Project Worker, Tenancy Support Sligo – Focus Ireland

Title: Project Worker
Reporting to: Project Leader
Location: Cranmore Regeneration Office.
Hub: Sligo.

Primary Purpose: The core purpose of this role is to provide support to households and individuals in maintaining their homes and to prevent individuals and households who may be at risk of losing their homes becoming homeless.It will specifically involve supporting households living in the Cranmore estate and environs.

Key Responsibilities:

1. To be familiar with and comply with the policies, regulations and statues that pertain to Sligo County Council.
2. To work within the framework of the overall objectives of Focus Ireland.
3. To work as a member of the Cranmore Regeneration Team based in Cranmore, providing services to households in the Cranmore estate and environs.
4. To work under the supervision and direction of the Project Leader
5. To be familiar with and comply with all relevant Focus Ireland policies e.g. Standards of Customer Service, Housing Policy, Health & Safety Policy, Personnel Policy.
6. To work in partnership with relevant external services and stakeholders for the overall purpose of supporting tenants to live in their own homes
7. To work with an agreed number of families and individuals in the community.
8. To carry out a support needs and risk assessment of families and individuals referred to the service and to develop and work to a support plan to meet those needs.
9. To visit individuals or families in their local community and where appropriate in their own home.
10. To implement when required a preventative programme for each tenant who becomes at risk of losing their tenancy.
11. To work closely with the management team in relation to repairs,maintenance etc.
12. To support tenants in line with their tenancy agreement
13. To support tenants to ensure that their accommodation is maintained to a reasonable standard.
14. To provide clear and precise information and advice on emergency accommodation,housing.Social welfare and legal rights to people in need.
15. To advocate on people’s behalf for housing,social welfare and other resources.
16. To provide written reports as required
17. To maintain records in accordance with Focus Ireland policy
18. To attend and contribute to team, project and agency meetings as required
19. To participate in relevant training and development courses as necessary
20. To liaise and work effectively with the other divisions in Focus Ireland in relation to organisational procedures and policies in areas such as personnel, finance and administration, research, development, education, public awareness and services.
21. To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or Health & Safety Representative.
22. To be aware of responsibilities and respond appropriately to any situation where child protection and welfare is a concern.
23. To participate in the supervision process of Focus Ireland and the annual performance review
24. To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Project Leader, Manager and Director of Services.

This Job Description is subject to review and will evolve with the Role
This role is subject to satisfactory Garda Vetting

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Criteria: Project/Tenancy Support, Advice & Information Worker

Essential Criteria:

 A relevant Third Level qualification at degree level i.e. social care, psychology, sociology
 Minimum of 2 year’s direct work experience in a social care setting
 Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
 Experience of working with people who have experienced homelessness, preferably in housing support
 Experience of assessing and developing appropriate plans based on need
 Strong communication and organisational skills
 Willingness to develop professional skills as identified through supervision

Desirable Criteria:

 The skills required to advocate on behalf of people
 Ability to work in partnership with others
 Good report writing skills
 Information technology skills
 Ability to deal with challenging behaviour

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  • Closing Date for Applications
    1st May, 2019