assist the Team Leaders and staff teams in providing a quality service to
clients as they progress through their therapeutic programme. A Relief worker
participates as part of a therapeutic team and is expected to act as a viable
resource to clients and staff.
Coolmine Lodge Men’s Residential
Ashleigh House Female Residential
Coolmine House Community and Day Services
D15CAT Community and Day Services
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 Relief Worker. The successful candidate will report to Residential Services
Manager and assist the
Team Leaders and staff teams in providing a quality service to clients as they
progress through their therapeutic programme. A Relief worker participates as part
of a therapeutic team and he/she is expected to act as a viable resource to
clients and staff.
Responsibilities: (Include, but limited to)
To engage with and build a professional and trusting
relationship with clients treating them with dignity and respect in order to
work within the values of Coolmine Therapeutic Community.
To perform all the duties relating to the facility,
and to ensure that the immediate social needs of clients are met.
To perform the practical tasks of caring for the
client to ensure that night time running of the house is maintained (e.g.,
standards of living, hygiene of the facility, health and safety,) at the
highest possible level.
To support the client’s if/when there is activity
throughout the night.
To work within the policies of Coolmine Therapeutic
Community in order to ensure that a consistent delivery of service and quality
standards are adhered to in a drug and alcohol free environment.
To complete all administrative tasks such as handover
reports, rent receipts and relevant form filling are completed appropriately in
order to ensure that the facility runs smoothly and effectively.
To update internal client case management database,
log interventions and care plans onto the system.
To ensure that all information pertaining to clients
is communicated effectively in the handover and via email to the relevant
To perform as a team member supporting colleagues,
participating in effective handovers and being open to reasonable requests from
facility manager in order to ensure effective work relationships
FETAC level 6 or equivalent in addition studies or related field.
towards a recognised Diploma or Degree.
of working with drug and alcohol users and/or excluded groups.
of working with women in recovery.
A working knowledge of Health and Safety, and the
implications for the working environment.
A knowledge of good practice in working with drug
and alcohol users and other excluded groups.
Knowledge of legislation affecting the sector
Has good awareness of self and others, grounded
in the “here and now” with good anticipation and observational skills
Has excellent communication skills and can
present information in a way that is not over simplistic or complicated.
Enjoys working with people, is approachable, and
demonstrates warm and friendly mannerisms, while being clear and explicit
about professional and personal boundaries.
Has 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.
Role models exemplary behaviour and attitude – is
honest, consistent, and responsible.
Works as part of a team supporting the objectives
of the Coolmine.
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.
Respect for the ethos and values of Coolmine
Commitment to working within an environment which
promotes Equal Opportunities and has regard for the Health and Safety of
candidates who meet the Person Specification requirements should send their CV
& cover letter to Justinah Bello, HR Generalist at email@example.com.
The closing date
for applications is 12noon on Friday 24th
Therapeutic Community is an equal opportunities employer.
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