Shift Support Worker x 2 – Sophia

Sophia Donabate provides short term supported accommodation to families and individuals who are homeless.

Sophia Cork Street provides long term supported accommodation to families and individuals with a history of homelessness.

The successful candidates will work on a shift rota with families and individuals living in Sophia accommodation. He/she will support the core team on the daily running of the project; this would include contact with service users alongside practical office administration. The role will include facilitating group work, routines in the home and property management among other duties.

Successful Candidates will have:
A degree in a social care or related discipline i.e. addiction, social work, psychology
No less than one year’s experience working with this client group
Access to a vehicle and clean drivers licence
An understanding of the issues affecting people who are homeless
Knowledge around child protection issues, mental health issues and addiction
Knowledge around advocating to landlords on behalf of service users
The ability to work on own initiative
Proficient IT Skills and knowledge with a database
Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written are essential.
To have excellent report writing and record keeping skills.
Please be advised a panel will be created for further job opportunities in other services within Sophia from these interviews unless you request otherwise.

To apply for this position please forward a CV and cover letter to Louisa Carr via email: Please specify which service you are applying for or if you want to be considered for both services.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm Friday 14th of July 2017.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting

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