Merchants Quay Ireland: Project Worker – Aftercare / Day Program

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Job Title: Project Worker – Aftercare / Day Program

Responsible to: The Executive through the Regional Deputy Head of Operations and Service Delivery

Responsible for: The direct delivery of Supported Housing, Aftercare Group and Day Program services to clients of Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Aftercare Services.

Reports to: Aftercare Services Coordinator and Lead Project Worker

Objective: To effectively deliver services pertaining to the Supported Housing, Aftercare Group and Day Program services, and in doing so to uphold the philosophy and working ethos of MQI.


  • To work as part of a team and actively encourage this ethos among the workers.


  • To comply with the Aftercare Services Coordinator requirements in relation to all appropriate paperwork and filing of data relevant to the service, in particular intervention records and client care plans and files.


  • To work with the Aftercare Services Coordinator in the identification and assessment of the needs of our clients.
  • To act in a ‘key worker’ capacity with designated clients in accordance with structures agreed with the Aftercare Services Coordinator.
  • To facilitate / co-facilitate support groups and psychoeducational workshops as agreed with the Aftercare Services Coordinator.
  • To develop individual care plans for clients as agreed with the Aftercare Services Coordinator.
  • To organise and run the Aftercare Group on a weekly basis as directed by the Aftercare Services Coordinator.
  • To ensure that the needs of our clients are attended to with sensitivity and efficiency.
  • To be up to date and aware of good practices and procedures in the delivery of services to our clients.
  • To ensure that all relevant client records are logged on MQI’s Treatment Outcome Monitoring & Information System (TOMIS) I.T. system.


  • To attend all training sessions, workshops, and courses as requested by the Aftercare Services Coordinator.
  • To support and facilitate the transference of learning to workers, trainees, and volunteers.
  • To actively engage with your supervisor regarding one’s own personal/ professional needs in the context of being an effective worker on the Project.


  • To maintain a good relationship with external agencies on behalf of the Project.
  • In conjunction with the Aftercare Services Coordinator, identify other opportunities for MQI clients to acquire move-on accommodation and support.
  • To assist with any other duties which the Aftercare Services Coordinator might reasonably request.
  • To become familiar with and ensure that all MQI’s policies and procedure are being adhered to, particularly those relating to Health & Safety, HR, Confidentiality, Boundaries and Staff Code of Ethics
  • To have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development, and review of best practice.

Personal Specification

  • Relevant degree Level 7 qualification in addiction / social care
  • At least one-year full time or equivalent experience of working within aftercare, residential or other related services.
  • Understand the issues relating to alcohol and drug use/homelessness and mental health.
  • Good Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy, and practice regarding homelessness and/or drug use.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of Key working and care planning desirable.
  • Experience of working with clients with multiple needs.
  • Awareness of boundary issues particular to Aftercare and residential settings.
  • An attitude and approach consistent with MQI core ethos and values.
  • Full clean driver’s licence desirable but not essential.

Salary: €16,437– 20,437.00

Hours: 19.5 hours per week Monday/Wednesday/Friday, (Set Days).

Type of Contract: Contract of Indefinite Duration

Location: Aftercare Recovery Services. St John Bosco Youth Centre, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Closing Date: Friday 19th April

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 MQI is an equal opportunities employer.

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Region: Dublin 12