Vacancy – Aftercare Counsellor

The Ballymun Youth Action Project wishes to recruit an Aftercare Counsellor.  The successful candidate, as part of the Aftercare Team, will provide ongoing support for people in recovery, or those that have made significant positive changes in respect of their drug use, in order to maintain and reinforce the positive changes.

Applicants must complete an Application Form, accompanied by a cover letter.

Send completed application form and cover letter in hard copy, or by email to:-

The Director, Ballymun Youth Action Project, Horizons Centre, Balcurris Road, Dublin 11.


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Please note that applications that are incomplete, or that do not meet the minimum requirements, will not be considered.

Applications should arrive no later than 5.00pm on Friday 3rd June 2016.

Ballymun Youth Action Project Ltd., is an equal opportunities employer.

Short listing for interview may apply.

Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work

We are currently taking applications for the Level 7 Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work.

This comprehensive and professional course is run by Urrús in partnership with University College Dublin and intended to provide participants with a range of skills and knowledge both academic and practical which will enhance their effectiveness in responding to the complex issue of drug and alcohol misuse within a community environment.  This one year intensive programme leading to a NFQ Level 7 Diploma awarded by National University of Ireland, University College Dublin, is based on community development principles and uses adult learning approaches in its delivery. The programme is accepted as part fulfilment of the educational requirements for membership of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland and offers a progression pathway to B.Soc Science with UCD.

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Friends Remembering Friends Memorial Service

Ballymun Youth Action Project will hold the annual Friends Remembering Friends Service on Monday 22nd February 2016.  The service will take place at 7pm in the Holy Spirit Church, Sillogue Road, Ballymun.

Our 21st Friends Remembering Friends event provides us with a space to remember people connected with the Ballymun Youth Action Project, whether as Committee Members, Staff, Service Users, Volunteers, etc.

Refreshments will be served in YAP after the event.


Urrus Training Spring 2016

The following training is on offer this spring: –

Working with Alcohol Misuse – 25th February.

Keyworking and Care Planning – 7th & 8th April – (8 CPD Credits).

Women and Substance Use – 14th April – (6 CPD Credits).

Introduction to Addiction Studies – 28th & 29th April.

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