SAOL Project: BRIO (Building Recovery Inwards and Outwards) Coordinator

SAOL Project

SAOL Project are recruiting BRIO Coordinator. BRIO is a Department of Justice Funded Programme which works with Women impacted by Addiction and Criminality.

What? BRIO- Building Recovery Inwards and Outwards.

BRIO is a Probation Service through the Department of Justice funded programme within SAOL that works with women who have addiction and criminality as part of their story. BRIO builds recovery inwards and outwards: inner healing reinforced by the generosity of outward giving. The Participants on the BRIO Programme are enabled to become Peer Workers to use their expertise, skills and life experience for the positive development of other Women, through Peer partnered training and Peer Work. BRIO’s ‘wounded healers’ are women who are either drug free, stable or working on their stability; they are also women who have a relationship with the Probation Service and are either currently on probation (or recently completed it), have lately left prison or are in danger of going to (or returning to) prison soon.

Who we are SAOL Project?

SAOL was the first women-specific, drug rehabilitation community project in Ireland. Working in Dublin's North Inner City, SAOL is focussed on improving the lives of women affected by addiction and poverty. SAOL was founded in 1995 and became a registered charity in 2008.
SAOL is a feminist based project which provides both peer-informed and trauma-informed care, and aims to create positive meaningful change in the women’s lives through an integrated programme of education, rehabilitation, advocacy, childcare provision (with a focus on early childhood education), progression and aftercare supports. The project’s ethos is informed by respect for the dignity of each woman.
We require a full-time, dynamic, creative and forward-thinking Coordinator to join the SAOL team and to build on the work achieved through the BRIO Programme.

Salary for BRIO Coordinator €40,000 Per Anum

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Social Care/Social Policy/Addiction Community Development or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ full time, paid experience in a project worker role relevant to the post.
    If your qualification is not specifically in addiction then you must be able to show that you have relevant experience working in an addiction specific role.
    (Please note that a college placement will be recorded as insufficient experience for this role).
  • Experience commitment and passion for working directly in the Community/Voluntary Sector.
  • Excellent group work and computer/administration skills. Including training development and facilitation.
  • Excellent Communication skills and demonstratable experience of report writing, public speaking and effective messaging.
  • An ability to respond to and adapt to needs and situations with a focus on a creative strategic response to the complex needs of the participant community.

Key Skills/Qualities/Experience

Excellent assessment skills and an ability to engage participants.

  • Key working / Case Management
  • Group facilitation and delivery of various educational training sessions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on adaptability.
  • An ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with other agencies.

Additionally, the person appointed will have maturity, initiative and confidence. Attention to detail and an ‘eye’ for the bigger picture is essential in this challenging and demanding position.

SAOL Project is an equal opportunities employer
The post will be subject to reference checks and will be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance. Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.

Please forward your CV completed application form to by Friday 24th September 2021 Application forms can be requested by emailing Completed application forms will not be accepted after closing date 24/9/2021.

Interviews will be held in person in person in SAOL in early October. For Further information please contact

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
10th Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
24th Sep, 2021