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Night Support Worker

Job Title: Night Support Worker
Hours of Work: 43.75 hours a week (Monday to Sunday)
Shift Pattern: 7 Night shifts per 14-day period, with two consecutive nights off each week

Responsible for:

– Delivery of direct support services to women in Sonas Refuge
– Ensuring best practice in the delivery of services
– Ensuring the needs of clients and their children are central to the work of the service.
– Location: Sonas Refuge, Dublin 15

Main Duties
– To ensure that the needs of clients are central to the work of the organisation.
– To work to all Sonas Domestic Violence Charity services practices (quality standards), policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of quality, effective and safe services to clients.
– To carry out needs assessments, risk assessments and develop safety plans/ support plans to address these needs through the use of relevant Sonas tools.
– Ensure progression of clients’ support plan through case management approach.
– To make referrals or support clients in making self-referrals as necessary.
– To advocate for clients when appropriate and by agreement.
– To provide support to clients around safety issues, legal matters in relation to domestic abuse, court accompaniment and housing as appropriate
– To team-work with the Children’s Support team and other team members to ensure that women and children are provided with an integrated domestic violence service.
– To maintain all records and files according to the agreed standard and prepare reports as required.
– To adhere to Sonas and Tusla policies on child protection.
– To keep informed of developments in the area of domestic violence including new methods of work, changes in policy, legalisation,    additional supports etc.
– To liaise effectively with other statutory and voluntary bodies.

Requirements
– Relevant degree, preferably Social Care or equivalent
– Minimum of 2 years relevant experience to include a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
– Experience of key working vulnerable client’s essential
– A clear understanding of Domestic Violence, child protection and welfare issues, risk and safety issues.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
– Strong IT skills, comfortable using databases
– Knowledgeable on legal, housing and social welfare issues (particularly in relation to family law and domestic violence orders)
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative
– Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice
– Committed to effective, professional practice
– Full driving licence and access to a car

Desirable
– Experience of working with women and children affected by Domestic Violence.
– Experience of working with Salesforce or other databases
– The above Job Description is a guide to the general range of duties, is neither definitive nor restrictive, and will be subject to periodic review.

Please send your CV, together with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, to: hr@sonasdomesticabuse.ie no later than Thursday 26 May 2022.

 

 

Womens Support Worker

Job Title: Womens Support Worker
Hours of work: 40 hours (Mon-Fri)
Location: North County Dublin along with other service areas as required

Responsible For:
– Delivery of Outreach Support services to women residing in the North County Dublin catchment.
– Ensuring best practice in the delivery of services to women in Sonas.
– Ensuring the needs of clients and their children are central to the work of the service.

Main Duties
– To ensure that the service delivery is client centred and needs led, enabling the woman to shape their individualised safety and support plan
– To work to all Sonas Domestic Violence Charity services practices (quality standards), policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of quality, effective and safe services to clients.
– To adhere to the Sonas Outcome model of support work, developing robust risk and needs assessments to enable efficient safety and support plans for every client that accesses the service.
– To participate in local CFSN’s and relevant community forums to build on existing networks in the NCD catchment.
– To participate in briefings and or information sessions to raise awareness of the Sonas service and the prevalence of the abuse in the wider community.
– Ensure progression of clients’ support plan through case management approach.
– To make referrals or support clients in making self-referrals as necessary.
– To advocate for clients when appropriate and by agreement.
– To provide support to clients around safety issues, legal matters in relation to domestic abuse, court accompaniment and housing issues, as appropriate
– To work with the Children’s Support team and other team members to ensure that women and children are provided with an integrated domestic violence service.
– To maintain all records and files according to the agreed standard and prepare reports as required.
– To adhere to Sonas and Tusla policies on child protection.
– To keep informed of developments in the area of domestic violence including new methods of work, changes in policy, legalisation, additional supports etc.
– To liaise effectively with other statutory and voluntary bodies.

Requirements
– Minimum level 7 degree, preferably Social Care or equivalent
– Minimum of 2 years relevant experience to include a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience
– Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience of key working vulnerable clients essential
– Experience of Case Management and interagency collaboration with local voluntary and statutory agencies.
– Experience of building relationships and networking in the community.
– A clear understanding of domestic abuse, child protection and welfare issues, risk and safety issues.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
– Strong IT skills, comfortable using databases
– Knowledgeable on legal, housing and social welfare issues (particularly in relation to family law and domestic violence orders)
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative
– Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice
– Committed to effective, professional practice
– Full driving licence and access to a car.

Desirable
– Experience of working with women and children affected by domestic abuse.
– Experience of working with Salesforce database
– Proven experience in successful collaboration with external stakeholders
– Experience of Training development and delivery in the wider community.
– The above Job Description is a guide to the general range of duties and is neither definitive nor restrictive and will be subject to periodic review. Flexibility is a key requirement of this role

Please send your CV, together with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, to: hr@sonasdomesticabuse.ie no later than Tuesday 31st May 2022.