CASP Community Substance Misuse Team (Limerick): Team Leader

Applications are invited for the following position:

Team Leader, CASP Community Substance Misuse Team Based in Limerick City

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Hold a recognized third level qualification in Addiction, Social/Health, Care/Community Development.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years post qualification work experience in the areas of Substance Misuse and related issues, Community Development, Health & Social Care, or related fields.
  • Have a working knowledge of Statutory, Community and Voluntary organisations working practices and effective inter-agency work.
  • Have a working knowledge of related legislative and governing strategic objectives in relation to substance misuse and services for under 18s
  • Have ability to work independently or on own initiative
  • Evidence of flexibility in working within multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral team’s.
  • Experience of a supervisory role
  • Show a commitment to community development principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and group work skills
  • Experience and evidence of managing a budget
  • Knowledge of evidence based practices including ACRA, SFP, 5 Step Model in working with adolescents and family members
  • Excellent IT Skills

The post holder will be required to,

  • To produce regular progress reports for the Project Manager/Management Committee
  • Ensure that all work done complies with both organisational and statutory health and safety regulations and legislation.
  • To establish and maintain a good working relationship with other agencies
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • To work with team to produce set targets and outcomes as agreed with the Mid Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Forum and the HSE
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to work on their own or as part of a team
  • Engage with community groups and family focussed services within the community through mutually appropriate forums
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage, lead, and motivate multidisciplinary staff in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to develop, plan, monitor and evaluate services and resources to ensure the provision of a holistic care package to meet the needs of service users.
  • Will have integrity and flexibility in response to the needs of service users.
  • Management experience a distinct advantage
  • Hold a full clean Drivers Licence.


  • The Manager will be responsible for the day –to- day running of the Service and will report to Project Manager.
  • Interact with Project manager in identifying, developing, supporting, and influencing initiatives that impact effectively on service users.
  • Manage the service in line with organisation’s policy and procedures and accepted best practice to ensure that a high quality service is provided at all times.
  • Networking and representing the organisation on a variety of levels.
  • Liaising with HSE and other voluntary, statutory agencies.
  • Convene regular Team Meetings for information sharing, planning, review and evaluation.
  • Supervise and support staff team in the provision of high quality services to users, and to monitor and evaluate on an on-going basis.
  • Prepare and submit annual Service Plan to the agencies providing funding for the service.
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate all expenditure in relation to Project Actions in conjunction with administrator and project manager
  • Identification of potential development issues within the service.
  • Ensure that issues relating to Health and Safety of staff and service users are promptly addressed in an appropriate manner.

This is a full time post with some occasional evening and weekend work required.

This post is offered on a one year contract, is subject to funding and present incumbent taking up new role. A 6 month probationary period is standard and A panel may be formed from which all future vacancies will be filled.

If you wish to apply, please send a copy of your CV plus a covering letter stating how you meet the job requirements to: and cc to

Interviews will take place on the 17th August in CSMT in Limerick City.

Funded through the HSE by the Mid-West Regional Drugs Task Force

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
27th Jul, 2020
Expiry Date
12th Aug, 2020