Clinical Nurse Specialist - Homeless Addiction Mid East Services

Location Kildare
Job-type Permanent
Salary €51422 - €57150 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J357564
Date Published about 1 year ago
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Homeless and Addiction Services) - Mid East Services (Covering Kildare, Meath and Wicklow)

The salary 51,422.

Current Benefits:

• Pay Scales 2021 HSE rates apply, twilight and anti social premiums paid
• Annual Leave 21 and Public Holidays
• Sick Pay after 6 month probation completed (Paid minus social welfare Services)
• Reporting to Director of Nursing and Addiction Services
• Core Professional Training and CPD
• Cycle to Work Scheme and Tax Saver
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Career progression opportunities

Re mileage, you will be in receipt of Community Allowance which is 5728 per annum, 477.33 per month which covers fuel and travel costs

Overview of the Company :

The service provides supports through intensive case management with multi-disciplinary specialisms to provide supports to tenants in their own homes. Intensive case management includes an assigned case manager to support tenants in move-in and daily living and community integration, with supports ranging from intensive (daily) to moderate (1 per week). The multi-disciplinary team consists of addiction specialists, mental health supports, psychotherapy and nursing supports.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

The clinical focus will be in adherence with the care planning process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The responsibilities of the clinical nurse specialist with be to participate in and contribute towards the development of systems and practices to support the need of the participant group. The responsibility will also lie with the clinical nurse specialize to carry out research in line with organizational systems and practices associated with conducting research. The ongoing development of the enhanced health supports programme will be a integral part of the role and one in which the clinical nurse specialist will contribute towards.


The role of the clinical nurse specialist with be that of advocacy for the participant group. There is a large number of participants residing within the housing first service who have not had links to or been provided care by mainstream mental health services as a result of complex needs and often are faced with challenges in communicating their needs. Advocacy is an integral aspect of the role.


Be a registered nurse in the Psychiatric Division on the active Register of Nurses
Hold a relevant (level 8) post-graduate qualification in Mental Health
Hold a full current driver license and have access to a car
Five years post qualification experience
Two years post qualification experience in Mental Health Specialist Care.


Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development
Have the ability to practice safely and effectively fulfilling his/her professional responsibility within his/her scope of practice
Experience in the area of mental health community nursing
Experience of working with individuals with a background of homelessness desirable

For further information on this role please send your most current CV in confidence to or contact Brenda
on 01-5136740

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