Liberties Recycling: Support Worker (Drugs & Alcohol) - CE Scheme

Job Title: Support Worker (Drugs & Alcohol) (CE Position 19.5 hours p.w.)

Support Worker (Drugs & Alcohol) / (CE Scheme)

  • Hold case load of clients in recovery from substance misuse
  • Meet with clients regularly to develop care plan for rehabilitation goals, training & career goals and any other issues affecting clients, such as; housing, legal, medical etc.
  • Liaise with other services on behalf of the client as required
  • Maintain proper records/ files for trainees in line with National Drug Strategy/ HSE standards
  • Represent Project at Key worker meetings and promote service to other projects as required

**Essential Qualification Criteria: Please note that qualification criteria for employment on DSP Community Employment Schemes will strictly apply

Desirable Experience/ Qualifications

  • Have an understanding of the issues that affect drug users, their families and community
  • Have a background of working with people in a substance misuse setting and other presenting issues
  • Relevant qualification (or working towards will suffice) in any of the following areas; Addiction Studies, Addiction Counselling , Social Care, Youth work, Community Studies
  • Key worker training and practical experience / 1 to 1 Counselling
  • Ability to develop Care Plans and progression plans for clients
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to work within a team as well as on own initiative
  • On the job training will also be provided as well as certified training being available
  • Recognised Qualification (or working towards) in Addition Studies, Addiction Counselling, Social Care, Community Studies, Youth Work (Minimum FETAC level 5 on National Framework of Qualifications)

Key Competencies

  • Ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative as appropriate
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Ability to deal appropriately with difficult and challenging behaviour
  • Ability to build and maintain effective emphatic working relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • Attend In-house supervision once a month

Hours of Work: 19.5 hours per week (2.5 days per week).

Pay: Community Employment Rates

C.V. to DSP Supervisor Brendan Magee, Liberty Recycling, Unit D1C Bluebell Indl. Est, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12. Email:

Candidates must also register their interest with their local Intreo/ DSP office quoting vacancy no. and our name Liberties Recycling


Dublin 12

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