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Family Support Specialist

Reference JOB-27308

Location Tullamore

Job Type Permanent

Category Social Care

Family Support Specialist

Contract: Permanent Positions 39Hrs pw

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Salary: Starting at €36,950

Locations: Midlands (office base Tullamore)


  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Group VHI Scheme
  • Minimum 23 days Annual Leave
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (after 6 months)
  • Death In Service (from commencement of employment)
  • Learning and Development Programme
  • Paid Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity, Adoptive, Force Majeure and Compassionate Leave)
  • Educational Assistance (Study and Examination Leave, Scholarship Foundation)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Health & Wellness Programme

Objective:  To work directly with people who have been impacted by familial/significant others drug and/or alcohol use. To provide formal assessment, key working, case management and care plan development supports to family members. Identify and deliver evidence-based interventions and models of best practice in relation to family support.

Produce standard monthly and quarterly reports for the Service Co-Ordinator and/or Deputy requests Operations in line with funding agencies requirements and compile any ad hoc information requests relating as required. Build relationship and work formally with service providers and local community stakeholders to support families. To work and engage with other team members, support colleagues, participate in meetings as required to ensure effective working relationships and delivery of a cohesive service.



  • Applied Level 7/8 Social Studies or addiction studies.
  • 2 years + frontline experience in a role which supports the understanding of family members living with substance misuse (Essential)
  • Experience of group facilitation (Essential)
  • Car and Full Driving Licence


For more information or to APPLY, please click on the link to apply or call Deirdre on 065-6869300.

Deirdre Kenny

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