Housing Support Worker (Permanent Part Time) Longford

  • Longford
  • Svp
Housing Support Worker (Permanent Part Time) LongfordLocation: LongfordSalary range: €14.64 per hourExperience: Educated to leaving certificate or equivalent / At least one year of experience of working in a paid or voluntary capacity in a social care/social housing context.Closing date: Mon, 05 Jun 2023Description: SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration, and other specialist areas. The Role: We are currently looking to recruit a Housing Support Officer to join our SVP Social Housing Scheme in Longford. The post holder will have responsibility for assisting the Society of St Vincent De Paul volunteer Conference in the provision of aneffective housing management service for tenants at the SVP Social Housing Schemein Longford. This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community. Candidate Requirements: Educated to leaving certificate or equivalent is essential.Atleast one year of experience of working in a paid or voluntary capacity in asocial care/social housing context is desirableExcellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written are essential Knowledge and understanding of housing maintenanceKnowledge of legislation relating to Social HousingAbility to work with people in a warm and compassionate manner while retaining professional boundaries. Proficient IT skills, including MS Outlook, Word, and ExcelAbility to work as part of a team and with volunteers The ability to work on own initiativeHave excellent report-writing and record-keeping skillsDesired but not essential:Experience of a homeless sector service (desirable)FETAC Level 5 (or higher) healthcare qualification or training in health or social care or social housing-related discipline (desirable)Experiencein the care field and the ability to network with other agencies an advantage