Project Worker – Crinan Youth Project

This position carries special responsibility in the team for organising family work (1:1), family support groups & family training, holistic evenings, and for liaising with the National Family Support Network and attending Family Support Conferences and events.

Duties will also include:
To have the ability to work within and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team structure within Crinan
To be able to demonstrate a high level of motivation and an ability to work on own initiative as well as with direction within the team.
Organising and delivering Family Support Programmes to service user’s partners, parents and other family members which facilitate personal development and well being as well as community development.
Liaising and working closely with the Family Therapist to provide a family support and development service which will provide support and growth for family members but also support the young people in their recovery from drug dependency
To be able to work in both formal and informal capacities with individuals and families.
To have an understanding of counselling, outreach work and theories of addiction.
To be able to demonstrate relevant work experience in a caring / disadvantaged context.

Individual and group work
Creating a supportive environment
Maintaining records, relevant administrative work, eCass client database system and advocacy work
Attendance and engagement at team meetings, team training, line management supervision and other relevant staff trainings.
To demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development
To have the capacity to reflect on ethical matters and to have the ability to demonstrate professional practice and conduct.
To be able to demonstrate familiarity with / and ability to implement Children First Guidelines and to commit to continuous training on this issue.
To have the ability to work within and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team structure
The Family Support Project Worker works systemically to build individual, family and community understanding of drug addiction in the context of socio-economic realities of the North Inner city and surrounding areas.
Other duties as directed by Project Manager

A professionally endorsed qualification in Social Care, Social Studies and/or Addiction Studies.
An equivalent professional qualification/relevant degree plus 2 years full-time experience of working with families impacted by addiction and/or disadvantage.

Experience in the area of addiction and knowledge of, training in and working experience of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach Family Training a huge advantage.
Salary in line with HSE Project Worker Scales starting at €34,310.
HSE other Scales for consideration.

Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Application should be forwarded to Gemma Collins, Crinan Youth Project, 72 Sean McDermott St., Dublin 1 or by email to to arrive not later than Friday 17th March 2017 at 4pm.

This post is subject to reference check and Garda Vetting. Short listing may apply.

The Crinan Youth Project is an equal opportunities employer.

Any attempt by a candidate, himself or herself or by any person(s) acting at the candidate’s instigation, directly or indirectly by means of written communication or otherwise, to canvas or otherwise influence in the candidate’s favour any member of the staff of Crinan Youth Project, or person nominated to the Board of Management, to interview or examine applicants will automatically disqualify the candidate for the position being sought.

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