Neart Le Chéile: Cairdeas Project Sessional Worker

Neart Le Chéile - Cairdeas Project

Cairdeas Project is a community based organisation which offers services to those who use drugs or have a history of Drug Use. The project works to community development principles and adopts a person centered approach to its work. We promote harm reduction and seek to promote the full participation of people who use drugs or have a history of  Drug use in their community in order to break down the barriers to social inclusion.  Cairdeas operates a low threshold service. Our services are as follows:

  • An Advocacy Service
  • SUDS -Service Users Developing Solidarity
  • Stepladder Training Course.

SUDS -Service Users Developing Solidarity is an advocacy group for people who use drugs or have a history of drug use, the group meets weekly on Tuesday 5. 30 to 7.30 pm

We wish to recruit a Sessional Project Worker to Co-facilitate Suds (Service users developing Solidarity) for 7 hours per week 3 of which need to be on Tuesday at the above time, small case load of Advocacy Cases .

Six Months Short term contract, Closing date 28th February 2019

Other information

Ideal candidate please forward  curriculum vitae to; Ann Corrigan, Neart Le Chéile Cairdeas Projects Units 1-2 Neilstown shopping centre, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Or by email

 Short listed candidates will be required to complete a Garda Vetting form. Neart le Chéile- Cairdeas Project  is an equal opportunities employer; successful candidate must have sufficient Garda vetting.               

Essential Attributes

The following are essential attributes for this position:

  • A recognised 3rd level qualification in Community Development / Addiction or equivalent, along with  experience in working in a similar profession
  • Knowledge and experience of working with individuals with drug use/addiction.
  • Knowledge and experience in carrying out individual work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of group work.
  • Ability to keep up to date case files and maintain records through ECAS the data collection system
  • Experience in planning, implementing and reviewing work plans.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in using interagency approaches to work with both statutory and non-statutory agencies

Desirable Attributes

Other desirable attributes are:

  • Full clean drivers licence, use of own car for project use

Job Description

Neart Le Chéile - Cairdeas Project Sessional Worker 

Overall responsibilities

To Facilitate SUDS (Service Users Developing Solidarity) and promote the work of the Neart Le Chéile Cairdeas Project.

Key areas of Responsibility

  1. To co- facilitate group.
  2. To offer one to one advocacy support as required.
  3. To develop and implement strategies to ensure the active participation of drugs users at local regional and national policy decision making  Bodies
  4. To work on strategies  to counter the social exclusion of drug users in line with the project aims and objectives
  5. To work as part of a team in order to fulfil the policies, aims and objectives of  Neart Le Chéile - Cairdeas Project
  6. To write reports and recommendations to the Board of Neart Le Chéile
  7. To report to the Neart Le Chéile Board on all project activities and work undertaken and participate in the staff support.
  8. To engage in developing relationships with statutory, community and voluntary sector.


Dublin 22

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