Facilitators are people who have an understanding of the illness of addiction through the lived experience of an addict or a family member. The underlying approach is one of treating people with understanding, dignity, and positive regard, a non- judgmental approach is essential.
The role of the facilitator is to ensure the guidelines for the Continuum of Care programme are adhered to thus providing a safe and consistent space for all involved. The core function of the facilitator is to listen, support and observe and ensure the groups are run in accordance with the standards required.
If you are interested in further information please contact our Continuum of Care Manager – Helen O’Brien on (052) 7441166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitator Training and Continued Development
Aiséirí in collaboration with ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities and Social Science) provide the necessary training in group skills and facilitation with an award of QQI level 6. In addition to this you are expected to attend two in-service days each year, held on a Saturday, generally one in Spring and one in Autumn.
Being a facilitator is an amazing experience. Not always the easiest thing to do but hugely rewarding watching people rebuild their lives and grow into the wonderful person that was overshadowed by addiction
Facilitating gives me a good feel about myself that I can offer hope to others
It’s an absolute privilege to be part of a client’s journey of recovery, to experience first-hand there concerns, to see how they cope, change and grow, while embracing the 12-step program. It is hugely rewarding to me and gives me gratitude for where I am and help that I received in my Continuum of Care Group
My work as a Facilitator with Aiséirí has opened up a range of learning opportunities for me. It allows me to develop my skills as a counsellor and provide me with opportunities to build warm therapeutic relationships in a safe and supportive environment. I look forward to my weekly group meetings and feel privileged to be part of a series Continuum of Care Team helping group members in their recovery
I am a recently newly trained facilitator with Aiséirí and already I am amazed by how being part of this organisation has affected my life and me as a person in such a positive way. I am honored to be part of the Continuum of Care program and will always be so grateful to Aiséirí for given me this opportunity.