This role offers a fantastic opportunity to be a member of a multi-disciplined team using holistic approaches to support Depaul Service users. Working within the principal of harm minimisation where residents receive a high degree of care, support and dignity. Depaul has a commitment to service user participation and to empowering residents to manage their own lives. This role works across a 7 day week rota, and commences with increased annual leave days and other added benefits.
2. Key Areas of Responsibility
To ensure the practical needs of our services users are met i.e. providing food, laundry clean bedding etc. while ensuring a safe and secure environment in a high standard service.
To assess the needs of service users and to refer them to appropriate agencies.
To provide key working to a number of residents, recording this work, advocating for them and updating line manager and the team on progress.
To liaise with external agencies, health boards and county councils.
To ensure all quality assurance policies and procedures are adhered too.
To assist the medical and nursing staff with the health care of Service users
To be a team player taking a role in handovers, supervising Volunteers and supporting your team members in ensuring all decision making is consistent
To participate in supervision with your line manager and annual appraisals and identifying your own professional development within your role.
To ensure all Depaul Policies and Procedures are adhered too particularly Health and Safety, code of Conduct and Confidentiality.
To at all times undertake your role in a professional manner maintaining a high quality standard of work in line with Depaul Values and ethos.
The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.
3. Person Requirements
Formal qualifications are not required for this post (but a qualification in a social care field and/or mental health work would be desirable)
2 year’s paid experience working in a social care field, desirably in a residential setting
Good working knowledge of risk assessment processes and systems (i.e. S/U Risk assessment, Lone Working, Activity Risk Assessments)
Process an understanding of harm reduction and low threshold working
Process an understanding of why people become homeless and the issues they present with, understanding what supports can be offered in homeless services to service users with complex support needs
Have experience working with needs assessment, keyworking and support planning for people with complex needs.
Have knowledge of the statutory and voluntary sector resources available to homeless people
Understand the importance for Health and Safety in a residential setting.
Be a good communicator and computer literate
Knowledge and understanding of Depaul vision mission and values.
Online Application Procedure:
Please apply through our on line application process which can be found on our website
For more information, please contact Human Resources:
Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for all applications: Friday 18th August at 9am
Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled