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Drug & Alcohol Project Worker (Midlands Service)

Objective: To effectively deliver services pertaining to the Provision of a Community based Drug & Alcohol treatment support, family support, harm reduction, rehabilitation and aftercare service for individuals over 18 years and their families for the Midlands area – Laois & Offaly

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  •  Have a relevant qualification (minimum QQI Third Level 7 or equivalent) e.g. social care, addiction, nursing, community or youth work together with qualification/training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Relapse Prevention.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years relevant employed work experience in addiction, community development, health & social care, education or related fields including experience of crisis support, key working, case management and group facilitation
  • Have an understanding of the current National Drugs Strategy, Substance Misuse Strategy, National Drug Rehabilitation Framework, logic model reporting, QUADS and/or Safer Better Healthcare (SBHC) Standards
  • Additional Training Desirable: CRA/CRAFT
  • Access to own transport with a full clean driver’s licence is required for this role.

General Responsibilities

  • To oversee the support and supervision provided to volunteers and placements in the Midlands service.
  • To work with the HR Department in relation to all HR processes including recruitment, performance management, disciplinary processes etc.
  • Comply with all verification visits by funding agencies
  • To support and participate in all audits and/or evaluations
  • To comply with all requirements in relation to all the appropriate paperwork for the service such as client files, accident reports, service user complaints, minutes of meetings etc.
  • To communicate effectively and to maintain appropriate accountability to the Service Co-Ordinator/ Head of Day Service
  • Keep up to date with developments in the midland region
  • Attend and participate in relevant committees as advised by the Service Co-Ordinator
  • In conjunction with the Service Co-Ordinator to continuously develop the role to ensure that all aspects of the service are managed effectively and in line with service requirements
  • To become familiar with and ensure that all MQI’s policies and procedures are being adhered to particularly those relating to Health & Safety, HR, Confidentiality, Boundaries and staff code of conduct etc.
  • Compile and report on complaints and compliments received as required
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Service Co-Ordinator/Head of Day Service and his/her nominee.


Salary:                           €30,360 – €37,800 per annum

Type of Contract:       Contract of Indefinite Duration
Hours:                           39 hours
Days:                             Monday to Friday
Location:                      Midlands


If you are interested in this exciting role, please send your CV and completed application form to recruitment@mqi.ie before 5pm Tuesday 1st October 2019 putting in the subject box ‘Drugs and Alcohol Project Worker – Offaly & PortlaoiseReference No: MID071901



Drugs Alcohol Project Worker Offaly & Portlaoise – Sept 2019

Employment Application Form 2019


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