Crinan Youth Project, is a drug treatment programme for 14-21 year olds with drug and/or alcohol problems. Working from a social change model and through the use of ACRA (adolescent community reinforcement approach) to empower young people to address their substance use and change their lifestyle. Crinan Youth Project is seeking to employ a skilled, dynamic worker for the following post:
OUTREACH WORKER POST – EVENING SERVICE
The person we are seeking will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and will have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a community based project. The main tasks include:
- Carrying out assessments with young people
- Referrals to other agencies/treatment programmes
- Devising and delivering training and recreational programmes for groups of young people in treatment and in recovery from drug dependency.
- Individual and group work – in-house and outreach
- Out of hours/evening work and street outreach work
- Creating a supportive environment
- Maintaining records – computerised and report writing
- Advocacy work
A Professionally endorsed qualification in Youth and Community work or Addiction Studies or An equivalent professional qualification or relevant degree and experience of working with young people at risk.
Desirable: 1-2 years full time experience of working with young people at risk. Knowledge of ACRA an advantage.
Salary: Equivalent to HSE Outreach Worker scale
Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Application should be forwarded by email: FAO: Gemma Collins to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive not later than: THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2019 at 1pm.
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.
This post is subject to reference check and Garda Vetting. Short listing may apply.
The Crinan Youth Project is an equal opportunities employer.
A panel may be formed for future appointments.