Job Details: Sophia Housing Association (Cork): Shift Support Worker (Part-Time)


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Sophia Housing Association (Cork): Shift Support Worker (Part-Time)
[Sophia Housing Association]

SOPHIA HOUSING ASSOCIATION

JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION

JOB TITLE: PART TIME SHIFT SUPPORT WORKER

LOCATION: Sophia Housing, Douglas Street, Cork

REPORTING TO: Project Manager

CONTRACT: Specified Purpose (maternity leave cover)

HOURS: **Apply on the website** hours per week (includes evenings and
weekends)

ABOUT SOPHIA

Sophia is a national organisation that has been supporting people as
they emerge from homelessness since **Apply on the website**.
Responding to an ever-growing need in Ireland, Sophia supported
1,**Apply on the website** people in **Apply on the website** which is
an increase of **Apply on the website**% in the number of people
supported since **Apply on the website**.

Sophia is a niche service provider for two reasons; Firstly, it sees
the provision of home of one’s own as the primary response to
homelessness and the intervention that Sophia is exclusively focused
on. Secondly as an Approved Housing Body, its core mission is to
provide homes for individuals, couples and families who not only need
a home but also present with other support needs.

Sophia recognises that homelessness can have a traumatic impact on
people and that services need to be designed and delivered in a trauma
informed way.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide an efficient and high quality service in our Cork Project.
The successful candidate will work on a daily basis with families and
individuals coming from homelessness. He/she will manage a caseload in
a busy project, key work individuals, carry out assessments and care
plans and regularly liaise with other agencies/authorities on behalf
of the service users.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* To have regard for the objectives and ethos of Sophia Housing
Association.
* To work as a member of the Support Team under the supervision of
the Project Manager.
* To attend Team meetings and to participate in training as
required.
* To participate in the assessment and interview process for
referrals to the service.
* To work in a holistic way with Family Members and Single Persons
as appropriate to their housing management and personal needs.
* To provide practical home support to tenants when required.
* To provide resettlement preparation as required.
* To respond to and report child protection concerns in line with
Children First guidelines.
* To liaise with appropriate local crèche facilities.
* To plan for and assist Families and Single Persons as appropriate
with their move on from the Projects.
* To liaise and work effectively with relevant personnel in Sophia
Housing, and other relevant agencies; e.g. Local Authority, Health
Board etc.
* To set up and maintain appropriate records of the work with
Tenants and the work of the Project.
* To ensure Tenancy Agreement is understood by Tenants and to attend
Tenancy Meetings when required.
* To co-operate as appropriate with research and evaluation of the
service.
* To implement Policy and Procedures within the service.
* To participate in responding to emergencies within the Projects as
required.
* To share administrative duties within the Team; e.g. Rent
Collection, Petty Cash, etc.
* To promote Tenant involvement in the development of the Projects.
* To check on the maintenance of the apartments within the Projects.
* To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the
workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line
manager.
* To undertake other work that may be assigned to you from time to
time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

* A degree in Social Care/Social Science/Applied Social Studies or
related discipline i.e. addiction, social work.
* A minimum of one years’ experience working with this client
group.
* An understanding of the issues affecting people who are homeless.
* Knowledge around child protection issues, mental health issues and
addiction.
* The ability to work on own initiative.
* Proficient IT Skills and knowledge of PASS database.
* Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and
written are essential.
* To have excellent report writing and record keeping skills
* Full clean driving licence and own car is ESSENTIAL.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward a Cover Letter and CV to **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**

The closing date for receipt of applications is MONDAY, **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**TH SEPTEMBER **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**


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Type: Permanent
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