Depaul: Case Worker - Teach Rua Services
Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations.
Depaul is an equal opportunities employer, we offer a standard 35 hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and core training.
Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role:
Teach Rua Services
Full time – 35 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract
Salary €33,621 per annum
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to be a member of a multi-disciplined team using holistic approaches to support Depaul service users. Working within the principal of harm minimisation where residents receive a high degree of care, support and dignity, Depaul has a commitment to service user participation and to empowering residents to manage their own lives. This role works across a 7-day week rota, and commences with increased annual leave days and other added benefits.
2. Key Areas of Responsibility
The core pillars of work for this service are:
- Life Skills – Assessment and Practical Support - Building on existing life skills interventions to empower individuals in a more independent setting.
- Relational Security Support – Managing risks relating to service
- Supporting residents - To maintain positive Mental Health
- Transition - Supporting individuals in their transition from Supported accommodation to long term community living
- Visiting Support to service users living independently in community
- Interagency working with Partner agency
- Engagement with statutory agencies (Local Authorities/CWO etc.)
- Managing service related risks
- Ensuring excellent health and safety standards are maintained
- Reporting to team and partner agency
- Ensuring all resident files are kept up to date.
The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.
3. Person Requirements
- Formal qualifications are not required for this post (but a qualification in a social care field and/or mental health work would be desirable)
- 2 year’s paid experience working with service users with enduring major mental health problems, learning disabilities and/ or offending histories. (essential)
- Experience in keyworking and support planning
- Experience and knowledge of interagency working.
- Experience of working in a Forensic Mental Health Service – desirable
- Experience of Life Skills work promoting residents to achieve independence is desirable for this role.
- Experience of lone working or off-site working an advantage
- An understanding of enduring mental health issues and the impact it has on the individual.
- Good working knowledge of risk assessment processes and systems (i.e. S/U Risk assessment, Lone Working, Activity Risk Assessments)
Online Application Procedure:
Please download and complete the application form available on the link below
For more information, please contact Human Resources:
Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for all applications: Friday 7th October 2022 at 5:00pm
WHY WORK FOR US?
Depaul is a cross border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Would you like to help us to meet our mission?
We are a values led organisation and aim, at all times, to live and breathe these values in our everyday work. Our values are based on four key principles:
- We celebrate the potential of people
- We put our words into action
- We aim to take a wider role in civil society
- We believe in rights and responsibilities
If you choose to work for Depaul we offer:
Comprehensive induction – all new staff are provided with a robust induction and probationary period to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to carry out your role.
Exciting training initiatives – we have extensive training courses staff can avail of, here are just a few
- Depaul’s Vision, Mission and Values course, this involves travel to meet the Depaul International family.
- Emerging Leaders, supporting workers that would like to develop their leadership skills and to progress to a management role.
- Online learning resources within Depaul’s award nominated online learning platform, Moodle.
- Mandatory training including, MAPA, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Fire Safety, and First Aid
Support – We have a supervision model that means you will receive one to one time with your line manager on a 4-6 week basis. The purpose of supervision is to have a holistic approach; it is not just about supporting you to reach your goals and potential it is also about your wellbeing. It is encouraged to be a two way process, so you have opportunity to feedback to your manager about how supported you feel.
Expolink - We understand it can be difficult for you to bring sensitive workplace issues to our attention. We also recognise that giving you the opportunity to report your concerns to an independent organisation, whilst protecting your identity, may make it easier for you to speak up.
HSF Health – Each staff member gets access to a health cash plan so you can claim money back, up to set limits, on a number of treatments. this includes dental, optical, acupuncture and many more. Your children under 16 are also included on the plan.
Employee Assistance Programme (Spectrum Life) – EAP is a confidential counselling service that provides support to company employees and their family. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering; Counselling, legal advice, financial information, career guidance, life coaching, mediation, health information, cancer support, autism support, infertility and pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching and international employee support.
Enhanced terms and conditions – 35-hour working week, 25 days annual leave plus 10 statutory holidays, occupational sick pay, occupational maternity pay, income protection insurance and contributory pension. Both annual leave and occupational sick pay increase with length of service.