Dublin Simon Community: Nurse Manager - SUSD Unit

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About Us

At Dublin 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 also, come talk to us at Dublin Simon Community.

Job Purpose:

To manage client care to the highest professional standards, using an evidence-based care planning approach to ensure that clients physical, psychological, social and cultural needs are met.

To provide clinical and professional leadership to the team.

Location: Dublin City
Working Hours: Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours.

Essential for the role:

  • RGN or RPN with a primary degree in the relevant qualification
  • Is on the live register for relevant qualification (Nursing and Midwifery Board)
  • Management Experience
  • Minimum of 4 years post-registration experience in the last 8 years
  • Understanding of why people become homeless and their needs.
  • Understanding of mental health, drugs, alcohol, and other issues.
  • Knowledge of medical needs of clients who are homeless
  • Knowledge of relevant government policies relating to homelessness, health and addiction issues.
  • Knowledge of relevant nursing legislation and including FOI, Data Protectio

Desirable for the role:

  • Diploma or degree in addiction studies.
  • Work experience in the homelessness or addiction field.
  • Experience in working with homeless people.
  • Experience in managing projects in the community or voluntary sector
  • Understanding of residential low threshold Services.


  • Ensuring that service users receive a good standard of clinical care and client service.
  • Implementing and monitoring standards of clinical care for the service
  • Interdisciplinary networking to ensure high quality effective systems for service delivery
  • Monitoring and evaluation of accommodation and catering services for the service area
  • Allocation and co-ordination of resources to achieve tasks, scheduling of rosters
  • Procuring and evaluating material
  • Prioritising and meeting demands under pressure or in emergencies
  • Record keeping and reports for operational activities
  • Planning of meetings, case conferences and or other events
  • Promoting high standard in the daily running of the clinical services at unit level
  • Leading and managing interdisciplinary care for service users
  • Empowering staff through team meetings, coaching, education and promotion of staff initiatives.

Core Competencies:

  • 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.

Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work


  • Contract type: permanent,
  • 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.

Apply for the position

Application due date: 26/03/2023
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4860

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Region: Dublin City