Project Worker

Job Posted: 7th March 2024


Job Title: Project Worker – Full Time, Project Worker – Part Time

Job Location: Dublin City Centre

Responsibilities include:

Work activities.

· Assess service users’ needs, including assessing level of drug and/or alcohol use to enable development of appropriate support using the HSE Comprehensive Needs Assessment Tool

· Maintain an active caseload and all related record keeping (HRB/eCass)

· Provide crisis intervention, keyworking, case management and group work

· Group facilitation with relevant subject to target group.

· Maintain all relevant documentation

· Attend and participate in relevant case management/interagency meetings

· Attend training as required

· Attend supervision as required on regular basis – both group and individual

· Attending meetings as required and present verbal and written reports.

· Undertake other duties as and when requested.


With an additional particular interest in Community Development, including but not limited to:-


· Developing a community profile of the area in which Chrysalis operates to assist in the development of a community engagement plan

· Develop and implementing community-based programs and initiatives to raise awareness about addiction issues, prevention strategies, and available support services

· Ensure that Chrysalis’s programmes and initiatives are operating from a Human Rights approach that enables empowerment amongst its clients

· Build and maintain partnerships with local community stakeholders encouraging working together through a collective interagency approach

· Organise and facilitate community events that provide information and promote Chrysalis as a service

· Conduct outreach activities to engage with the local marginalized population and ensure equitable access to addiction treatment and support services

· Collect and analyse data on community needs, trends in addiction prevalence, and the effectiveness of intervention strategies to inform program development and improvement

· Stay informed about emerging trends, research findings, and best practices in addiction treatment, harm reduction, and community development to inform program planning and decision-making.



· Essential:

· Professional qualifications and experience as follow:

· A minimum of a Level 7 qualification or Third Level qualification in the field of addiction, rehabilitation, social care, community development, social science, psychology, sociology, or another equivalent is mandatory.

· Substantial experience of working within a community-based addiction/homeless/rehabilitation/community service would be necessary.

· Substantial experience of interagency and multi-disciplinary work

· Excellent knowledge of boundaries and confidentiality.

· Experience in eCASS/HRB would be an advantage.


· Desirable:


Skills and qualities.

· Ability to represent the organisation to a high standard with all parties (statutory services, non-statutory services, other stakeholders, clients, and the community)

· Ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and to engage with target groups.

· In-depth understanding of related policies

· Conflict management and resolution

· Identifying and addressing barriers to participation

· Practice skills including programme planning, monitoring, reflection and evaluation

· Knowledge of Community work theory, principles and processes

· Solution Focused

· Openness, accountability and flexibility;

· Resilience – in moving processes forward even through difficult circumstances

· Understanding of the issues, concerns, and interests of others.

· Good interpersonal, motivational and organisational skills

· Capable of working both on own initiative and as part of a team

· Excellent listening skills and confidence in talking to people both in groups and on a one-to-one basis.

· Excellent IT skills, creative design desirable.

· Ability to engage in the use of social media and maintain levels of interaction using the most up to date information.


Salary: Salary Range – €36,091 – €38,978



· Minimum 25 days annual leave

· EAP accessibility

· Continuing Professional Development

· Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave

· Paid Sick Leave

· Paid Study Leave subject to terms

· Optional Unpaid Leave and Career Breaks subject to terms


Any Other Information:

*Closing Date: 15th March 2023

*How to Apply/Contact Details: All interested candidates should forward by email -with the subject matter title “Project Worker – Specific whether full time or part time” – a short cover letter and an up to date CV for the attention of the CEO to the following email address by closing day of Friday, 15th March 2024 . The interviews will take place week starting Monday, 25th March 2024.


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