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JOB TITLE: Social Care Worker

LOCATION: 368/370 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

JOB TYPE: Part-time permanent

Hours: 20 hours per week- Monday- Friday with flexibility

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Reporting to: CEO

To work as a part of an integrated team providing responsive services to people who are out of home. To facilitate a continuum of care to people who are in recovery from substance misuse through the provision of a case management approach.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Engage in referral, initial assessment and induction of Service Users coming into Daisyhouse.

Key work a case load of service users and providing support to residents who have moved onto other accommodation including Daisyhouse’s own long term accommodation.

Work with the CEO and staff team to ensure that all relevant policies are in place and reviewed as necessary

Complete a comprehensive assessment to identify supports for service users and tenants of Daisyhouse and to develop and follow up on a comprehensive Personal Support Programme with a view to psychosocial interventions being implemented

Work within a case management system and making referrals as appropriate.

Engage in monthly case management review meetings with the CEO.

Report Writing, maintaining of contemporaneous records and produce a monthly written report on the work and service provided.

Provide a direct support service to service users experiencing traumatic life events such as addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual violence, poor physical health, mental health issues, bereavements and relationship breakdown.

Provide support in relation to daily living skills and independent living skills.

Provide proactive and practical support around applications for housing and social protection services and accompanying service users to appointments and advocating on their behalf and support regarding all social welfare and housing benefit entitlements

Provide an on-call after hour’s emergency service, which assists in managing and de-escalating crisis situations (weekday and weekend on roster basis).

Record and report any maintenance issues or repairs to the maintenance manager.

Attend and participate in team meetings/ resident’s house meetings and agency meetings as required, working as part of a team and supporting colleagues in all aspects of service delivery.

To engage in supervision sessions on a regular basis.

Work in line with all relevant legislation, regulation and governance.

Part 2: PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential –

Relevant third level qualification (level 8) in social care/ social studies/ addiction studies, housing and resettlement or related field

2 year’s direct work experience or equivalent in a social care setting preferably homelessness or addiction

A working knowledge and insight into the issues (e.g. substance abuse) that affect clients, who have or are experiencing homelessness.

Desirable-

Health and Safety Experience.

CRM Systems Inputting

Skills and Competencies-

Working knowledge and understanding of Child Protection

Experience of key working, assessments and care planning

Excellent report writing and IT skills

Ability to work well in a team environment

Reliability and flexibility

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Commitment and empathy with Daisyhouse Housing Association’s goals and values.

Ability to make decisions and take the initiative, as part of managing a complex and varied workload.

Willingness to be self-servicing, with a proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Ability to work calmly under pressure and within a small dynamic team.

Excellent computer and IT skills.

Strong Communication

Flexible, warm & friendly personality

A commitment to excellence and close attention to detail

Benefits Post: Social Care Worker

Salary: HSE Social Care Worker Salary Scale- pro rata

GENERAL POINTS

Salary paid: By bank transfer monthly in arrears nominally on 28th of each month

Holiday: 13 days per annum plus public holidays

Location: 368/370 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Hours of Work: 20

Travel & Expenses: Expenses and mileage for work related trips will be paid.

Garda Clearance: Required

Application details:

To apply, please send your CV together with your cover letter no later than Friday 31st July 2020

If you are successful with your application and are offered a position with Daisyhouse Housing Association, the offer may be conditional upon you:

Successfully completing Garda Vetting/Police Clearance

Producing evidence to show that you are entitled to live and work in Ireland

Verification of qualification

Completion of 2 successful reference checks

*Please note that only those who meet the requirements above will be considered.

Daisyhouse is an equal opportunities employer.

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