Work with us Cork Simon Community is committed to equality of opportunity. Project Support Worker (Polish Speaker) - Permanent Contract We are currently seeking applications for the position of 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. A minimum of one year’s previous experience in a care setting. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to motivate and empower people. A knowledge of homelessness. A knowledge of Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol issues and the range of responses. Excellent numeric and written skills. Non-judgemental understanding of addiction. DOWNLOAD RECRUITMENT PACK DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM Or request the Recruitment Pack and Application Form: By Email: [email protected] By Phone: 021 4929 408 The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is: Monday, 15 March 2021 at 12 noon.