Job Details: Coolmine Therapeutic Community: Project Worker - Coolmine Lodge

Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Coolmine Therapeutic Community: Project Worker - Coolmine Lodge
[Coolmine Therapeutic Community logo]


LOCATION: Coolmine Lodge, Grove Road, Dublin

REPORTS TO: Team Leader

HOURS: **Apply on the website** hours per week. Some out of hours work

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: **Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website**

PURPOSE: To provide quality service to clients and
families/significant others in accordance with best practice in the
area of case management, group therapy, psycho-social workshops, and
formal / informal interactions with clients

CONTACT EMAIL: **Apply on the website**


Coolmine is a leading drug and alcohol treatment service providing
community, day and residential services to men and women with
problematic substance use and their families in Ireland established
since **Apply on the website**. Coolmine Therapeutic Community
believes that everyone should have the opportunity to overcome
addiction and lead a fulfilled and productive life.

The successful candidates will report to the Team Leader to provide
quality service to clients, families and significant others in
accordance with best evidence-based practice in the area of case
management, group therapy, psycho-social workshops, and formal and
informal interactions with clients.


* Engage with and build trusting relationships with all clients at a
formal and informal level in order to develop a viable and productive
therapeutic relationship, treating them with dignity and respect at
all times in order to promote and motivate clients towards full
recovery, while working within the ACI and Coolmine code of ethics as
well as the overall values of Coolmine.
* Ensuring all relevant documentation, filing, statistics and
paperwork are in line with the aims and standards of the project.
Provide 1:2:1 support for clients, consulting with them and enabling
them towards positive career plans and a healthy drug-free lifestyle.
* Carry out thorough assessments of client needs, identify and
develop care plans within an ongoing key working system, identify and
review the needs of the clients to allow them to make informed
decisions about their future.
* Make appropriate referrals to all internal and external services
including: initial and comprehensive assessment; care plans; primary
treatment plan; process the collections of client urines for testing.
* Facilitate group therapy sessions psycho-educational workshops,
community meetings, formal and informal gatherings, and community
handovers, etc, in a professional and ethical manner and in accordance
with Coolmine Therapeutic Community’s standard operational policies
and procedures.
* Perform as a full team member supporting colleagues, participating
in effective team meetings, attending supervision, and client case
reviews and being open to reasonable requests from manager to ensure
effective working relationships.
* Comply with all Health and Safety regulations and standard
operating procedures relating to fire procedures, maintenance,
critical incidents, safety for staff, etc. to ensure the effective
safety and well-being of all clients and staff.
* Work within the policies of Coolmine Therapeutic Community to
ensure that a consistent delivery of service, quality standards and
best practice are adhered to at all times.



* Minimum of FETAC level 7 or equivalent in addiction studies or
related field or working towards.


* Two years’ experience working within the drug and alcohol field.
* Experience of working with the Social Inclusion care group
including homeless, traveller, Roma and others.
* Familiar with Community Services
* Familiar with Mental Health services
* Familiar with HSE Addiction services
* Can understand the dynamics and interface between the individual
and the community.
* Familiar with various evidence-based models of rehabilitation,
counselling, and recovery approaches.
* Experience of the implementation and evaluation of care
planning/case management
* Experience of group facilitation.
* Has experience and understands the importance and implications of
working as part of a team.


* Has excellent communication and listening skills.
* Enjoys working with people, is approachable, and demonstrates warm
and friendly mannerisms.
* Is clear and explicit about professional and personal boundaries.
* Strong interpersonal skills.
* Clear written and verbal communication skills.
* High IT literacy skills.
* Have a “can do” attitude and a positive solution focused
approach to problem solving and conflict resolution.
* Uses assertive behaviour, demonstrating dignity and respect for
self and others at all times.
* Is open to appropriate challenges and confrontation from clients
at the required time and place and is open to feedback and appraisal
from colleagues and management.
* Is not afraid or unwilling to take on the work or responsibilities
that are expected from a client resident.
* Capacity to work effectively under pressure.
* Committed to meeting the needs of excluded and marginalised
* Successful candidate would be engaged in recording case files on
* Successful candidate would be engaged in recording the NDTRS

* Prepare the clients to move to the programs which will include:

* Signposting to external agencies when appropriate
* Preparation for Coolmine Programs
* Preparation for moving to Residential Programs, including medical
card application, social welfare payments etc.

* Committed to follow up with allied health and social care
* Have capacity to attend a considerable number of phone calls and
follow up.


* Double time for Sunday and Bank Holiday shifts
* Bike to work scheme
* Company pension
* Employee assistance program
* On-site parking
* Sick pay


Interested candidates who meet the Person Specification requirements
should send their CV & cover letter with application reference code to
Karl Mooney, HR Generalist at **Apply on the website**.

Please quote this application reference HR/DUB/SDL/PW/**APPLY ON THE

The closing date for applications is **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** FEBRUARY


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Type: Permanent
Category: Health

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