Recruitment

Are you interested in joining our team?

We currently have three positions open

  1. Service Improvement Project Worker x 2 – Mid West Mental Health Service – Limerick
  2. Peer Education and Development Officer – ARIES – Limerick
  3. Education, Training & Development Officer – ARIES – Limerick

Position Title: Service Improvement Project Worker x 2

Reports to: CEO of Mental Health Ireland with supervision & management from Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service Improvement Manager

Location: St. Josephs Hospital Mulgrave St,  Limerick

Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service encompasses the counties of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. The service has recently been successful in obtaining funding throiugh the Service Reform Fund (SRF) to develop services in the areas of Advancing Recovery Practice, Employment and Community Living.

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE Mid West Community Health  Care, is recruiting for two  Service Improvement Project Workers to work on this exciting and innovative programme of work.

Applicants will have a commitment to a community development approach, co-production and a recovery ethos. One post holder will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived mental health experience.

This post covers service development across the Mid West geographical area. The successful candidate will be expected to travel as part of their core duties.

These positions are 24 month specific contract posts based in Limerick, with travel across the Mid West Region  required.

Salary is €33,378 per annum.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

For further information contact Niamh Wallace/Jennifer Cronin on  061 461226 (9am-5pm).

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The person

The successful candidate will have a relevant third level qualification

AND

The successful candidate will have at least two years experience working in a relevant field.

OR

The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived mental health experience

AND

The successful candidate will have at least two years experience working in a relevant field.

One of these posts will be allocated to an individual with lived mental health experience

The following is also required:

  • Experience of working in mental health services or other areas relevant to the role.
  • Experience of working in community development.
  • Experience of delivering change in a complex environment.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in the area of housing/homelessness.
  • Experience of the area of employment for people with complex needs.
  • Experience of implementing change in an organisation.

Other requirements:

  • Access to own transport ( Full clean driver licence)
  • Garda Clearance
  • Appropriate References
  • One of the post holders will have expertise by experience in mental health

Professional Knowledge

  • A clear understanding of recovery in mental health.
  • A clear understanding of the organisation of the Health Service and the Mental Health Service.
  • A clear understanding of the role of the community and voluntary sector in mental health recovery.
  • An understanding of Project management.
  • An understanding of change management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and an email system such as Outlook or Lotus Notes.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Capacity to work on own imitative and seek support as required.

Planning and Organising

  • Possess the necessary organizational and planning skills to ensure available resources are optimized in achieving the aims of Service Reform.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to utilise project management approach.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Good IT skills

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Motivation and an innovative approach to the job.
  • The ability to present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and in writing tailoring to meet the needs of the audience.
  • The ability to interact in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders.

Commitment to a Quality Service

  • Ensuring that all services delivered are person centred and recovery focused.
  • A commitment to recovery and community development principles and practices.
  • A commitment to meaningful evaluation of services.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.

Main Responsibilities

Purpose of the post

To work as a member of the team tasked with the implementation of the Service Reform fund Round 2 plan for the Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out duties as assigned by the Service Improvement Manager
  • To effectively work as part of a dynamic team.
  • Develop an implementation plan for each relevant pillar for the SRF proposal in accordance with key milestones to be reached in a specific timeframe in conjunction with the Service Improvement Manager.
  • To develop a communications plan to inform all relevant stakeholders of progress and milestones reached in conjunction with the Service Improvement Manager.
  • To assist each Service Reform component steering group to reach their outcomes (i.e. community living, employment, advancing recovery practice).
  • To provide the necessary support to individuals or groups as they participate in or are affected by the reform effort.
  • Develop and implement evaluation mechanisms for service improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to achieve outcomes.
  • Monitor and quality assure the service reform process.
  • Provide regular reports to the Service Improvement Manager and assist in creating reports for the Area Management Team and the funding body.
  • One worker will have specific responsibility to support the community living aspect of service reform.
  • One worker will have specific responsibility to support the employment aspect of service reform.
  • One worker will use their lived experience to inform the development of a peer working strategy.
  • To embed recovery values in the work of the service improvement team.
  • To attend meetings as appropriate and as agreed by the Service Improvement Manager.
  • To operate within all the policies and procedures and guidelines as stipulated by the HSE and its employing partner.
  • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the requirement of the position at a given time.

Other duties as requested.

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Conditions of employment

These positions are 24 month specific  contract posts based in Limerick, with travel across the Mid West Region required.

Salary is €33,378 per annum.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

For further information contact Niamh Wallace/Jennifer Cronin on  061 461226 (9am-5pm).

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Position Title: Peer Education and Development Officer

Reports to: CEO of Mental Health Ireland with supervision & management from Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service Improvement Manager

Location: St. Josephs Hospital Mulgrave St,  Limerick

Mid  West  ARIES (Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service)  provides the mid west region with an inspirational and inclusive educational programme on Mental Health Recovery and well being .Mid West  ARIES commenced in April 2016 and is delieved in partnership between the HSE and Mental Health Ireland. Over the past 18 months ARIES has introduced an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development of modules which are delivered  at service and community level across the region. www.hse.ie/mwaries

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE Mid West Community Health  Care, is recruiting for a Peer Education & Development Officer to co manage and lead the ARIES service.

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived mental health experience and relevant experience in training and community development.

This position is a 24 month specific contract post based in Limerick, with travel across the Mid West Region  required.

Salary is €33,378 per annum.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

For further information contact Niamh Wallace/Jennifer Cronin on  061 461226 (9am-5pm).

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The person

The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived mental health experience.

And

At least 2 years experience working in a relevant field.

Desirable

  • A relevant qualification in training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring or proven relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in service development initiatives.
  • Proven voluntary/paid experience of project management and community development initiatives.

Other requirements specific to the post

  • Access to transport.
  • Garda clearance.
  • Appropriate references.

Skills, Competencies and Knowledge

  • An understanding of recovery in mental health.
  • An understanding of the role of education in mental health recovery.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to adult education and training.

Skills

  • Experience of training design and producing resource materials.
  • Experience of delivery of training.
  • Ability to work co-cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Good administration skills.
  • Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required.
  • IT Skills.
  • Ability to lead and support a team of facilitators.

Planning and Organising

  • Possess the necessary organizational and planning skills to ensure available sources are optimized in achieving the aims of the project.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to strategise, prioritise and schedule activities to ensure achievement of project objectives in the short and long term.
  • Project management experience.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Motivation and an innovative approach to the job.
  • The ability to present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and in writing tailoring to meet the needs of the audience.
  • The ability to interact in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders.

Commitment to a Quality Service

  • Confidence and competence in public speaking.
  • The ability to use a broad range of education techniques.
  • The ability to meaningful evaluate the benefits of recovery education in mental health.

Main Responsibilities

Details of the service

The Mid West Community Healthcare Service area encompasses the counties of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. The Mental Health Services are provided based on a model of community mental health centres organised by geographical sector and population and facilitated by multidisciplinary teams.

The Mid West Mental Health Services management team has overall responsibility for all specialised mental health provision in the region. Mid West Community Healthcare provides service to a population of 379,327 persons which comprises of Limerick (191,809 population), Clare (117,196 population), North Tipperary (70,322 population). There is a focus on delivering Mental Health Services spanning all life stages to include a broad range of primary and community based services including specialised services for children and adolescents, adults and older people.

Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Services have recently been successful in obtaining funding through the Service Reform Fund (SRF) to develop services particularly in the areas of Advancing Recovery Practice, Employment and Community Living.

The Service will work in partnership with key community agencies to achieve the outcomes identified in the SRF proposal. The service partners with Mental Health Ireland to deliver the Mid West Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service (ARIES),

Mid West ARIES promotes co-development, co-production and co-delivery of education programmes that are designed to enhance the health and well-being of all stakeholders. Integral to the service is the development and delivery of educational material that enables a range of service users, family members, staff and prospective staff and the general public to avail of an educational approach to recovery.

CEO Mental Health Ireland with supervision and operational management from Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service Improvement Manager.

Purpose of the post

To manage, develop and deliver the recovery education service in accordance with the ARIES steering group, as it pertains to the terms and conditions of the SRF funding.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Peer Education and Development Officer will work collaboratively with the Education Training and Development Officer to deliver the key milestones of the service plan.
  • Create a greater public awareness of personal experience of recovery
  • Develop community partnerships that will be recovery based and focused across the region.
  • The Peer Education and Development Officer will work with the Education, Training and Development Officer and the Service Improvement Team group to deliver on the aims and objectives of the service.
  • To work collaboratively with the Education, Training and Development Officer to ensure the success of the recovery education in the Mid West
  • To work with the Education, Training and Development Officer to develop a series of recovery education modules.
  • To embed recovery values in all educational resources developed from the perspective of lived experience.
  • To establish a protocol for the support and mentoring of recovery education facilitators.
  • To lead on the design and implementation of co-production and co-presentation strategies for all recovery education modules developed under the project.
  • To encourage and motivate recovery education facilitators from among servicer user and family member stakeholder groups.
  • To identify training needs of potential co facilitators and co ordinate the delivery of training accordingly.
  • To act as lead on the co-production of recovery training modules to be delivered as agreed with by the Education, Training and Development Officer.
  • To attend meetings as appropriate.
  • To build supportive relationships with service users, family members and staff working collaboratively with the project.
  • To co produce and co deliver training modules to the identified partner organisations.
  • To work in partnership with the Service Improvement steering group
  • To operate within all the policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated by the employing board
  • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the project

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Conditions of employment

This position is a 24 month specific contract posts based in Limerick, with travel across the Mid West Region required.

Salary is €33,378 per annum.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

For further information contact Niamh Wallace/Jennifer Cronin on  061 461226 (9am-5pm).

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants will be short listed for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and letter of application at the closing date.

 Criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the post specific requirements, duties, skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification.

Position Title: Education, Training and Development Officer

Reports to: CEO of Mental Health Ireland with supervision & management from Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service Improvement Manager

Location: St. Josephs Hospital Mulgrave St,  Limerick

Mid West ARIES (Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service) provides the mid west region with an inspirational and inclusive educational programme on Mental Health Recovery and well-being . Mid West ARIES commenced in April 2016 and is delieved in partnership between the HSE and Mental Health Ireland. Over the past 18 months ARIES has introduced an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development of modules which are delivered at service and community level across the region.

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE Mid West Community Health Care, is recruiting for an Education, Training & Development Officer to co-manage and lead the ARIES service.

Applicants will hold an associated recognised third level health or social care qualification at level 8 and have relevant training and community development experience.

This position is a 24 month specific contract post based in Limerick, with travel across the Mid West Region required.

Salary is €33,378 per annum.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

For further information contact Niamh Wallace/Jennifer Cronin on  061 461226 (9am-5pm).

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The person

Eligibility Criteria

  • A recognized third level health or social care qualification at level 8
    And
  • A relevant qualification in training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring or proven relevant experience.
  • At least two years experience working in a mental health or community development field

Other requirements

  • Access to own transport.
  • Garda clearance.
  • Appropriate references.

Professional Knowledge

  • An excellent understanding of recovery in mental health.
  • An understanding of the role of education in mental health recovery.
  • An understanding of approaches to adult education and training.

Skills

  • Experience of training design and producing resource materials.
  • Experience of delivery of training.
  • Good administration skills.
  • Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required.
  • Ability to work co – operatively as part of a team.

Planning and Organising

  • Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required.
  • Confidence and competence in public speaking.
  • Possess the necessary organizational and planning skills to ensure available resources are optimized in achieving the aims of the project.
  • Ability to strategise, prioritise and schedule activities to ensure achievement of project objectives in the short and long term.
  • Demonstrate excellent administrative ability.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Good administration skills.
  • Project management experience.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Motivation and an innovative approach to the job.
  • The ability to present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and in writing tailoring to meet the needs of the audience.
  • The ability to interact in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders.

Commitment to a Quality Service

  • The ability to use a broad range of education techniques.
  • The ability to meaningful evaluate the benefits of recovery education in mental health.

Main Responsibilities

Details of the service

The Mid West Community Healthcare Service area encompasses the counties of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. The Mental Health Services are provided based on a model of community mental health centres organised by geographical sector and population and facilitated by multidisciplinary teams.

The Mid West Mental Health Services management team has overall responsibility for all specialised mental health provision in the region. Mid West Community Healthcare provides service to a population of 379,327 persons which comprises of Limerick (191,809 population), Clare (117,196 population), North Tipperary (70,322 population). There is a focus on delivering Mental Health Services spanning all life stages to include a broad range of primary and community based services including specialised services for children and adolescents, adults and older people.

Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Services have recently been successful in obtaining funding through the Service Reform Fund (SRF) to develop services particularly in the areas of Advancing Recovery Practice, Employment and Community Living.

The Service will work in partnership with key community agencies to achieve the outcomes identified in the SRF proposal. The service partners with Mental Health Ireland to deliver the Mid West Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service (ARIES),

Mid West ARIES promotes co-development, co-production and co-delivery of education programmes that are designed to enhance the health and well-being of all stakeholders. Integral to the service is the development and delivery of educational material that enables a range of service users, family members, staff and prospective staff and the general public to avail of an educational approach to recovery.

CEO Mental Health Ireland with supervision and operational management from Mid West Community Healthcare Mental Health Service Improvement Manager.

The Education, Training and Development Officer will work with the Peer Education and Development Officer and the ARIES steering group to deliver on the aims and objectives of the project.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • To communicate and disseminate information about the project to all relevant stakeholders.
  • To work collaboratively with the Peer Education and Development Officer to ensure the success of the project
  • To plan and co-ordinate a calendar of events
  • To establish excellent working relationships with relevant stakeholder groups and bodies associated with the project
  • To lead on the design and implementation of co-production and co-presentation strategies for all recovery education modules developed under the project
  • To identify training needs of potential co-facilitators and co-ordinate the delivery of training accordingly
  • To identify and lead on the co-production of recovery training modules to be delivered
  • To liaise with potential locations for training across the region and deliver training accordingly
  • To work in partnership with the ARIES steering group
  • To ensure the support needs of volunteers and staff are met
  • To attend meetings as appropriate
  • To ensure the project operates within the required budget and to keep all accounts as deemed necessary and adhere to Mental Health Ireland’s financial and accounting systems.
  • To maintain an accurate record of activity of the ARIES team and to ensure that each element of the project is evaluated in a meaningful way.
  • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the project.
  • Develop a process to ensure QQI accreditation of modules.
  • Develop strategic relationships with third level institutions.
  • Co-produce and deliver modules that meet the needs of third level students while aligning with academic standards.

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Conditions of employment

This position is a 24 month specific contract posts based in Limerick, with travel across the Mid West Region required.

Salary is €33,378 per annum.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

For further information contact Niamh Wallace/Jennifer Cronin on  061 461226 (9am-5pm).

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants will be short listed for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and letter of application at the closing date.

 Criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the post specific requirements, duties, skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification.

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