Shane Hamilton is the Team Leader in JADD and has been working within Community development for over 10 years. Shane was delighted to join JADD in 2017 and become part of the rich level of support that they offer the community experiencing any issues relating to substance use as well as their children and family members. His role within JADD is supporting the team deliver quality front line services to all service users including Assessments, Key working, Group Work , Education and Self Development Programs. He is a qualified counselor and and is currently engaged in his MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Shanes most enjoyable challenge in his work is exploring best practice in line with research and tying to translate that into practical supports for clients. Shane and his partner live in Co. Kildare with their two young children.