Counsellor/Psychotherapist - Family Focused Addiction Services


CASP - Community Substance Misuse Team now has an opening for a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in Dublin.


• To provide appropriate and applicable therapeutic interventions to service users seeking support through CASP

• To work within CASP policies and procedures and support the ethos/mission of CASP in service provision within a community setting.

• To provide these interventions to clients attending the service in one-to-one, group, couples, etc., therapies or in partnership with other staff for specified programmes

• To link consistently with other local service agencies regarding specific information, service provisions, referrals, cross-trainings, etc.

• To provide referral information and support to service users seeking placement with other agencies, residential treatment services or others as required.

• To facilitate or co-facilitate therapeutic groups.

• To liaise appropriately with broader multi-disciplinary team in direct relation to specific clients

• To attend all pertinent internal and external meetings required, per requirements indicated by Line Manager, Manager, etc.

• To complete in a timely, thorough fashion all documentation required by CASP and according to any external governing body requirements, etc.

• To aid and support others in their roles re: linking with service users.

• To be active in linking with all assigned service users and with broader CASP teams, with a clear focus of attaining best outcome for service users

Personal Development:

• To consistently attend professional supervision according to IAC and/or IAHIP requirements

• To attend and complete on-going training courses provided both internally and externally, according to IAC and/or IAHIP requirements, and as these are relevant to CASP service development, ensuring both self and organization extends its capacity regarding benefits from same

Key Performance Indicators:

• Submission of complete monthly statistical information to Line Manager

• Timely completion of all treatment-related documentation, and timely placement of said documentation into CASP data and filing systems.

Skills Required:

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to interact with clients at all levels of recovery

• Comprehensive therapeutic skills/techniques that evolve to incorporate current trends

• Ability to function as productive member of team(s)

• Progression-based philosophy toward recovery


• Internal (Senior Counsellor)

• External (Professionally Qualified Supervision.)

Qualifications Required:

• Accreditation from recognized professional body, either IAC or IAHIP

• 3-year minimum experience of working with and supporting clients through addiction, related issues, individually and/or through group support

• Knowledge of addiction in a community-based setting is desirable. 

This position is a Part-time post of 25 hrs per week, which will be rostered within the overall counselling service within CASP.

The post holder will act as part of a counseling team with a direct report to the Senior counselor.

Interviews will take place on the 2nd of September via Zoom.

The closing date for applications is Thursday the 12th of August 2021

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