Campus Support Officer

Hours: Minimum of 2 Night/Day shifts per week on a rolling roster to include some weekends.

Reporting to: Supervisor

Duties of Role

  • Monitor and protect the security of the premises and maintain a visible presence on a regular basis ensuring the integrity of the building is maintained and outlying buildings are secured.
  • To be sensitive to residents’ needs and circumstances working according to Centre’s service delivery model.
  • Respond to any emergencies that may arise in a calm and timely manner assisting night staff in appropriate responses
  • To assist in emergencies liaising with Gardaí, medical personnel and other agencies and ensure a safe environment for residents and staff
  • To ensure all required checklists are completed for all duties
  • To liaise with staff in welcoming newly arrived families to parent and infant unit.
  • To assist in ensuring that a positive and homely atmosphere is maintained in the parent and infant unit whilst adhering to professional boundaries.
  • Complete any administration and domestic tasks including filing, photocopying and minor repairs e.g. changing light bulbs, fixing windows and doors, light cleaning.
  • Setting and re-setting any alarms in the buildings as required.
  • Keyholder for opening and closing rooms/buildings as required.
  • To participate in staff meetings, supervision, training and team required
  • Any other duties that from time to time may reasonably be required.

Person Requirement:

The successful candidate will have an appreciation of team-working and ability to work sensitively with a vulnerable client group. The successful applicant will have a personal style that is in line with the Centre’s vision, values and work practices, particularly someone who is supportive, responsible, reliable and personable. This post is subject to Garda vetting

Desirable Qualifications/Knowledge/Experience

  • Have security experience
  • Experience in use of computers
  • Have a clean full driving license
  • Ability to engage and work with professionals and vulnerable people in a professional and sensitive manner
  • Ability to remain calm and controlled in all situations.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to interact well with staff and visitors to Centre
  • Ability to use own initiative under supervision within accountability structures
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

Salary: €12.00 per hour

Please submit a CV and cover letter by post to The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork or email  by 5pm, 23rd April, 2021.