Purpose of Post: This is a 12-month fixed-term contract and the post is based in Gabriel Lodge, Ahiohill, Enniskeane, Co Cork (formerly Cara Lodge).

Some of the key duties of the role include:

  • Provide a welcome and supportive environment for all residents.
  • Complete comprehensive assessments and develop an appropriate Care Plan based on identified needs in areas of: nutrition, physical and mental health, life skills, social skills, education / work, addiction support, counselling, accommodation, etc.
  • Build a relationship with residents based on trust & respect.
  • Encourage and support the person in developing and implementing an agreed holistic support plan, including day and activity programmes.
  • Ensure a programme of social, recreational, educational and work activities is organised by or with residents as appropriate.

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • High level of Communication and interpersonal Skills.
  • 2 years of experience in a same or similar role.
  • Experience of case management and key working.
  • Previous experience of voluntary / statutory agency working with marginalised groups, e.g. homeless people, prisoners, ex-prisoners, care leavers, travellers.
  • Experience of working with people with addictions including those with mental health issues / dual diagnosis.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of: homelessness, housing assistance structures, social deprivation, advice and information provision, etc.
  • Very strong organisational skills, time management, work planning.
  • The ability to: work under pressure, as part of team, keep statistics.
  • Non-judgemental understanding of addiction.
  • Relevant Third Level Degree, e.g. Social Care / Social Science /Youth & Community.

Closing Date: 5:00pm on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.



For more information about the role please download our Recruitment Pack below or please contact:
Justé Kingston on 021 4929 408 or via email [email protected].



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