills.

Desirable for the role:

  • Experience in setting up programs or in project management
  • Qualification in Adult Education or experience in delivering training
  • Driving change improvement initiatives, team development, and systems implementation.
  • Knowledge of services in the homeless sector, of rights and entitlements.

Core Competencies of all Dundalk Simon Staff:

  • Commitment to providing the highest levels of quality service
  • Relating with respect and compassion
  • Promoting diversity and equality
  • Providing quality person-centered service
  • Communicating effectively
  • Resilience, positive outlook openness to change
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Promoting person-centered care
  • Building working relationships
  • Effective professional practice, planning, organising, and problem-solving.

Benefits to working with Dundalk Simon Community:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 5% matched contribution to your pension
  • Paid Sick Leave Policy
  • Paid Maternity Leave Policy
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Commuter Travel Tax Savers Ticket
  • 1st-week Comprehensive Training
  • Progression Opportunities

Please note, if you are unsure of any of the requirements, contact the Recruitment Team on (01) 6354860

Apply for the position

Application due date: 05/10/2022
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4860

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Co Louth
Expiry Date
5th Oct, 2022