Dublin Simon Community: Project Worker with our Support to Live Independently Service (SLI)
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34d ago

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Worker with our Support to Live Independently Service (SLI) , who’s role is to provide timely interventions, assistance and support to those who are moving from homelessness or may be at risk of becoming homeless based on advocacy, assessment and support planning.

This role is rewarding and varied allowing the individual to use their skills and knowledge to ensure effective outcomes for our clients.

Working in a professional role and environment, core responsibilities include :

  • Establish professional working relationships with SLI co-ordinators and other professionals within the Local Authority Area and ensure to work within the process agreed including attendance at handovers, case review meetings, service update meetings and case conferences.
  • Ensure you have regular and open communication with housing providers including social housing providers, landlords and local authority area offices where agreed from the outset of the visiting support period.
  • Complete a thorough Assessment with service users and following on from that draw up a Housing Support Plan addressing areas arising from the assessment through setting goals and assisting the service user reach them.
  • Operate within a case management system assisting service users to progress towards independent living, ensuring that the service user’s housing support plan is implemented, regularly reviewed and appropriate to the tenant’s current needs.
  • Providing emotional and practical support to service users who are leaving homelessness. Work from strengths based perspective to encourage resilience in service users and support them in feeling empowered.
  • Maintain contact with key Local Authority, HSE departments and local area offices as appropriate and assist the service user with access to relevant services e.
  • g. Housing Welfare, Estate Management, Social Welfare, Primary Care services and Rent sections.

    We are looking for an individual with a degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a social care setting, Qualification in Keyworking / Case Management.

    You must hold a Full Irish Drivers License.

    The Organisation

    Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness and provides services at all stages of homelessness to enable people to move to a place they can call home.

    Dublin Simon Community has been awarded the Excellence Through People accreditation for the past 3 years. This standard is achieved by organisations that have best practice Human Resource Systems in place, particularly in the area of staff training and development, communication, and staff involvement in the decision making processes in the organisation.

    What We Promise

  • Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Dynamic & Varied Role
  • Diverse Work Environment
  • Apply for the position

    Application due date : 06 / 05 / 2018

    For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800

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