Ballyfermot STAR: Team Leader Realt Solas

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Ballyfermot STAR

Ballyfermot Star is a community response to drug use. We provide non-judgemental support, guidance and education to drug users, their families and the community, enabling them to cope with and overcome the effects of drug use in their everyday lives.

Post of Team Leader Realt Solas

Location: 7 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Salary €42,000 per annum

Overall Aim

To have responsibility for the development and delivery of a quality evidenced based service for people who use substances and people who have problems with gambling

Realt Solas programme is the first point of contact for people who use substances accessing our services.

Main Duties

  • To work within the overall aims and objectives of Ballyfermot STAR CLG
  • To have responsibility overseeing the service provision of the day to day operation of Realt Solas
  • To identify gaps in service provision and in conjunction with the staff team CEO and Board of Management with the team develop a plan to ensure that such gaps are met
  • Support the development of programmes and activities designed to help people to address problems around their substance use
  • Facilitate referrals, assessments using care and case management programmes based on the HSE National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework
  • Support the development of the under 18’s programme, using a whole family approach working with evidenced based programmes CRAFT and ACRA
  • To keywork and case manage people who are using substances by supporting them to develop and implement their individual
  • To support the development of gender specific peer led groups
  • Accurately record all client interactions and events on our client management system Ecass
  • Create and develop links with other key agencies to include Prison and Probation Service and the HSE Addiction Services to support the referral progress
  • To attend all meetings as required e.g. interagency, referral staff, meetings, team development and relate back information /necessary updates/ writing reports.
  • To ensure that the organisation’s procedures and policies in relation to the health, safety and welfare of children and all policies and procedures are implemented
  • Support the staff team to carry out their duties, to delegate where necessary and consult with the CEO
  • To work in conjunction with other team leaders within the organisation to ensure we provide a whole family approach to our service delivery
  • To undertake duties that may be assigned to you from time to time in relation to your role
  • The team leader will report to the CEO

Professional Knowledge/Experience Skills & Competencies


  • A knowledge and understand of the needs of people who use drugs
  • A knowledge and understanding of service planning, performance monitoring and Quality Assurance
  • Knowledge and understanding of Data Protection
  • Strong report writing and communication skills
  • A minimum third Level 7 Qualification in a relevant social care field essential
  • A minimum of 3 years’ paid managerial experience working in a relevant field essential

The above list is not exhaustive, additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.

  • All interviews will be conducted in line with existing Government Covid – 19 guideline
  • Shortlisting will apply

CV and letter to be sent to
Closing date 23rd September 2021

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th September 2021

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Sep, 2021
Dublin 10
Expiry Date
23rd Sep, 2021