Accommodation and Community Support Worker-Bank Staff

Employer Information

Simon Community


T: 028 9023 2882


Reports To: Project Manager/ Service Manager
Salary: £11.53 per hour
Department: Homelessness Services 
Location: Throughout Northern Ireland
Hours of Work: Casual Contract – Typically, the shift pattern is based on three 12.5 hour shifts (including breaks) per week.​​​​​​​
Organisation Values: Our values are fundamental to how we work with clients and each other. We are driven by our values of being non-judgmental, existing to support our clients and meet their needs, being trustworthy and focused on ending homelessness and being dedicated to the people we support.
Job Purpose: As part of a team provide effective 24-hour support to the clients accessing our services, i.e., hostels, family and remote support units.

Essential Criteria 

  • ​​​​​​​Ability to demonstrate the core values of the Simon Community to include the following – Non-Judgemental, Supportive, Trustworthy and Dedicated​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​IT Skills – ability to use email, internet and databases to electronically record support work.
  • NISCC Registered (or willing to become registered if appointed) and willing to be subject to Access NI checks. (Successful applicants must commence NISCC registration process prior to employment).

Desirable Criteria

  • Six months’ recent experience (either paid or voluntary) of directly supporting people with complex and multiple needs within a residential or community setting gained within the last three years. Complex needs include the following areas:

           * Homelessness Prevention
           * Substance Misuse
           * Offending
           * Mental Health
           * Young People

  • Experience of identifying support needs, including client specific risks and putting plans in place to support those needs​​​​​​​
  • A Degree in Social Work or currently studying for a Degree in Social Work
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