Job Details: Coolmine Therapeutic Community: Screening and Brief Intervention Project Worker


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Coolmine Therapeutic Community: Screening and Brief Intervention Project Worker
[Coolmine Therapeutic Community]

JOB TITLE: SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION PROJECT WORKER

CLOSING DATE: 1/**Apply on the website**/**Apply on the website**

LOCATION OF POST: The post holder will liaise with the Court services
to provide a health-led screening model for personal possession drug
offences. The post holder will be based in a Cork City Drug and
Alcohol Community and Day Service Hub.
A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Screening &
Brief Intervention Project Worker from which the current and or
future, vacancies of a full or part-time nature may be filled.

INFORMAL ENQUIRIES: Joe Kirby
EMAIl: **Apply on the website**
TEL: **Apply on the website** ext **Apply on the website**

DETAILS OF SERVICE

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

Coolmine, in conjunction with the Cork & Kerry Drug and Alcohol
Services, has a vacancy for a Screening & Brief Intervention Project
Worker. The successful candidate will be based in Cork with a
requirement to travel in the Cork/Kerry Community Health Care Area.
The current vacancy for this post is for a one-year fixed term
contract. The post holder will have a specific role in liaising with
the Court services to provide screening and brief interventions for
personal possession drug offences.

Currently in the Cork/Kerry region, all Homeless, Prison and Drug and
Alcohol Services work to a common case-management system guided by the
National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework (NDRF **Apply on the
website**). In practice, this sees all services using standardised
consents, screening tools, and initial and comprehensive assessment
documentation including interagency care plans. SAOR is the recognised
HSE model of Screening and Brief Intervention and is part of the NDRF.
The successful candidate will work to this model of Screening and
Brief Intervention utilising evidenced based screening tools
(AUDIT,DUDIT,CUDIT).

_SAOR (SUPPORT, ASK AND ASSESS, OFFER ASSISTANCE, REFER) SCREENING AND
BRIEF INTERVENTION_

The Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy
(Department of Health, **Apply on the website**) and the Guiding
Framework for Education and Training in Screening and Brief
Intervention for Problem Alcohol Use (Armstrong et al., **Apply on the
website**) advocated for an integrated approach to problem alcohol and
substance use. The Guiding Framework for Education and Training in
Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol Use (Armstrong et
al., **Apply on the website**) was published by the Health Service
Executive (HSE) National SBI Project and the Office of the Nursing and
midwifery Services Director (ONmSD) to provide a standardised approach
to the education and training of nurses, midwives and allied health
and social care professionals who undertake Screening and Brief
Intervention (SBI). The current HSE education and training programme
utilises SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and
Substance Use (O’Shea, Goff & Armstrong, **Apply on the website**).
HSE SBI training and protocols have combined problem alcohol and
substance use. Reducing Harm Supporting Recovery (Department of
Health, **Apply on the website**) acknowledges the role of SBI, in a
variety of settings, in the early intervention and appropriate onward
referral in line with the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework
(Doyle & Ivanovic, **Apply on the website**).

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

* The post holder will report to a Coolmine Community & Day Services
Team Leader.

PURPOSE OF THE POST

* The post holder will provide Screening and Brief Intervention for
appropriate court referrals.
* The post holder will provide reports to the Court services on
referral outcomes as appropriate.
* Liaise with 3rd level institutions to support implementation of
Screening and Brief intervention model.
* Work with the Community and Day Services Team as instructed by the
Team Leader.
* Implement HSE national drug awareness campaigns locally by
liaising with relevant stakeholders such as 3rd level institutions and
event organiser

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Carry out brief interventions and understand the rationale for
conducting a brief intervention
* Identify opportunities to use the SAOR model with people who use
alcohol and other drugs
* Identify and access specific resources on alcohol and other drug
related issues and services
* Identify appropriate alcohol and other drugs care pathways
* Liaise with relevant court, addiction and allied health and social
care services
* Identify appropriate care pathways as required
* Implement, support, promote and, oversee, evidence-based processes
appropriate to Service User needs that advance individual recovery
pathways and quality outcomes
* Liaise with relevant statutory and or voluntary agencies and
participate in service development management meetings as required
* Contribute to, and safeguard professional and organisational
reputations in dealings with all external agencies
* 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 in order 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 in
order to ensure that a consistent delivery of service, quality
standards and best practice are adhered to at all times.
* Be accountable for overseeing the implementation of and adherence
to HSE’s Children First protocols, and any other such protocol or
legislation determined to protect vulnerable Service Users and or
their families
* Support the implementation and incorporation of relevant
legislation, agreed policy directives, and professional guidance(s)
into work practices and service delivery.
* Promote, support, inform, and, oversee the implementation of
policies that support competent, determinable, safe, ethical practices
within a culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary, interagency, case
managed, clinical work environment.
* Participate in service evaluation and review and ensure all
relevant documentation, filing, statistics and paperwork are in line
with the aims and standards of the project
* Operate and maintain the highest professional and personal
boundaries appropriate to this post
* Avail of regular, structured line management supervision
* Implement and work within Coolmine’s policies and procedures
* Deliver effective implementation and oversight of Child Protection
and Welfare protocols and any other such similar protocols intended to
protect the vulnerable
* Develop and deliver reports relevant to the post
* Develop and maintain professional records and correspondence as
required for case work, case conference(s) and court requirements

THE ABOVE JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A COMPREHENSIVE LIST
OF ALL DUTIES INVOLVED AND CONSEQUENTLY, THE POST HOLDER MAY BE
REQUIRED TO PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS APPROPRIATE TO THE POST WHICH MAY
BE ASSIGNED TO HIM/HER FROM TIME TO TIME AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE POST WHILE IN OFFICE.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

QUALIFICATIONS AND / OR EXPERIENCE

* Candidates should possess a relevant qualification at or above
Level 7 on the national QQI qualifications framework
* Trained in Motivational Interviewing Level II
* Trained in the SAOR Model of Screening and Brief Intervention
* Trained in keyworking, care planning and case management
* Have a minimum of 3 years full time experience working in a
drug/alcohol service as project worker or similar
* Experience in providing Screening and Brief Intervention
(drug/alcohol)
* Experience of collaborating with relevant services/sectors
relevant to the role (probation, addiction services, mental health,
primary care)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO THE POST

* Access to suitable transport is an essential requirement of this
post
* Flexible working hours – early or extended hours and, a
willingness to travel between sites will provide greater availability
of and access to services, ultimately ensuring a customer focused
service

SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND/OR KNOWLEDGE

* Demonstrate effective communications and interpersonal skills
including the ability to present information in a clear and concise
manner, the ability to engage collaboratively with all stakeholders
and the ability to give constructive feedback
* Demonstrate an ability to work in a self - directed manner
* Demonstrate a substantive degree of critical reasoning skills
* Demonstrate a knowledge of evidenced based approaches relevant to
the field of drug/alcohol treatment modalities
* Demonstrate specialist knowledge of the National Drug
Rehabilitation Framework
* Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of professional and
personal support systems
* Demonstrate knowledge of IT packages (word, excel etc.)
* Demonstrate the ability to plan, organise and deliver services, in
an efficient, effective and resourceful manner, within a model of
client centred care
* Demonstrate the ability to organise, prioritise, and manage a
caseload
* Demonstrate the ability to manage deadlines and effectively handle
multiple tasks
* Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to influence others
* Demonstrate flexibility and openness to change and ability to lead
and support others in a changing environment
* Demonstrate the ability to support continuous improvement in
services to clients.
* Demonstrate ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary
teams
* Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate information
* Demonstrate initiative that will ensure professional practice and
accountability
* Demonstrate understanding of quality client-centred care
* Demonstrate an ability to critically monitor and evaluate service
delivery
* Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to fostering culturally
sensitive work environments
* Demonstrate continuous professional development

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

TENURE: 1 Year Fixed term contract:

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

WORKING WEEK: The standard working week applying to the post is for a
**Apply on the website** hours per week.

ANNUAL LEAVE: The annual leave associate with this post will be
confirmed at job offer stage.

PROTECTION OF PERSONS REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ACT **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**
As this post is one of those designated under the Protection of
Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act **Apply on the website**,
appointment to this post appoints one as a designated officer in
accordance with Section 2 of the Act. You will remain a designated
officer for the duration of your appointment to your current post or
for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included
in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will
receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on
appointment.

INFECTION CONTROL
Have a working knowledge of Health Information and Quality Authority
(HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for
Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of
Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply
with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these
standards as appropriate to the role.

HEALTH & SAFETY
It is the responsibility of local line managers to ensure that the
management of safety, health, and welfare is successfully integrated
into all activities undertaken within their area of responsibility, so
far as is reasonably practicable. Moreover, line managers are named
and roles and responsibilities detailed in the relevant Site Specific
Safety Statement (SSSS).

In these regards Clinical Supervisors will fully and knowingly
cooperate with Site Specific Safety Statements, applicable to the
Site(s) where they provide Clinical Service.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates who meet the Person Specification requirements
should send their cover letter & CV to Justinah Bello HR Manager at
**Apply on the website**. on or before FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER **APPLY ON
THE WEBSITE**. Please quote this application reference code CK-
SPW**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**.

_COOLMINE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER._


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