Work with us Cork Simon Community works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent living. We promote a socially just society and campaign for a society without homelessness. The Community works to a set of six core values: Community, Diversity, Social Justice, Voluntarism, Commitment to Care and Inclusion. Cork Simon Community is currently recruiting for a Project Support Worker (Polish Speaker). Project Support Worker (Polish Speaker). Purpose of the post: Provide emergency accommodation in a safe and supportive environment for people experiencing homelessness. Support Team Leaders and Project Workers to implement care plans and the promotion of independent living skills aimed at motivating people to move-on to more appropriate accommodation. Some of the key duties of the role include: On first contact identify immediate need and refer to other services where appropriate. Provide bed space in appropriate accommodation based on initial assessment / referral from other projects. Carry out Health and Safety checks and follow relevant procedures. Provide for personal hygiene / showers, clean clothes, laundry, meals, clean rooms to a high standard. Assist in implementing a programme of social activities as organised by or with residents and people using services as appropriate. Assist Team Leaders and Project Workers with the implementation of agreed care plans with residents, especially residents from Eastern / Central Europe. Act as an advocate when appropriate. Support residents from Eastern / Central Europe with the Habitual Residence Condition (HRC) application / appeals process. The ideal candidate for this post will: Have fluency in the Polish language. Fluency in another Eastern / Central European language is desirable. Minimum of one year’s previous experience in a care setting. Have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Have the ability to motivate and empower people. Have a knowledge of homelessness. Have a knowledge of Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol issues and the range of responses. Have excellent numeric and written skills. Non-judgemental understanding of addiction . Closing date for receipt of application forms: 5.00pm on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 For more information about the role please download our Recruitment Pack below, or please contact: Alen Grgic, HR & Training Admin Coordinator on 085 8743 335. Download Recruitment Pack To apply for this role, please download the Application Form below and send it to: Alen at [email protected] Download Application Form Cork Simon Community is committed to equality of opportunity.