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Board of Directors of Sankalpa Addiction Services - Seeking expressions of interest

Exciting New Opportunity

Sankalpa works to empower people to address their individual drug and alcohol issues, by providing low threshold access services, day stabilisation programmes and targeted training and employment placements for those in recovery.

We work through advocacy and partnership, leading towards the development of both individual and social recovery.

OUR AIMS

We manage, deliver and review our addiction rehabilitation service in the Dublin 7 and 11 area, to assist people with their individual addiction issues and to support them on their rehabilitation pathway through the provision of therapeutic, evidence based, developmental, qualitative and creative programmes.

OUR ETHOS

To support service users on their individual treatment plan regarding their rehabilitation pathway

Provide a safe working environment for all staff, service users, volunteers and placements by adhering to all Health and Safety legalisation including fire safety, data protection, child protection and mental health structures.

  • To provide a safe therapeutic and learning environment.
  • To provide high quality interventions in accordance with best practice.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to maximise pathways and potential outcomes for our service users
  • To provide care and case management and adhere to the National Protocols.
  • To ensure good working relationships with external service providers.
  • To operate in a transparent and empowering manner.
  • To provide a health and wellbeing aspect to our addiction treatment services.
  • To support service users in achieving their desired goals and to refer them to additional external supports where necessary.
  • To underpin all our work with a human rights approach.

HOW WE WORK

We use the tools from the Community Reinforcement Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to provide a low threshold Assessment and crisis management one to one based programme.

Values

  • Respect and Dignity
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Quality improvement

Our Ethos

  • To support service users on their individual treatment plan regarding their rehabilitation pathway
  • Provide a safe working environment for all staff, service users, volunteers and placements by adhering to all Health and Safety legislation including fire safety, data protection, child protection and mental health structures
  • To provide a safe therapeutic and learning environment
  • To provide high quality interventions in accordance with best practice
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to maximise pathways and potential outcomes for our service users
  • To provide care and case management and adhere to the National Protocols
  • To ensure good working relationships with external service providers
  • To operate in a transparent and empowering manner
  • To provide a health and wellbeing aspect to our addiction treatment services
  • To support service users in achieving their desired goals and to refer them to additional external supports where necessary
  • To underpin all our work with a human rights approach

Expressions of interest are now being sought from persons available to serve on the board as a board member in a voluntary capacity.

The responsibilities of the board members are to:

 

  • Attend board meetings once every 4-6weeks, approx. 2hrs per meeting.
  • Attend & support organisational events and functions approx. 2-4 times per year usually in the evenings.
  • Plan meetings and develop the agenda in conjunction with the chairperson, secretary and/or the most senior member of staff.
  • Provide leadership and ensure the effective operation of the governing body.
  • Ensure that decisions made at meetings are implemented.
  • Work closely with the Services Manager.

The ideal candidate should have some or all of the following:

 

  • The ability to be impartial and listen to all viewpoints without dominating discussion.
  • Organisational Management Experience.
  • Executive mentoring/coaching experience.
  • A strong working knowledge of The Governance Code for the voluntary and community sector.
  • HR knowledge/experience, a background in the voluntary sector management/fundraising etc.

Application Process:

  • All expressions of interest should be notified by submission of the one page questionnaire attached below.  This should be completed and emailed along with an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Peter Hughes , email: chairperson@sankalpa.ie

The board at its meetings will review all applicants and potential candidates will be invited to meet with Board Members before a final decision is made.  References will be sought for this position.