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They need to increase salaries and offer yearly increments, also - projects are extremely understaffed. High rates of burn out. Most Managers were very supportive but with limited resources. Colleagues were friendly to work with but under high levels of stress relationships were a bit intense as people react to stress differently. There should be more psychological and emotional support for staff.
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Amazing staff, you feel like a member of a family. Support and key workers really care about their jobs and go above and beyond for the clients— so it’s a positive environment. Fantastic management, you feel supported which is important as the work can be stressful at times. The pay is decent but obviously Dublin is insanely expensive. Long hours including late in to the evening, but that is standard for this type of work.
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Lovely staff, nice clients, good management
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Long days, pay could be better for the area.
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As I said earlier I like to meet new people and I know a lot of other staff from different services and I am definitely fascinated by their work. I think it also depends on whom you are engaging in. People have a great time when their energies match and when their ambiance is suited to their discussions. Thus after my knowledge acquired in the DIT training, I have a clear picture of my role as a social care full-time volunteer.
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Have lost their effectiveness to help residents through too many layers of governance, property development and social correctness The grass roots elements rough sleeper team and mobile medical service are excellent
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Rough sleeper team
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Ceo & Senior Management Team
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fast paced. relaxed. High level of skill required. engaging rewarding great atmosphere and sense of purpose within the workforce Dedicated Great work life balance
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Very stressful and sometimes dangerous environment . Management paper pushing and never there to do the dirty work. Full time volunteers deserve so much credit for their work
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I´ve never felt that bad working for anyone. They don´t care about their employees, they are just focused on the outcomes of the company and the move ons. i wouldn´t recommend it to anybody
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A lot of different services to expand your knowledge as well as plentiful opportunities to progress in your career. Very supportive management. Training is provided which is very beneficial.
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DSC is an organisation where you learn and acquire the critical skills to deal with issues emanating from homelessness and addiction. There is huge support for staff. The hardest part f the job is meeting clients with very challenging behaviours.
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Series of free trainings
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challenging work environment
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Fun workplace health and safety of course hard work on your feet constantly also bad hours 12-9pm 4 days a week and 11-5 of a Saturday management are brilliant people
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Comfy lunch room with all kitchen appliances and vending machines
Cons
Long hours and not much of a life
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Direct line managers were excellent and there were opportunities for self- development and expansion of the organisation. However, the above was not financially matched and after 5 years working in the same organisation I was ready for a new challenge.
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Learnt a lot
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poor work/life balance and salary
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empresa muito boa, as pessoas te ajudam como podem.
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Great charity to work for. Extremely organised and always someone there to help with any issues, would definitely recommend for anyone looking to do some good.
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The people there were great and very helpful and it was interesting and rewarding to help people in need. Another classmate and I spent the days delivering food to homeless shelters across Dublin
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far away
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Dublin simon community charity run is not a workplace. I participated in the 5 mile run in 2012, 2013, 2014. the run was enjoyable and I done it with my school
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I enjoy working part time in Dublin simon I am a big supporter of the quest to end homelessness, i really get to interact with alot of people there, Iam gaining valuable experience which benifits my college social studies
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Hands on experience working with vunerable adults
Cons
Im only working part time
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Good bunch Of People to work with and have a laugh. Always learning about new things, And loving it to be part of it. Staff are very nice and friendly.
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very demanding and challenging workplace. a culture of intimidation and hostility has been created by management due to service users not held responsible for their actions.
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friendly work colleagues
Cons
agressive/hostile clients
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I was assigned to a Dublin Simon Community service called Riversdale House, which is long term residential house, I am mainly responsible for supporting and linking with our residents with their daily lives and prompting them with group activities and social events; Organising social activities and events for residents is a part of work, the main purpose is to encourage and increase participation in order to enrich daily lives; As a foreigner, the most enjoyable part of my job is experiencing totally Irish working environment and my kind Irish coworkers.
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Some of the most challenging and uplifting work I have experienced is my continued voluntary work with the Dublin Simon Community in supporting individuals who are homeless and living in supported temporary accommodation. We as an organisation experience a wide variety of issues including addiction, abuse, mental health difficulties and family discord. This experience of supporting the immediate needs of the individuals at hand and working as part of a comprehensive team to help clients achieve a better standard of living, has ignited a passion within me, to continually help and support people with complex needs. This experience both educated me on the current political climate of the homeless crisis, and on how to interact and engage with service users.
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There was a tension between the demands of management for tighter control of discipline issues and the need for project workers to maintain the trust of the service users
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Having a positive influence on peole in distress
Cons
Tensions with management
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