Support Worker Flexi/Cover

Full time
Job level
Newly qualified, Studying / Unqualified
6 Nov 2020
6 Dec 2020

Job Description

About the job

As a Support Worker on a flexible contract, you’ll have the opportunity to work across the full spectrum of services in Dublin Simon Community. You’ll have the chance to work in a number of different work environments including in Emergency Services, Treatment Services and Housing Services. You’ll report to the Flexi Service Manager. Many Employees who have started on the flexible contract, have moved into support and project worker roles. As well as our induction program, you will be provided with 10 training days throughout the year, ensuring you have the support and training to succeed in this role. Please note night shifts comprise of 80% of this Support Worker position.


Support the project/key workers and management in the implementation of operational and strategic goals; following-up on support plan actions, supporting the service user to achieve their goals.

Building professional relationships of trust with all service users and residents. Treating all service users and residents with dignity and respect.

Example: ensuring that physical needs such as bathing and washing clothing are carried out.

Support the maintenance of each building to ensure the safety of and the service users / residents in that building, procedures relating to: fire safety, hazard management, building checks, sharps disposal and management of challenging behaviour.

Liaise with a range of service providers in the voluntary and public sectors (e.g. housing providers, health care professionals & social welfare). Establish and expand the services to meet physical and mental health needs.

Leader and mentor volunteers where appropriate.

Ensure services and projects are compliant with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines in the following areas: Fire Safety, Confidentiality, Child Protection, Data Protection, Admissions, Case Management and Disengagement.

To carry out all administrative duties such as: managing petty cash, record keeping (electronic), record keeping (paper), filing, answering queries via phone.

Ensure consistent handovers, diary, incident reports and follow-ups, in accordance with organisation policies.


15 Dublin Simon Community Projects including 1 service in Wicklow and 1 service in Bray.

Working Hours:

37.5 hours per week. 25 days annual leave. Monday – Sunday liability.

Minimum qualifications:

BA/BS degree (level 7 or 8) in Psychology, Community Development, Counselling, Social Care, Social Work, or similar.

+6 months experience working in a social or caring setting.

Client-focused, adaptable, accountable, resilient individual.

Excellent communicator, including record keeping and report writing skills, with the ability to advocate on the client’s behalf.

Understanding of why and how people become homeless and the needs they have.

What You Will Receive

Supportive colleagues & management team

Dynamic & diverse work environment

Competitive salary and benefits

Clear progression Opportunities

Please note that we reserve the right to offer the position to a successful candidate prior to the deadline of receipt of applications and we advise that you apply early.

Ref: SW Flexi

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