Relief Domestic Abuse Refuge Worker

Oasis Housing Association CLGWaterfordContract

Oasis House Women’s Refuge is a long-established domestic abuse service based in Waterford City and works throughout the city and county.

Oasis provides a service sensitive to the needs of women and women with their children experiencing domestic violence. Oasis House provides a number of services, including crisis accommodation, 24/7 Helpline, Drop-in service, Child & Family Support service, Court accompaniment, programmes for women and children and an Outreach Service.

This role entails relief Refuge/Project Worker cover for the Accommodation, Helpline and Drop-in services.

Oasis House provides fantastic benefits including induction, opportunity to work with a supportive team, EAP programme (with 24-hour support and counselling services available to staff and their families), excellent experience, training and development opportunities, (including but not limited to Interagency working, Advocacy, Keyworking, Referral processes, Assessments and Trauma Informed Care).

Oasis House is currently recruiting for multi candidates for the following position:

Relief Refuge Worker

Reporting to: Senior Refuge Worker/Assistant Manager/Manager

Location: Waterford City, office-based

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 05th June 2024

Hours: Oasis House provides a 24/7 service and therefore the appointee must be flexible with regard to hours of duty (which will be determined by the needs of the Service) and available and willing to work days, nights, weekends. Waking Nights will also form part of your hours.

Minimum Educational Requirements:

Minimum a level 7 degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care or other relevant qualification.

The appointee must hold a recognised qualification and have eligibility to register as a Social Care Worker according to CORU registration requirements November 2025.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • An understanding of the issue of Domestic
  • Abuse and Homelessness.
  • To treat individuals availing of our service with
  • respect and dignity.
  • To contribute in a respectful and positive
  • way to the persons wellbeing and development. To be aware of the authentic
  • needs of each person being supported.
  • Understanding of the importance of
  • confidentiality and the non-judgemental nature of our work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal
  • and written and the ability to work effectively with in a team.
  • Flexibility with regard to working hours is
  • essential.
  • Experience of working or
  • volunteering in a Social Care Setting would be a distinct advantage.
  • A full driving licence is desirable.

Appointments subject to evidence of educational qualifications, two

satisfactory written references and up to date Garda vetting.

How to apply: Please email Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and evidence of qualifications.

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A copy of the Job descriptions available upon request

Oasis House is an equal opportunities employer.

Funded By: Cuan DSGBV Agency

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