Assertive Outreach Worker – Open Access Team – Merchants Quay Ireland

The ideal candidate for this post will have:
A minimum FETAC Level 7 Social Care Qualification
At least 12 months’ full time experience or part time equivalent working in a similar low threshold environment
A flexible approach to working hours
An understanding of the issues relating to homelessness, mental health, and substance misuse.
Experience in street based outreach services and/or case management
Experience of working with clients with multiple needs
Experience working in a role where a harm reduction approach was adopted, in particular, experience working with needle exchange a distinct advantage
Experience of homeless specific databases, report and letter writing
If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the application form attached to this advertisement and send with an updated copy of your CV to before the closing date of 5pm on Friday the 6th of October, 2017. Please ensure to include ‘Assertive Outreach Worker’ in the subject line of your email. Applications not labelled correctly may fail to be shortlisted.

The salary scale for this position is €28,500 – €35,940.

Additional benefits include:
Fulfilling and Challenging work
Sick Pay Scheme
Flexible Working Arrangements
Minimum 23 days Annual Leave
Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (after 6 months)
Death In Service (from commencement of employment)
Line Management Supervision
Learning and Development Programme
Group VHI Scheme
Paid Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity, Parental, Adoptive, Force Majeure and Compassionate Leave)
Educational Assistance (Study and Examination Leave, Scholarship Foundation)
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Health & Wellness Programme

Please see attached a full job description for more information on this role.

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