"Addressing alcohol and drug related issues: reducing harm and supporting positive change"
Opportunities at Ascert

Opportunities at ASCERT

As a leading organisation in substance misuse in Northern Ireland, we know that the most valuable asset we have to offer is our people. We strive to create a work environment that is professionally stimulating, intellectually challenging, and personally rewarding.

At ASCERT, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced people in the most interesting and challenging areas of work in the field of substance misuse. We invest heavily in training for the future to ensure that we develop our services to deliver excellence.

ASCERT opportunities are designed to provide all staff regardless of employment status i.e. permanent, temporary, relief, fixed-term contract staff, tutors, community tutors, placements and volunteers with the best opportunities we can provide.

ASCERT Board and Management believe that the valuable contribution made by its employees enhances the overall success of the organization. It recognises the importance of recruiting and selecting the best person for the job, based on the principles of equality and merit. ASCERT is committed to providing opportunities that will enhance skills and development for individuals and the organization.

Job Opportunities

ASCERT employs a number of staff for a number of disciplines working at times in multidisciplinary teams.  All staff are appropriately trained and qualified to national standards within their professional disciplines.  All posts within the organisation have clear aims and objectives within their job descriptions.

All operational staff :

  • have experience and expertise in working with young people/adults with substance misuse issues.
  • have experience and expertise in working within multidisciplinary teams. 
  • have experience and expertise in working within co-working partnerships with relevant statutory and voluntary services. 
  • are suitably trained and qualified to deliver  multi-component services.

All services are managed and supervised by a full-time manager who will have a relevant qualification and recent experience working with substance misuse issues.

Volunteer Opportunities

We believe in recognising the potential of every individual. We believe that individuals can make a difference, and that everyone has the capacity and ability to effect change. To be able to bring about change – large or small.

Everyone has their own reason to start volunteering but most volunteers get great enjoyment from what they do – that's why they keep on doing it. Getting involved with volunteering will allow you to meet lots of different kinds of people and make new friends.

Volunteering can make a real difference to the lives of individuals, the community and the environment, and can help you achieve personal goals, develop new skills and practice your talents. Volunteering contributes to personal development, and exercises both the mind and the body.

Placements Opportunities

ASCERT provides a number of placement opportunities, all placements are used to enhance the learning and development of the placement.

Placements play an important role in learning and development, both for those taking up a placement and the placement organisations. ‘Placement’ is used as a generic term but it is recognised that other terms are in use, such as ‘practice learning opportunity’ and ‘practice-based learning’ work experience opportunity’ which placements may prefer to use within their own terms.

ASCERT also provides placements specifically for social work students, youth and community work students and other placements that will enhance the learning and develop of the placement. However we will discuss all types of learning placement that sits with the ethos of the organisation.

Everyone has their own reason to start volunteering but most volunteers get great enjoyment from what they do – that's why they keep on doing it. Getting involved with volunteering will allow you to meet lots of different kinds of people and make new friends.

Volunteering can make a real difference to the lives of individuals, the community and the environment, and can help you achieve personal goals, develop new skills and practice your talents. Volunteering contributes to personal development, and exercises both the mind and the body.

ASCERT
23 Bridge Street,
Lisburn
Co. Antrim
BT28 1XZ

Tel: 0800 2545 123
Fax: 028 9260 3874
Email: info@ascert.biz
Charity Number: NIC101239