Drugs Worker – Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme

The Role:
Key Responsibilities:
To identify, engage and work directly with young people (aged 12-24) deemed ‘at risk’ of harm as a result of substance use/experimentation with substances.
To develop strategic partnerships with other agencies, especially educational, justice, mental health, social care and community agencies.
To act as a link between young people and local substance misuse agencies and attend case review meetings where appropriate.
To deliver Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) interventions to young people aged 12 – 24.
To co-facilitate a support programme for young people aged 12-24 who have been affected by parental/familial substance misuse (in line with best practice from the National Family support Network).
To provide drug education for parents and teachers (in line with DEWF and guidance from SPHE Regional Manager and the North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force).
To submit NDTRS data, keep programme records and provide updates and reports as requested.
To prepare and submit quarterly outcome reports to the North Dublin Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
To take part in ongoing approved training to enhance outcomes for the client group.

To work and promote the ethos and mission of Crosscare and uphold its values in all areas of work.
To observe the policies and procedures of the project and Crosscare.
To work closely with the North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force to support the rollout and implementation of its strategy for the area.

The Holder:
(Qualification/Skills Requirements)

Education Requirements:
Be in possession of a recognised 3rd Level qualification in Addiction / Social Care / Youth Work or a related field.

Job skills/Experience:
Strong track record in community based programmes and in supporting strategic partnerships with other agencies.
Knowledge of Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) would be an advantage.
Experience of interagency work.
Experience of working with young people with substance use issues.

Personal Skills:
A commitment to social justice and to treating people with dignity and respect
An understanding of the principles of teamwork and the ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
Flexibility, good time management and a professional manner.
A full Driving License, access to own transport.

Application Process
To apply, please forward an up-to-date CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@crosscare.ie indicating position applied for.

Closing date is Wednesday, 21st December, 2016. Interviews will be held in early January, 2017.

Crosscare is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is fully funded by the North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force.

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