Job Details: Depaul: Relief Worker - Dublin Services

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Dublin 1
Depaul: Relief Worker - Dublin Services

Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a
stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are
socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service
in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our
services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and
decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership
with central and local government, housing associations and other
non-governmental organisations.

Depaul is an equal opportunities employer, we offer a standard **Apply
on the website** hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a
pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and core



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“As and When Required” basis - required to be available to cover
shifts across a **Apply on the website**/7 rota (includes waking night


This role offers a fantastic opportunity to provide support to our
organisation’s central services team in Dublin. Depaul is a
values-led organisation working with a number of services throughout
Dublin and Belfast. This role will report directly to the Local
Management Team and will be responsible for providing an efficient and
high quality service at any one of our projects working alongside a
fully trained staff team to provide supported accommodation, food and
shelter to residents. Because of the transient nature of the role,
relief workers will be required to think on their feet and to adapt to
new situations quickly. This is an exciting opportunity to join a
diverse team of talented individuals.


* To ensure that the practical needs of the service users are met (in
conjunction with ancillary staff and volunteers); i.e. providing food,
laundry, clean bedding, etc.
* To ensure a safe and secure environment and to maintain high
standards within the service.
* To work with all service users and to win their trust and respect
and to deal with difficult or problematic situations in a sensitive
* To carry out the relevant duties on specific rotas
* While on shift, to work with other members of the staff team, to
make decisions consistent with the project team.
* To take an active role in the shift handover
* To maintain all records of work necessary for the smooth running
of the service.
* To ensure that all Depaul Ireland policies and procedures are
being adhered to, particularly those relating to Health and Safety,
Code of Practice and Confidentiality.
* To at all times undertake your role in a professional manner
maintaining a high quality standard of work, and to always work in
accordance with the aims, values and ethos of Depaul.
* To respond effectively to service user needs and to ensure that
the safety, welfare and well-being of service users are protected
throughout your shift, especially at night.

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.


* Have at least 1 years’ experience working in the homelessness
field or another suitably related area, desirably in a residential
setting OR A relevant qualification in the social care field, (Social
care/ psychology, nursing etc) Level 5 and above (ESSENTIAL).
* Have a good standard of education. A Manual handling qualification
would be desirable.
* Have an understanding of harm reduction and low threshold working
* Understand why people become homeless and the issues they present
with, and what supports can be offered in services to service users
with complex needs
* Understanding of risk management principles.
* Capable of responding calmly in a crisis and use your own
initiative to deal with incidents as they arise
* Be able to work as part of a team understanding the importance of
team communication
* Have an understanding of Health and Safety and the health and
safety requirements within a residential setting working with homeless
* Have a knowledge and understanding of the vision, mission and
values of Depaul.
* Proficient use of IT required in role, including email in a
professional capacity.



Please apply though our online application process on the vacancies
page of our website

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Type: Permanent
Category: Others

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