Project Worker

Employer Information



T: DePaul ROI Office 00353 1453 7111/ NI Office 02890 647755


Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role:
Project Worker
Full time – 35 hours per week
5/7 days including weekends – day and evening shift
Salary €37,109.46 per annum
1. Role
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to provide support to our organisation’s central services in Dublin. Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of services throughout Dublin. This role will report directly to the local management team. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team that is focused on the organisation’s development going forward.
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 both in relation to tasks and direct reports may be added over time.
3. Person Requirements
2 year’s paid experience working in a social care field, desirably in a residential setting (essential)
Formal qualifications are not required for this post (but a qualification in a social care field and/or mental health work would be desirable)
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 a 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.
Proficient use of IT required in role, including email in a professional capacity
An understanding of, and respect for the values and beliefs of Depaul

  • Permanent
  • Birch Haven
  • Closing date: Thursday 27 Jun 2024
  • Salary: £37109.46
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