Recruitment

Are you interested in joining our team?

We currently have two positions open

  1. Area Development Officer – Cavan/ Monaghan
  2. Administration Officer – Gateway, Dublin

Position Title: Area Development Officer

Reports to: Head of Training and Professional Standards

Location: Cavan/Monaghan

Mental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with a network of Mental Health Associations (MHAs) active throughout the country. Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health through education, training and awareness raising and to support persons who experience mental health difficulties, their families and significant others through the activities of Mental Health Associations’ and national advocacy.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working as part of the national team, the Area Development Officer will work a four day week in Counties Cavan and Monaghan, supporting the operation and development of MHAs, the training and development of volunteers and the delivery of Mental Health Promotion education and training activities in the area. The Area Development Officer will represent MHI in CHO 1 in collaboration with the HSE and other related stakeholders in the community and voluntary sector working to improve the mental health of the population. The Area Development Officer will report to the Head of Training and Professional Standards and work closely with our national team in areas including projects, campaigns and communication. The role demands flexible working hours and the candidate must have experience and capacity for lone working.

Conditions of employment:

The Area Development Officer will be based in Cavan/Monaghan and will be required periodically to attend national meetings outside their own area. The position is based on a 4 day week (29.6 hours), exclusive of lunch hours, with flexible working hours including regular evening work and occasional week-end working. The salary for this post is analogous with Grade VI, HSE.

How to apply:

Please forward a completed application form together with a brief Résumé/Curriculum Vitae with to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

MHI will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

Download the job description and application form here MHI job-application-form CavanMonaghan .  Job description available below or telephone 01-2841166.

Final closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th May.

Informal inquiries regarding post to be sent to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie. Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The person

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a relevant mental health and related community/voluntary sector.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • Proven experience in a mental health and mental health promotion field;
  • A third level qualification in a health and/or social care field
  • Experience of volunteering and working with volunteers
  • An understanding and knowledge of recovery principles
  • A track record of working in a team-working environment
  • Proven experience delivering training and group facilitation
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mental Health Ireland
  • Knowledge of the health and social policy context in which Mental Health Ireland operates
  • Knowledge of how mental health services are delivered by the HSE and other providers
  • The ability to represent MHI across a diverse range of audiences and to build effective relationships with MHAs, HSE, service user groups, community/ voluntary organisations, cross sectoral stakeholders and the media
  • Evidence of exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to access information accurately, quickly and strategically
  • Excellent organisational and ICT skills (Information Communication Technology)
  • A high level of motivation, experience and capacity for lone working and working on one’s own initiative

The following experience is a distinct advantage:

  • Experience of working in the mental health and voluntary sectors
  • Delivering health promotion education and training

The successful candidate is required to have their own car and a clean driving licence.

Main Responsibilities

Support the Development of Mental Health Associations (MHAs)

  • The Area Development Officer will:
  • Support Mental Health Associations (MHAs) and enhance the work of MHAs in Counties Cavan and Monaghan, reflecting the mission statement of MHI and working to the policy of the Board.
  • Be a resource to the MHAs with the emphasis on facilitating local volunteer involvement in the delivery of agreed work and objectives.
  • Attend meetings of MHAs – listen, advise, motivate, support, encourage and emphasise the valuable contributions volunteers can make in areas such as:
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Enhancing community connection
  • Supporting Peer led and Recovery  based initiatives
  • Fund-raising
  • Encourage MHAs to organise and promote mental health promotion events –
    i.e. information days, seminars and national campaigns.
  • Assist and encourage MHAs to enhance their profile within local communities by fostering community involvement with the possibility of attracting new members.
  • Train and develop volunteer skills based on the agreed national standards of MHI and ensure all volunteers have Garda vetting.
  • Engage MHAs in national awareness, mental health promotion and advocacy campaigns.

Deliver Mental Health Promotion in local communities

The Area Development Officer will:

  • Deliver agreed education and training programmes, promoting positive mental health across all Life Stages (children and families; adolescents; adults; older people) and Settings (community; schools; workplaces; sports organisations; primary care) approach.
  • Deliver on recognised training initiatives including Mind Your Mental Health (MYMH), ASIST, SafeTalk, Stress Control and other programmes as agreed.
  • Engage in education activities as part of whole school approach, use of local radio and local press, encouraging a network of local expertise.
  • Support Peer led and Recovery initiatives locally.
  • Respond to requests for information, guidance and assistance from members of the public and signpost people to appropriate services and service pathways.
  • Facilitate feedback from local communities to MHI nationally and HSE locally as required.

Support the development of improved mental health services at local, regional and national levels

The Area Development Officer will:

  • Work with statutory partners on shared projects of mutual benefit to MHAs and service providers within the area.
  • In partnership with HSE personnel and local service providers, be actively involved in mental health policy planning for the area.
  • Facilitate bi-directional communication between the MHAs and MHI working closely with the national team.
  • Work in partnership with other voluntary sector organisations to co-ordinate activities, to minimise duplication of effort and to work in an effective and efficient manner.

Organisation

The Area Development Officer will:

  • Promote the objectives, policies and practices of MHI.
  • Contribute to the promotion of equality of opportunity, anti-discriminatory practice, diversity, individual rights and choice in all aspects of the work.
  • Conduct other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Engage in supervision sessions on a regular basis with the Head of Training and Professional Practice which may take place outside your area.
  • Participate in relevant training and development courses as agreed with the Head of Training and Professional Standards.
  • Undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the Head of Training and Professional Practice.
  • Be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of the CEO and Health & Safety Officer.
  • Work in partnership with HSE to develop and agree an Operational Plan, in line with local needs and MHI’s national Service Arrangement
  • Submit timely, accurate and structured reports as required or directed for performance management purposes.

Conditions of employment

The Area Development Officer will be based in Cavan/Monaghan and will be required periodically to attend national meetings outside their own area. The position is based on a 4 day week (29.6 hours), exclusive of lunch hours, with flexible working hours including regular evening work and occasional week-end working. The salary for this post is analogous with Grade VI, HSE.

How to apply:

Please forward a completed application form together with a brief Résumé/Curriculum Vitae with to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

MHI will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

Download the job description and application form here MHI job-application-form CavanMonaghan.  Job description available below or telephone
01-2841166.

Final closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th May.

Informal inquiries regarding post to be sent to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie. Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Position Title: Administration Officer

Reports to: Project Co-Ordinator

Location: Rathmines, Co Dublin

Gateway is a member and peer led social support organisation for people with self-experience of recovery and mental health issues. We work to promote positive mental health, recovery and social inclusion in the community of Rathmines and Dublin South city. Gateway was founded upon community development principles of participation, empowerment, collective action and equality. Gateway is supported by a Management Committee and is part of Mental Health Ireland’s network of organisations.

The Position & Person

The Administration Officer will work as part of a team, supporting the day to day operations, communications and administration of Gateway which is peer led community resource for people with self-experience of mental ill health and recovery.  They will work directly with the Gateway team and members to support operations and progress the strategic aims of the organisation in accordance with community development values.

The Administration Officer will have at least two years’ experience in administration or office management and a recognised qualification in office administration or a related discipline would be an advantage.  Expertise resulting from lived experience of mental health difficulties and knowledge of community development practices are also highly desirable. Gateway has a flexible working environment which could provide the Administration Officer with opportunities to explore some development work with members given interest and capacity.

The Administration Officer will be based in Rathmines, Dublin 6. The position is part-time with flexible working hours including potential for evening work and occasional weekend working. Hours may be negotiable with the right candidate.  The contract is for 1 year, subject to Garda Vetting and including a 6 month probationary period.

The fulltime equivalent salary will be a maximum of €26,250 – the actual salary will reflect agreed part-time hours, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:

Applications by CV and cover letter to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie – Tel 01-284 1166

Shortlisting will apply.

For informal enquiries contact:

Ali Rochford, Interim Gateway Coordinator, Gateway Mental Health Association.

Email: ali@gatewaymha.com Tel: 01-4977005

For more information on Gateway see http://projectgateway.blogspot.ie/ 

Closing date for applications is 9th May 2017

Please note that interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on the 16th or the 17th of May.

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The person

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience in administration or office management. A recognised qualification in office administration or a related discipline would be an advantage.

Essential:

  • Proven organisational, report writing and record keeping skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written);
  • Good IT skills with an ability to access information quickly;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • The ability to manage and to build positive working relationships;
  • Commitment to the values, ethos and practices of the organisation – including equality, anti-discrimination, collective action, participation, social justice;
  • A high level of motivation and interest in life-long learning;
  • A capacity to work alone on own initiative and also within a team working environment;
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental approach.

Desirable:

  • Expertise resulting from lived experience of mental health difficulties;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of community work and community development practices;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Powerpoint, and Publisher;
  • The ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders and community, voluntary and statutory organisations and the media as required.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide administration support for day to day operations of the project

This will include:

  • Maintenance of the contacts database (MS Access) and management of corresponding contact lists (Excel & MS Outlook);
  • Providing administrative support for Gateway’s education, training and development activities (Word & Excel);
  • Updating and maintaining accurate records and data management which may include data gathering, data entry, report writing, and management of project filing;
  • Operation and maintenance of financial systems such as petty cash records, donations, course fees, contractor invoices and lodgements;
  • Maintaining office supplies and carrying out ordering;
  • Processing post to and from the project;
  • Providing administrative support for event management;
  • Assisting with fulfilling requirements of the Governance Code, regulatory requirements and of Gateway’s funders;
  • Assisting with the maintenance of  Gateway’s human resources recordkeeping and organising the administration of recruitment;
  • Supporting the organisation of meetings and taking minutes.
  1. Support the development of Gateway

The Administrative Officer will:

  • Work with and provide support to the Gateway team in the organisation and delivery of the drop-in and broader operations which may include participation in meetings (internally and externally), team development sessions, workshops, IT liaison and provision of cover for Project Workers and for drop-in from time to time;
  • Work with the Gateway team to support the Gateway Project in promoting community development as a way of working which will include promoting critical thinking, collective action, participation and empowerment practices;
  • Support development activities in Gateway – encourage member participation and leadership in the Project through involvement in members’ meetings, development workshops and any other relevant opportunities.
  1. Provide communications support and information provision

This will include:

  • Compiling monthly schedules for the project;
  • Answering enquiries – by phone and email – and being the first-port-of-call for contacts;
  • Organising and responding to requests for information, monitoring Gateway’s email account;
  • Maintenance of the Gateway blog;
  • Maintenance and printing of relevant literature and information;
  • Liaising with members, staff and community, voluntary and statutory sector organisations as well as members of the public;
  • Supporting Gateway’s fundraising activities.
  1. Organisation

This will include:

  • Working within the framework of the overall ethos, objectives, policies and practices of Gateway;
  • Contributing to the promotion of equality of opportunity, anti-discriminatory practice, diversity, individual rights and choice in all aspects of work;
  • Engaging in supervision and mentoring sessions on a regular basis with the Project Co-ordinator;
  • Participating in relevant training courses as agreed with the Project Co-ordinator;
  • Undertaking such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the Project Co-ordinator;
  • Being vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bringing any concerns to the attention of the Project Co-ordinator or Health & Safety Officer.

Conditions of employment

  • The Administration Officer will be based in Rathmines, Dublin 6. The position is part-time with flexible working hours including potential for evening work and occasional weekend working. Hours may be negotiable with the right candidate.
  • The contract is for 1 year, subject to Garda Vetting and including a 6 month probationary period.
  • The fulltime equivalent salary will be a maximum of €26,250 – the actual salary will reflect agreed part-time hours, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:

Applications by CV and cover letter to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie 

Mental Health Ireland, 1-4 Adelaide Road, Glasthule, Co Dublin Tel 01-284 1166

Shortlisting will apply.

 

For informal enquiries contact:

Ali Rochford, Interim Gateway Coordinator, Gateway Mental Health Association. Email: ali@gatewaymha.com Tel: 01-4977005

For more information on Gateway see http://projectgateway.blogspot.ie/ 

Closing date for applications is 9th May 2017

Please note that interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on the 16th or the 17th of May.

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