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SAOR Project Worker

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Job Title Screening and Brief Intervention Project Worker
Closing Date 1/10/2021
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: joseph.kirby@hse.ie

Tel: 021 4930100 ext 29101

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 1973. 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 2010). 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, 2012) and the Guiding Framework for Education and Training in Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol Use (Armstrong et al., 2011) 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., 2011) 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, 2017). HSE SBI training and protocols have combined problem alcohol and substance use. Reducing Harm Supporting Recovery (Department of Health, 2017) 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, 2010).

 

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

 

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st October 2021.

Coolmine Therapeutic Community is an equal opportunities employer.

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Cathy McEvoy

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