Support Worker (Drugs & Alcohol) – CE Scheme – Liberties Recycling

Support Worker (Drugs & Alcohol) / (CE Scheme)
Hold case load of clients in recovery from substance misuse
Meet with clients regularly to develop care plan for rehabilitation goals, training & career goals and any other issues affecting clients, such as; housing, legal, medical etc.
Liaise with other services on behalf of the client as required
Maintain proper records/ files for trainees in line with National Drug Strategy/ HSE standards
Represent Project at Key worker meetings and promote service to other projects as required
**Essential Qualification Criteria: Please note that qualification criteria for employment on DSP Community Employment Schemes will strictly apply

Desirable Experience/ Qualifications
Have an understanding of the issues that affect drug users, their families and community
Have a background of working with people in a substance misuse setting and other presenting issues
Relevant qualification (or working towards will suffice) in any of the following areas; Addiction Studies, Addiction Counselling , Social Care, Youth work, Community Studies
Key worker training and practical experience / 1 to 1 Counselling
Ability to develop Care Plans and progression plans for clients
Be able to demonstrate ability to work within a team as well as on own initiative
On the job training will also be provided as well as certified training being available
Recognised Qualification (or working towards) in Addition Studies, Addiction Counselling, Social Care, Community Studies, Youth Work (Minimum FETAC level 5 on National Framework of Qualifications)

Key Competencies
Ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative as appropriate
Communication and listening skills
Ability to deal appropriately with difficult and challenging behaviour
Ability to build and maintain effective emphatic working relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
Attend In-house supervision once a month
Hours of Work: 19.5 hours per week (2.5 days per week).

Pay: Community Employment Rates
C.V. to DSP Supervisor Brendan Magee, Liberty Recycling, Unit D1C Bluebell Indl. Est, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12. Email:

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