Novas: Locum Worker - Thurles Services


Locum Worker

Location: Thurles Services
Duration: Locum / Relief contract
Hours: Vary
Published: 22/09/2022
Application Closing Date: 9th October 2022


  • Third level qualification – minimum Level 5 on NFQ – in Social Care or related discipline – see job description for details of acceptable related disciplines
  • Availability to work varying shifts including early, late, waking night shifts and sleepovers
  • An understanding of the nature of homelessness and the needs of people experiencing homelessness
  • An ability to work in a service where clients have multiple complex needs
  • A good understanding of the harm reduction model
  • A good working knowledge of relevant local services
  • Good written and oral communication 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 license

If you meet these requirements and wish to apply for this role, an application form and job description can be found on the careers section of our website If you require any further information or wish to submit a completed application form, please email

NOVAS is a not for profit organisation and Approved Housing Body, we work with single adults, couples and families and who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We provide a range of services and accommodation. We have over 300 staff, and more than 30 services in Limerick, Dublin, Clare, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary including emergency homeless accommodation, transitional homeless accommodation, social housing and community based services for tenancy sustainment, homelessness prevention, mental health and recovery.

NOVAS is a Trauma Informed Practice Organisation and the principles of collaboration, diversity, respect and trust are embedded in our way of working together.

Our services are provided through support of our partners in local government through the Local Authorities, HSE, and other donors and funders.


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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Co Tipperary
Expiry Date
9th Oct, 2022