Make a difference with COPE Galway Homeless Services Team

We are currently seeking talented, client-centred people for the following posts:

Project and Support Workers, Homeless Services

Apply Before:

15 Feb 2023 17:00

Project Workers, Homeless Services

The Project Worker keyworks and provides practical support to families and/or individuals during their engagement with COPE Galway Homeless Services with a focus on assisting to source and secure appropriate accommodation. The successful candidate will be employed within COPE Galway’s residential and non-residential services on a rotational basis, including::

  • Support to families and single people residing in Private Emergency Accommodation
  • A Day Centre and Outreach service for people at risk of rough sleeping
  • Resettlement, Tenancy Support and Community Based Housing
  • A seasonal Cold Weather Response

There are multiple full-time post with initial assignments being with initial assignments being confirmed following the recruitment process.

Support Workers, Homeless Services

The Support Worker provides practical assistance and support to families and/or individuals during their stay in COPE Galway Residential Homeless Services. The successful candidate will be employed within COPE Galway’s homeless services on a rotational basis, including:

  • Short Term Accommodation facilities for single homeless people and for families
  • A seasonal Cold Weather Response

There are multiple full and part-time available posts with initial assignments being:

Relief Support Worker, Homeless Services

Relief Support Worker is a hands on role, supporting our clients across our homeless services on an as needed basis. There are multiple vacancies available on our relief panel. Successful candidates will be inducted in two of our services. This can serve as an introduction to homeless services for people who are new to this area of work.

How to apply

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter to by Wednesday 15th February 2023.

Informal enquiries can be made to Sinéad Carey:

    Satisfactory references and Garda clearance is required for this role.

    COPE Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

    Our Values, Our Work, Our People

    COPE Galway is a charity that has been providing social services in Galway since the 1970s. Our homeless services offer people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness a range of residential and non-residential supports. Our team works tirelessly to find individualised creative solutions. Ours is a learning organisation where we seek to innovate in line with evidence based best practise. We embrace strengths based approaches, harm reduction, trauma informed care and rights based service provision.

    Our Vision is a community where every person is valued, cared for, and supported at every stage of life. We work to achieve this by providing essential supports for people at challenging times in their lives, and by advocating for systemic change to remove the root causes of inequity and disadvantage that constrain the wellbeing and development of individuals, families and communities.

    Our Mission is to make a difference by empowering people, creating change and strengthening communities. We understand, respect and respond to the needs of our clients who are always at the forefront of our work.

    Our Team is supported by regular support and supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Our people receive a wide variety of on-the-job training, with core training including Trauma Informed Care, First Aid, MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression), Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration and additional trainings including Values Workshops, Diversity Workshops, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction Workshops.

    Benefits for Employees include a pension scheme and a supplemental training fund to which individuals can apply annually to assist them in their studies and their continuous professional development. Working on our front-line can act as a springboard for a range of exciting career opportunities with COPE Galway both within our homeless services and our wider organisation, including Domestic Abuse Services, Older People’s Services and other organisational posts.

    COPE Galway is an equal opportunities employer