Coolmine is a leading drug and alcohol treatment centre providing
community, day and residential services to men and women with problematic
substance use and their families in Ireland. Established since 1973. Coolmine
Therapeutic Community believes that everyone should have the opportunity to
overcome addiction and lead a fulfilled and productive life.
We now have a vacancy for Team Leader. The successful candidate will
report to Community & Day Services Manager, to lead and manage team to
ensure the delivery of a quality service to clients that meets organisational
standards and targets.
Role Responsibilities: (Include, but limited to)
To provide excellent leadership and management to Community
Addiction Team (CAT) D.15. This service
shall provide treatment and rehabilitation support for adult men and
women with problem substance use, including deliver of a Community Alcohol
Programme and Cannabis Mental health service. To provide contact and
interventions to young people and adolescents, at risk, experiencing problematic
substance use, members of ethnic and new communities impacted by problematic
substance use and integrated family work to deliver whole family outcome and
support to family members impacted by problematic substance use.
To lead and work as part of the D15 CAT team with regular and
consistent communication, participating actively at all team meetings and
supporting the ethos, philosophy and methodology of the therapeutic community
model; reporting to the Community and Day Services Manager for individual
support, supervision, performance appraisal, and client case review; and
working within the parameters of the Coolmine HR policies and procedures.
Enhance overall service delivery by
establishing links with external partner
agencies in D15 and build relationships to assist in information sharing,
inter-agency working and collaborative projects, in particular BLDATF.
Deliver a Family Support service using evidenced based models (5 –
step method and CRAFT) and working collaboratively with already established D15
Family support services.
Review and evaluate the effectiveness of the services in D15
CAT service in collaboration with the Community and Day services Manager
through mediums such as internal statistics, emerging trends, client and
staff feedback, quality peer reviews and audits responding to presenting
client need and making recommendations for future service development.
Ensuring that 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.
To ensure that all aspects of building maintenance, repair,
and facility standards are attended to.
Make recommendations for building improvements, repairs, and
refurbishment, in keeping with Health & Safety policy and
To ensure that all administrative duties are carried out in
accordance with the required timelines and procedures in the area of time
sheets, leave and absence records, rosters, and all other relevant
Assist in the annual budget preparation for the services in
conjunction with the Residential Services Manager. Manage service
performance in line with budget.
To participate in the manager on-call rota as laid down in
the policy covering this area.
Third Level qualification in Addiction studies or related
field ( Level 7 minimum )
Three years’ experience working within the drug and alcohol
Two years’ experience in line management and supervision of
teams especially as Team leader or in a similar capacity.
Experience of the implementation and evaluation of treatment
Experience in providing outcomes reports.
Ability and knowledge to lead effectively.
Knowledge and experience of clinical governance.
Knowledge of drugs and their effects.
Ability to communicate positively with people.
Ability to take a non-judgmental approach to substance
Ability to deliver an emphatic and challenging approach to
Understanding of the connection between drug misuse and
Knowledge of local, Irish and European legislation in
relation to GDPR, health, safety and welfare.
Accredited CRA therapist or working towards accreditation.
Qualification in leadership and/ or management.
Strong interpersonal skills
Clear written and verbal communication skills
Strong Leadership Skills
Skills to motivate and develop staff to deliver quality
Capacity to work effectively under pressure
Committed to meeting the needs of excluded and marginalised
Ability to manage change and be responsive to evolving
candidates who meet the Person Specification requirements should send their CV
& cover letter to Justinah Bello, HR Generalist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
closing date for applications is 12noon
on Friday 24th May 2019.
Coolmine Therapeutic Community is an
equal opportunities employer.
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