RADE: Drug & Alcohol Project Worker (Part-Time)

OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Off New Street, Dublin 8
Tel: 01 454 8733 / 01 454 6406
Email: info@rade.ie
Website: www.rade.ie

Job Title: Drug & Alcohol Project Worker. Part time

Report to: Rehab Co-ordinator & Management Team

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

Location: Dublin 8

Start Date: Immediate start, post Garda Vetting

Hours: 19.5 hours per week

Essential Criteria for the position

  • Have a relevant qualification (minimum FETAC 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

Desirable Criteria for the position

  • Experience with facilitation of Creative Arts classes e.g. Drama, writing, dance, music, art.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • To work with service users in addressing their day-to-day substance misuse issues.
  • To be there as a support for adult male and female service users
  • To assist in the planning, delivery and evaluation of educational, life skills and personal development workshops. To co-facilitate such groups and sit in as required.
  • To manage a case load of participants, preparing care plans, key-working on a one to one basis.


  • To maintain and update accurate day-to-day records.
  • To undertake any other administrative duties as and when required.

Personal and Team Development:

  • To liaise with Rehab and Training Co-ordinator.
  • To attend supervision.
  • To undertake relevant training and development opportunities as provided by the programme.

General Responsibilities:

  • To undertake housekeeping/care-taking duties of the project as requested.
  • To work within and adhere to RADE’s policy and procedures guidelines.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • An awareness or experience of working in the area of addiction / community development / social inclusion.
  • An ability to communicate and work safely with participants maintaining strictest confidentiality.
  • An ability to work with participants professionally.
  • The ability to work within professional boundaries.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, and on own initiative where required.
  • To be aware of and adhere to RADE’s mission, values, aims and objectives


Salary commences on Point 1 of the HSE Social Care Worker salary on a pro-rata basis. For more details check out https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/benefitsservices/pay/

To Apply:

Please submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae outlining your suitability by Email at michael@rade.ie or by Post at “Michael Egan, RADE, OLV Building, Cathedral View court, Off New St, Dublin 8”.

Interview Date: 5th July 2019

Queries: Please address any queries you may have to Michael Egan, Programme Director Tel: 01-4548733; michael@rade.ie

Closing Date of Application: 21st June 2019

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


Dublin 8

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