Current Vacancies

Clare Haven Services is a voluntary organisation which provides a wide range of support services including 24 hour emergency refuge accommodation to women and children who experience domestic abuse.

We are currently inviting applications for the following posts:

Refuge Workers: Relief Panel

As a relief worker, the hours of work will vary from week to week depending on the cover needed, and will include, evenings/overnights during the week and evenings/overnights and days over the weekend. This is a varied post which involves diverse tasks ranging from housekeeping to health and safety checks & enforcement to emotional & physical support to women & children subjected to abuse in their home.

The refuge operates a 24/7/365 service and is staffed at all times. Relief staff will be required to cover any shifts during this time. Sometimes it is at short notice and is on an as and when basis.


Requirements of the Post

The successful candidate will be a hard worker, will be adaptable and flexible and will be willing to learn new skills. They will be empathetic and compassionate yet practical and pragmatic.  They will be working alongside a dedicated team providing services for women and children who experience domestic abuse. The successful candidates will have:


Essential Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in Social Care or equivalent


A minimum of 5 years working in a domestic abuse service that incorporates at least 2 of the following, a help/ information line, a refuge , an outreach service and will have evidence of CPD training.


  • Knowledge of Domestic Abuse and its impact on women and children.


  • Understanding/working knowledge of children’s First Legislation/Child Care Act & Domestic Violence Act 2018,


A commitment to the protection from harm for women and children


Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience of working in a domestic abuse service or other similar setting
  • An interest in the area of violence against women and related gender equality issues


How to Apply

Apply via email to, subject line “Refuge Relief Application” with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the post and why you are interested in the post


Rate of Pay

€ 14.76 p/h


Please click the link below to view the Refuge Worker Job description:

Job Description – Refuge Worker