Case Worker – Homelessness & Harm Reduction – Outreach – Derry/Londonderry
T: DePaul ROI Office 00353 1453 7111/ NI Office 02890 647755
CASE WORKER – Harm Reduction Floating Support – Derry/Londonderry
£23,368 (£13.01 per hour)
35 hours per week – rota based
66-70 Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7AJ
Harm Reduction Floating Support
The community based service covers the Derry City and surrounding areas. With the aim of preventing homelessness.
Depaul’s Derry-based Harm Reduction Floating Support service provides one-to-one confidential support to assist people who are experiencing difficulties with their tenancy and are at risk of homelessness due to alcohol and substance use. We visit people at their request in their own homes, and tailor the support we offer to meet their particular needs and reduce the risk of homelessness.
Your new role
You will be a member of a multi-disciplined team using holistic approaches to support Depaul service users. Working to a housing-led, low threshold, harm reduction approach, where service users receive a high degree of support and advice. Depaul has a commitment to service user participation and to empowering our service users to manage their own lives.
The aim of the role is to support and signpost service users into services that will improve their housing, health and wellbeing while improving the service users quality of life. This is achieved through the provision of engagement and individualised support plans, targeted interventions, signposting and group work. You will work proactively form strong relationships and gain service users' trust, striving to provide the best possible service levels at all times.
Check out the attached Case Worker Highlights for an overview of the role and benefits.
- A formal Level 3 qualification in a social care field, e.g. diploma in health and social care or equivalent and at least 2 years paid relevant work experience
- At least 3 years paid relevant work experience and 3 formal qualifications at Level 2 to include Math and English, e.g. GCSE’s or NVQ
- Ability to work on a rota basis
- Essential: a full driving license and full access to a car insured for business purposes
Closing date for applications is 1st March 2024 @10am
Dependent on the number of applications, we may contact applicants before the closing date. Please check your spam/junk folders.