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Cork Alliance Centre

Cork Alliance Centre – Support Worker

  • Can you stay the course with people in difficult times, with complex lives and support them where they are at?
  • Do you have a solid understanding of addictions, traumas, convictions, and recovery?
  • Are you a dynamic thinker and multi-tasker who can support 30-40 people at any one time?
  • Have you the skills to build trusting and supportive relationships to help effect positive change?

If so, the role of Support Worker with the Cork Alliance Centre may be for you…


The Cork Alliance Centre works with people who have been in prison. The Centre provides a range of services to support people make a ‘fresh start’, both in terms of reducing offending and increasing positive participation in individual, family and community life.

This challenging role requires an enthusiastic, committed, and self-motivated person to engage in professional support relationships to assist in the transition from prison to the community as people move away from offending towards engaging positively in their own life and with family /community. The post holder will work with other members of our support team to provide a person-centred service to support people as they seek to live a crime free life.

Ideally the successful candidate will

  • have experience working with people who have been imprisoned.
  • have experience working with people with addiction, trauma and/or poor mental health in their life.
  • have excellent communication skills, with proven competency in both networking and advocacy,
  • have comprehensive knowledge of services,
  • be a team player,
  • have experience/ qualifications in youth work, social care or equivalent.
  • have training in child protection, suicide intervention and trauma sensitivity.
  • have own car with a full clean driving licence essential.

The Support Worker role and the work of the Cork Alliance Centre can be complex, demanding and challenging. Personal awareness and responsibility for ones own selfcare and development is essential, as it ensures a capability and capacity to do the work and to be a consistent and stable presence for people.

The position requires the ability to work from the office and in prisons.


Detailed job description is attached here.

Garda Vetting and Prison security clearance is required.

Applications from people with convictions/prison in their past are welcomed.

Applicants can email their Curriculum Vitae together with a detailed letter of application demonstrating suitability for the role and include contact details for TWO referees, to Alan Davis, Chairperson, Cork Alliance Centre, at [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm Tuesday 17/05/2022 (Late applications cannot be accepted)