Social Care Worker

Location Wicklow
Job-type Temporary
Salary €13.97 - €15.65 per hour
Reference J342365
TTM are recruiting for experienced Social Care Workers to work in a homeless organisation based across Co. Wicklow.


The organisations aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention services, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through
advocacy and partnership. They are passionate about making home a reality.


About the job:

As a Support Worker on a flexible contract, you will have the opportunity to work across the services based in both Dublin and Wicklow. You'll report to the Services Manager. Many Employees who have started on the flexible contract, have moved into support and project worker roles.

As well as their induction program, you will be provided with 10 training days throughout the year, ensuring you have the support and training to succeed in this role. Please note night shifts comprise of 80% of this Support Worker position.

There is an opportunity to gain permanent employment with the organisation depending on performance.


Responsibilities:

• Support the project/key workers and management in the implementation of operational and strategic goals; following-up on support plan actions, supporting the service user to achieve their goals.
• Building professional relationships of trust with all service users and residents. Treating all service users and residents with dignity and respect.
• Support the maintenance of each building to ensure the safety of and the service users / residents in that building, procedures relating to: fire safety, hazard management, building checks, sharps disposal and management of challenging behaviour.
• Liaise with a range of service providers in the voluntary and public sectors (e.g. housing providers, health care professionals & social welfare). Establish and expand the services to meet physical and mental health needs.
• Lead and mentor volunteers where appropriate.
• Ensure services and projects are compliant with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines in the following areas: Fire Safety, Confidentiality, Child Protection, Data Protection, Admissions, Case Management and Disengagement.
• To carry out all administrative duties such as: managing petty cash, record keeping (electronic), record keeping (paper), filing, answering queries via phone.
• Ensure consistent handovers, diary, incident reports and follow-ups, in accordance with organisation policies.

** Note: The duties listed in this job description are not exhaustive and you may be expected to perform other duties as are reasonable in the course of your work with the organisation.


Minimum qualifications:

• BA/BS degree (level 7 or 8) in Psychology, Community Development, Counselling, Social Care, Social Work, or similar.
• +6 months experience working in a social or caring setting.
• Client-focused, adaptable, accountable, resilient individual.
• Excellent communicator, including record keeping and report writing skills, with the ability to advocate on the client's behalf.
• Understanding of why and how people become homeless and the needs they have.


Training's:

Patient Manual handling
Child Protection
Fire Safety
MAPA
CPR/Basic First Aid
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.


Benefits:

When you join the TTM team as a Social Care Worker you can expect:

Market leading rates of pay.
Flexible hours.
Ongoing training and access to our training centre.
24 hour on call support.

Apply If interested and we will be in touch straight away

My Email is: lisa.reidy@ttmhealthcare.com


TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.