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DTCB/FAS Counsellor Work Placement Programme

The Drug Treatment Centre Board/FAS Counsellor Work Placement Programme

Applications are invited from individuals who are in the process of becoming a professionally qualified, accredited counsellor and who are currently seeking work experience. We are currently accepting applications for the above Counsellor Work Placement Programme for a period of 9 months.

Candidates must:

  • Be working towards a Counselling Accreditation with IACP/IAAAC.
  • Be engaged with an external clinical supervisor during the period of their placement

Participants will gain experience in:

  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing a comprehensive counselling service to drug users, spouses, families and concerned persons.
  • Assessing clients, spouses and concerned persons
  • Implementing and facilitating of appropriate treatment strategies
  • Participating in clinical supervision arrangements
  • Liaising with GP's, other primary health care staff and other appropriate personnel
  • Referrals to appropriate treatment facilities
  • Referrals to self help groups
  • Notifying of any suspected child abuse to Team Consultant

For further information please contact Ms. Lorraine Shannon, Human Resources Officer (01-6488753) or email . For more information please also refer to or .

Should you be interested in being considered for the above placement, please submit your Curriculum Vitae to the following address or by email to no later than 5pm on Friday, 18th November 2011:

The Drug Treatment Centre Board
Human Resources Department
McCarthy Centre,
30-31 Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01 6488753 Email: Website:

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