Job | Full Time

Drug & Alcohol Project Worker

Carrickfergus YMCA

To develop and deliver drug and alcohol services with young people across Carrickfergus and Ballymena ensuring sharing of existing resources, partnership working in the development of new resources and delivery of training.


Working with young people: 

  • Utilise key delivery methods: outreach, small group work, support and training
  • Recruit and engage young people into the drug and alcohol programme 
  • Establish contact with, listen to, befriend, advise, support and advocate for young people 
  • Build appropriate relationships with young people in order to provide accurate information to aid decision making
  • Work with young people in the assessment of needs and assist them to link in with an appropriate service
  • Deliver project work and activities in consultation with young people and in line with project action plan 
  • Provide opportunities for young people to celebrate their achievements
  • Keep young people safe in line with YMCA policies 
  • Use Upshot and Outcomes Star to measure participation with young people 

Working as part of a team​: 

  • Work flexibly as part of the Outreach team, alongside other YMCA staff and key partners as appropriate 
  • Develop and deliver an action plan for face to face delivery of drug and alcohol services across Carrick and Ballymena in consultation with the Outreach Programme Coordinator
  • To develop a local drug and alcohol network for information, support and sharing good practice  
  • Participate in the Mid & East Antrim drug and alcohol steering group
  • Work with the YMCA drug and alcohol working group to share practice


  • Ensure all administration relating to the Drug & Alcohol programme is maintained to a suitable standard, specifically: 
    • Ensure the effective collection, monitoring & evaluation of data for reporting
    • Safeguarding sensitive data
  • Ensure the implementation of Carrickfergus YMCA policies through programme activities i.e. equal opportunities, safeguarding, health and safety, etc.

Closing Date

Friday / 24 September 2021 12:00pm

Contact Details

Chelsea Harwood, Business Support Officer

30-34 Irish Quarter West
BT38 8AT
United Kingdom


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