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Project Worker - Relief Opportunity - Tipperary

Your new company
A non-profit organisation that provides services for people who are homeless and people at risk of homelessness in are seeking a Project Worker to join their growing team on temporary basis with the flexibility to choose the hours you want to work on the days you are available to work in County Tipperary. You will be offered a competitive salary along with a healthy work life balance while gaining the experience of working with this organisation. This is a very exciting time to join a constantly growing non-profit organisation and to develop your career and skills further.

Your new role
You will be reporting to the Service manager. You will be responsible for a range of duties including but not limited to working as part of a team within the framework of the policies and procedures in place for the project or as directed by the project manager, deputy manager or head of department. You will be expected to act as a key worker for individual young people and work in partnership with agencies external to Focus Ireland in relation to young people referred to the service. In addition, you will have to participate in drawing up individualised programmes exploring clients’ experiences of homelessness and support clients to break this cycle and in doing so prepare clients to their move-on to an identified placement or to independent living. As a Project Worker you will need to support young people accommodated in the service in conjunction with their statutory care plan and work with the young person to develop and maintain an individual placement plan.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed you will need to have a Third level Degree in Social Care, proven direct work experience in a social care setting at a project worker level or equivalent, and experience of supporting marginalized clients/groups preferably adolescents. You will also need a working knowledge and insight into the social issues that affect young people, in particular young people, who have or are experiencing homelessness. In addition, you must have the ability to manage and support clients in crisis who present with challenging behaviours based on the values and principles of best practice.

What you'll get in return
In return you will receive competitive salary, a healthy work life balance where you have flexibility to pick and choose your own hours and days and the opportunity to work closely with the Team Leader and a non-profit organisation along with the opportunity to work and liaise with other organisations offering the opportunity to develop your skills and career. This is a very exciting time to join this organisation.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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