Support Workers

Location UK / Newry

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1434870

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Support Worker (Permanent Full time and Part Time) based in Newry.

Job Title: Support Worker

Job Reference: SW005

Contract Type: Permanent (Full time & Part Time)

Hours: Rotation shift pattern across Monday to Sunday as required and flexibility to be able to cover at short notice and to work unsocial hours (nights, evenings and weekends)

Location: Cuan Mhuire NI 200 Dublin Rd Newry Co. Down BT35 8RL

Client Group: Adults who are suffering the effects of addiction and homelessness

Job Summary:

Work as part of a team to provide effective addiction recovery and housing support services to assist and support services users develop their capacity to live independently free from addiction.


The support worker will work directly with the resident to provide effective 24 hours support services within accommodation units. The support worker will assist in the provision of high quality professional housing support services to those who are affected by alcohol/gambling misuse and or related problems. Support workers will undertake needs and risk assessments which form part of the support planning process, addressing identified needs, aspirations and goals. Support workers will also work in partnership with service user’s family members/close friends and other health professionals.

The successful candidate will require:

  • NVQ Level 2 or 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including Maths and English or an equivalent qualification or above.
  • One year’s full time relevant experience within the past five years of working directly with people in a supportive environment suffering from addiction.
  • Experience of working directly with individuals with complex needs.
  • This experience must include proven ability of having worked with people presenting with Alcohol/Gambling addiction and or Homelessness
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments, risk management needs assessment and Support planning
  • Good standard of IT skills
  • Sound knowledge of the legislative requirements for working with vulnerable adults and data protection
  • Work as part of a team, caring and positive disposition, self-motivated and a good organiser
  • Flexible and adoptable approach to working arrangements

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The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 6th of September 2019

Interviews will take place on the 18th and 19th of September 2019

  • It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that all information is included on the application form.
  • Canvassing in any form will disqualify.

Cuan Mhuire(NI) is an Equal Opportunities Employer 

“We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as men are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from men.”

This competition may be used to fill similar vacancies that arise up to 06/09/2020