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Saol Project

Mission Statement
Saol is a community project focused on improving the lives of women affected by addiction and poverty

Vision Statement
Saol is working towards transforming the way in which Ireland responds to addiction and poverty.

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BRIO Project Worker – Full Time and Part-Time Positions available 

SAOL Project is focussed on improving the lives of women affected by addiction and poverty.  SAOL was the first women-specific, drug rehabilitation community project in Ireland. Working in Dublin's North Inner City, we were founded in 1995, and became a registered charity in 2008.SAOL provides both peer-informed and trauma-informed care, and aims to create positive meaningful change in the women’s lives through an integrated programme of education, rehabilitation, advocacy, childcare provision, progression and aftercare supports. The project’s ethos is informed by respect for the dignity of each woman.

BRIO is a Probation funded programme within SAOL that works with women who have addiction and criminality as part of their story. BRIO builds recovery inwards and outwards: inner healing reinforced by the generosity of outward giving. In this case, outward giving occurs in group training and then peer work. BRIO’s ‘wounded healers’ are women who are either drug free, stable or working on their stability; they are also women who have a relationship with the Probation Service and are either currently on probation (or recently completed it), have lately left prison or are in danger of going to (or returning to) prison in the near future.

Overall purpose of Post

The overall purpose of the post is to actively support and develop the work of the BRIO programme within the wider context of the SAOL Project. There will be a particular emphasis on developing and delivering a comprehensive education programme to the programme participants, and on providing individual support to programme participants.  For more details, please refer to both SAOL Project’s BRIO page on our website (where you will find documents for download that will give a greater sense of this role) and to the Probation Service’s “An Effective Response to Women Who Offend - A Joint Strategy”.

Key Tasks:

To work as part of a team taking an active role in the development and delivery of the BRIO programme. This will be carried out using the tenets of community development, adult learning techniques and addiction work promoting a sense of ownership, participation and involvement of participants.

It will include:


Key Experience

The person(s) appointed will be mature with experience in community development and an understanding or experience in addiction work or working with criminality /recidivism. This may include:

Education Requirements

Key Skills

The successful candidate must fully support the ethos of care and respect which is central to SAOL’s work.

This is likely to involve:

Reporting Structure:

The BRIO Project worker will be responsible to the Board of Management Committee of SAOL Project

The BRIO Project worker will report to SAOL’s Team Leader and SAOL’s  Director

Salary / Conditions

The position is subject to an agreed probation period of three months.

The contract is full time (39 hours).

For Project Workers the usual hours of work are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 4.00pm Friday.

Salary scale is equivalent to point one of the HSE Social Worker Scale WTE.

SAOL Project is an equal opportuniteis employer


Send CV, letter of application and completed application form to BRIO Job Application, 58 Amiens Street, Dublin 1 by 5pm on Tuesday 24th april 2018 or email to 

Interviews will take place Thursday 3rd May 2018

Click on the BRIO logo to download a Word Version of the application form:

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