Sligo Social Services: Substance Misuse Worker

 Sligo Social Services are a voluntary organisation providing services to a wide range of people aimed at improving their quality of life.


We are inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the post of:

Substance Misuse Worker

Sligo, Contract: 35hrs per week

Role Purpose/ Summary

Responsible for the provision of an assessment, support, and outreach service in relation to substance misuse to those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in County Sligo. The role is to increase service users’ motivation to address their substance misuse and engage with drug and alcohol services.

Candidates must possess:

  • A recognised qualification at Level 7 or higher on the NQAI framework in the Social Care Field and Addiction
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working with people affected by substance misuse and addiction in a key working capacity
  • Experience in undertaking assessments, developing care plans and interagency working within a case management framework

Please see Job Description and Person Specification attached below

Selection process will involve short listing of applicants for interview based on the criteria for the position as outlined in the job description and person specification.

To apply please email C.V. and Letter of Application to

Closing date for receipt of applications 12 Noon Friday 9th December 2022

Late applications will not be accepted. Satisfactory references and police vetting are required. For more information, contact

Sligo Social Services is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sections of society.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Nov, 2022
Co Sligo
Expiry Date
9th Dec, 2022