Job Vacancy: Alcohol Link Worker

Community Response in conjunction with the Ballyfermot, Canal Communities, Dublin 12 and South Inner-City Drug and Alcohol Task Forces invite applications for the following position:

Alcohol Link Worker 
Full time 35 hours (1 year fixed term contract)

Closing Date: 17th May @ 5.00pm 


Applying: Send an up to date CV and Covering Letter to For informal enquiries contact Nicola Perry on 01 454 9772 or email  


The full Job Description and Person Specification is available here


Location: The post will be based in Community Response premises in Carman’s Hall, Dublin 8 but the person will be expected to work across the four Task Force areas, access to own transport would be desirable.


About the Alcohol Link Worker Role


The role: The person will act as the lead contact for the establishment interagency work and the development and implementation of the community alcohol detox project across the four task force areas. This will include working with predominantly addiction funded projects across the four Task Force areas, to strengthen the interagency model of practice under the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework and to develop a best practice model for a Community Alcohol Detox project.


Reporting:  The Alcohol Link Worker will report on a day-to-day basis to the Project Manager of Community Response and their work will be informed and guided by the Project Management Group (PMG).


Target group 

The project aims to reach out to people who may face barriers to entering residential detox or not wishing/able to engage with existing drug and alcohol services. The Community Alcohol Detox Project has identified the following as the primary target groups:


People not currently engaged with drug or alcohol services or who do not find it safe to access such projects

Members of the Traveller community

Parents with childcare requirements unable to attend residential services

New Communities  

People in employment

Older persons  

People who cannot access services because of disability or mobility

People with co-morbid mental health and substance use problems

Service users of the Probation Services

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities

People using homeless services

Sex Workers