Merchants Quay Ireland: Drug & Alcohol Project Worker

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Merchant’s Quay Ireland (MQI) has been asked to provide a Community Based Drug & Alcohol support service for individuals over 18 and their families for the North East Region (Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan) on an interim basis. This service is being funded by HSE. MQI are recruiting for the following position in line with service requirements:

Drug & Alcohol Project Worker

The person appointed to this position will be responsible for delivering treatment support, family support, harm reduction, rehabilitation and aftercare services for individuals over 18 and their families initially in County Louth & County Meath on an outreach basis.

Qualifications & Experience

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in addiction, community development, health and social care, education or related fields including experience of crisis support, key working, case management and group facilitation.
  • have a relevant qualification (minimum QQI Level 7 or equivalent) e.g. social care, addiction, nursing, community or youth work together with qualification/training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relapse Prevention
  • Have a clean driving license
  • This is a one-year fixed term contract, working 27.3 hours per week Monday to Friday

Merchants Quay Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

If you are interested in applying for this position please send an updated copy of your CV, along with completed application form to before the closing date of 5pm on Friday the 28 June 2019. Job Description & Application Form are available on our website

Please ensure to include ‘Drug & Alcohol Worker, North East’ ref: OAS061901 in the subject line of your email. Applications not labelled correctly may fail to be shortlisted.

As this is a new job description, Management reserve the right to amend or change this job description as required.
This position is subject to Garda Clearance


Co Louth & Co Meath

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