Locum Support Workers (Short-term relief) X 5 Permanent Contract

    Reference No:   LSWDPORV0819
    Location:   Deerpark House Hostel OR St Vincent's Hostel, Cork City
    Duration:   Permanent
    Hours:   Variable (casual work). Various shift patterns. No set hours.
    Published:   12 August 2019
    Closing Date:   4PM Friday 23 August 2019

    The purpose of these posts is to provide short-term relief cover (day or night shifts) in emergency situations and to cover for leave in a short-term relief capacity so as to assist the Service to provide safe secure accommodation and support to homeless men, providing an efficient and high-quality service to the client group. This post holder will be based in either St. Vincent’s Hostel, Anglesea Terrace, or Deerpark House, Friars Walk, Cork City. St Vincent’s Hostel provides emergency accommodation and support to 74 men. Deerpark House provides transitional accommodation and support to 51 men.  

    The ideal candidates will possess the following;

    • A good standard of education is essential for this position. 
    • FETAC Level 5 (or higher) healthcare qualification or training in health or social care would be a distinct advantage.
    • BA in Social Care (NFQ Level 7) or higher is desirable for this position.
    • A satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the post.
    • Experience of a homeless sector service would be a distinct advantage.
    • Ability to respond in a warm and compassionate manner while retaining professional boundaries.   
    • Excellent report writing and record keeping skills.
    • Knowledge and understanding around addiction and mental health issues.
    • Knowledge of Health and Safety issues.
    • Be honest and trustworthy.
    • Be respectful.
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

    **Please do not upload CVs**
    If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations please fill out the form below and attach the completed job application form.  
    Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

    SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted


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