Cocaine & Poly Drug Use Team Leader – Addiction Response Crumlin – Dublin

The primary objective of this post is to manage all aspects of the ARC Cocaine & Poly Drug Use Programme. The post holder will be ultimately responsible for the direct day to day management of the ARC Cocaine & Poly Drug Use services for drug users. Duties will extend to include working as a frontline Senior Addiction Practitioner in order to fulfill the policies, aims and objectives of the project.

Overall Aim:
This programme is designed to support and motivate people interested in detoxing from cocaine & poly drug use addiction.
To develop support services for service users particularly cocaine and crack cocaine users.
To respond to the difficulties that service users are experiencing due to their substance misuse.
Assist service users to develop positive coping and responsive skills, so they can address their addiction.

The post holder shall carry out his/her duties under the line management of the Managing Director. The post holder will report directly to the Managing Director.

To manage all aspects of the Cocaine & Poly Drug Use Programme of the organisation. To co-ordinate and assist in the implementation and further development of the Cocaine & Poly Drug Use Programme.
Ability to manage challenging behavior in a competent and professional manner
Create and develop links with other key agencies to support progress of the Cocaine & Poly Drug Use Programme
To fully engage in the work of the team and to take up training opportunities offered by the Managing Director where appropriate.
To positively promote all aspects of the Arc organisation and its services.
To provide focused one to one supports to help service users and identify needs and to equip them to become more self-reliant.
To promote healthy life skills/life styles in the target group
The ability to act upon one’s own initiative within the context of professional boundaries and accountability and the ability to evaluate the implications of these boundaries.
To provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to encourage engagement for the family member
Key working /case management to ascertain issues being presented by the service user.
Development of positive coping skills to deal with issues presenting due to substance misuse.
To inform the service user of their addiction and to increase their knowledge and awareness of such.
To facilitate, in a professional and objective manner referrals, assessments and care plans for individuals accessing the service
Support for service users experiencing intimidation by informing them of services that are available to them to assist them with this issue.
Provide written reports to the Managing Director.
Attend staff meetings and other relevant project meetings and contribute to the overall development of ARC.
Keep the database and all written records of work/interventions/minutes of all meetings and strategies updated.
An understanding of working with drug users, with particular emphasis on supporting people through change.
Experience of and competence in working with both active and stabilized service users with substance misuse.
Including an understanding of how low threshold drop-ins operate.
Commitment and ability to work from a community development perspective and demonstrate its principles.
An ability to work as part of a team.
The ability to act upon own initiative within the context of professional boundaries and accountability.
Excellent team leadership skills.
Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
Excellent listening skills.
An understanding of, and an ability to objectively carry out individual needs assessment and developing and facilitating care plans.
Ability to manage crisis intervention situations.
A knowledge of the local geographic and demographic area of the Dublin 12 area.
To liaise and network with relevant statutory, voluntary and community services.
To develop relationships with the local community based on openness and trust.

Keep accurate records of relevant ARC activities. Ensure that statistical data on service provision is available when requested.
Participate in ongoing planning and evaluation of the work of the Cocaine programme.
To assist in the development and implementation of ongoing evaluation processes which uses an outcome monitoring System i.e. logic model planning sheet.
To keep statistics and case studies as a support to evaluation.
To keep records and information on all aspects of the programme.

The nature of this post requires that the holder be flexible in working hours to cover the operational times of the service and the centre on a rota basis. This will involve scheduled evening and weekend work.

In the course of your duties, the manager will have access to and information concerning individuals and families using the ARC projects services. All such information will be treated in a strictly confidential way. The manager will be responsible for unauthorized access to this information.

Application Process
To apply, please forward by E-mail an up-to-date CV and Cover Letter and complete ARC’s Application Form attached to this advertisement to indicating position applied for.
Closing date is Monday 1st July’2019 at 12pm.

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