Relief Worker

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


Relief Worker – All Regions , Longford, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Cork , Dublin
€16.27 per hour 
Hours: “As and When Required” basis – required to be available to cover shifts across a 24/7 rota (includes waking night shifts)  
Your new role  
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to provide support to our organisation’s central services team, we have relief roles across Ireland.  
Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of services throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. 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.  
Locations; Cork/Waterford/Wexford /Carlow / Longford 
Check out the attached Relief Worker Advert for an overview of the role and benefits.   
Essential Criteria 
Level 5 QQI qualification or above in social care, or a suitably related area Or 1 years’ experience working in the homelessness field or another suitably related area, desirably in a residential setting would be desirable.  
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 people.  
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.  
Closing date for applications is  13th May 2024 @9.00am

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