We are looking to recruit a project support intern (Limerick)

January 21, 2016

The Ana Liffey Drug Project  are looking for a project support intern (Limerick).

We now seek to recruit for the following post:

A project support intern (Limerick)

Assist the Ana Liffey Drug Project by increasing our capacity to work with more clients in our services.

Main Tasks include:

  • Assignment of individual project work, working within a low threshold, harm reduction ethos from a client centred approach using both keyworking and case management skills.
  • Assisting in the staffing of the Drop In service.
  • Carry out Needle Syringe Program and engage with service users on an outreach basis.
  • Carrying out inreach to appropriate external agencies.
  • Co-facilitation of client groups with staff member input.
  • Informing staff members of clients’ indepth intervention/support needs.
  • Maintain paperwork and admin files as required.

The Gables, Fairgreen, Ballysimon Road, Limerick with a remit for Limerick city and county, North Tipperary and Clare.

Monday through Friday, 9:30-5:30pm (35 hours per week)

9 months

Educational Requirements:

  • Primary Certificate in a field related to the organization including, but not limited to Addition Studies, Social Care, Psychology, Social Studies.

Additional Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with the staff teams and our client group.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • Good team player.
  • Must be at least 23 years of age.
  • Must be able to understand, communicate and uphold ALDP regulations.
  • Must demonstrate poise, compassion and non-judgment towards clients.
  • Good knowledge and/or experience of working from a low threshold, harm reduction model.
  • Full clean driver’s license.
  • Must be in receipt of a Jobseekers Allowance/Jobseekers Benefit/One Parent Family Payment/Disability Allowance, or signing for Social Insurance Contribution credits for a total of 3 months or more in the past 6 months.

The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following:

  • Career development advice and mentor support.
  • Opportunity to learn about the Irish drug sector.
  • Development of highly transferable service provision skills.
  • Opportunity to learn about and engage with other relevant services in the sector.
  • Opportunity to learn about and engage with the harm reduction, low threshold model, person centered approach, and needle syringe provision.
  • Gain practical experience in the field of drug addiction service provision.

This internship is offered under the JobBridge scheme therefore interns will receive an allowance of €50 per week on top of their social welfare entitlement.

Please submit a cover letter and CV with 2 references to cadence.konopaki@aldp.ie
Role will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Please contact Cadence Konopaki, Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 01 878 6899 ext 212
Email: cadence.konopaki@aldp.ie

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