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Recovery Education Co-ordinator 

Please cite Reference Number 2020-020 when applying for this position. 
Job Title and Grade MLM CHO8 – Recovery Education Co-ordinator
Grade Grade VII (HSE April 2017)
Closing Date 5pm Thursday 22nd October 2020. Applications received outside this time will not be considered.
Proposed Interview Date(s)
1st / 2nd week November 2020
Location of Post: Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth & Meath area – CHO8 MLM
Organisational Area: CHO8 Midlands, Louth & Meath Community Area
Informal Enquiries: For informal enquiries please contact Triona Browne, SRF Project Lead -triona.browne@hse.ie

Details of Service: The government’s health reform programme, Future Health, aims to improve the population’s health; assist health services staff to improve services to the public; and demonstrate to taxpayers that value for money is being delivered. The National Mental Health Services Division carries full operational accountability and responsibility for all mental health services in Ireland with the core objective of improving the mental health of the population. This includes responsibility for a budget of over €700m and over 9,000 staff that in 2012 delivered over 1 million community contacts and treated over 20,000 inpatients.
The Mental Health National Management Team (MHNMT) in summary is charged with:
• Managing mental health service delivery on a day to day basis
• Driving continuous service improvement
• Leading the Mental Health Services through the full implementation of the Governments Healthcare reform programme.
HSE Mental Health Services in Ireland are organised on a geographical basis, with Community Mental Health Teams providing most of the support to people in local areas (typically one or two teams for approximately 50,000 population). HSE Mental Health Services in Ireland are organised on a geographical basis, with Community Mental Health Teams providing most of the support to people in local areas (typically one or two teams for approximately 50,000 population).
There are Community Mental Health Teams specifically for people under 18 and those over 65, as well as those with particular needs such as intellectual disabilities, with the majority or teams providing supports to the rest of the population. There are also in-patients units, typically attached to general hospitals, and there is usually one unit for approximately 300,000 population.
The Community Mental Health Teams work closely with the in-patient units. Community Mental Health Teams are multi-disciplinary and are the main instrument in delivering community based mental health supports.

Reporting Relationship: The post holder will work as part of the CHO MLM Mental Health Services and work alongside staff, other professionals, Service Users and Family members to promote and maintain a recovery focused culture in the service. This is a specific purpose role and post holder will report to the General Manager of Mental Health or delegated Officer.

Purpose of the Post: The continued development of recovery oriented services is a key priority of mental health services. The development of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020) sets out an understanding of recovery and recovery oriented services, the core values that underpin it and the actions & measures that support such a service. This is also in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). This Recovery service development is a collaboration between CHO MLM and Mental Health Ireland. A central component of this role is mapping, the co-ordination, monitoring and reporting on Recovery Education Delivery across CHO MLM.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: The Recovery Education Co-Ordinator will:

  • Operationalize the aims and objectives of the Mental Health Engagement & Recovery Committee (MHE&R) in keeping with the National Framework for Recovery and supporting guidance documents on Recovery Education, Co-production and Family Recovery. They will have a responsible and meaningful role within the CHO MLM’S Recovery Steering Committee(s).
  • Develop and maintain a CHO MLM’s Recovery education Database.
  • Map all relevant recovery education within the CHO MLM area and link with education providers to enable sustainable recovery education across the CHO
  • Possess sufficient administrative capacity to discharge the functions of the office and have line management ability and experience
  • Build supportive relationships with partner organizations and individuals in the development & delivery of recovery education initiatives.
  • Support the development, resourcing and effective implementation of area recovery communications strategy.
  • Administer and update relevant systems of financial management, documentation and record keeping.
  • Attend and support Recovery Steering Group meetings and any relevant subgroup meetings.
  • With the support of the CHO MLM’s Engagement & Recovery Committee and the Local Recovery Groups, identify and develop the capacity of our community.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and/ or experience
Candidates must, on the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office:

  • Relevant experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A relevant qualification in a health, or education or related field at or above Level 6 on the QQI framework. This qualification must include knowledge of adult education principles.
  • Evidence of training and experience in the co-production of recovery education training programmes and workshops.
  • At least two years’ work experience of project design and delivery in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge and experience of public health services.
  • Demonstrable competence in leading the development of projects and initiatives that promotes mental health recovery.
  • A strong and demonstrable commitment to mental health and recovery that is informed by personal lived experience.

Post Specific Requirements

• A strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived or family member mental health experience
• Full clean driving licence with access to own transport
• Demonstrate experience and evidence of computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, email systems
• Must be Service Users and client focused, understand the Health Services’ fundamental role, purpose, structure and strategic goals of Recovery within Mental Health Services.
• Evidence of day to day people management including performance management and objective setting

Skills, competencies and/or knowledge

Professional Knowledge

  • A full understanding of and familiarity with the key documents which guide recovery in mental health.
  • Project design, development and delivery skills and competencies.
  • Demonstrable application of skills and knowledge developed in gaining a qualification in health, education, or related field including co-production of adult education.
  • An understanding of how education and communication can promote the cultural and organisational changes which support recovery in mental health.
  • Evidence of training and experience in the co-production of recovery education training programmes and workshops.

Skills

  • Motivation and an innovative approach to the role
  • Experience of training design and producing resource materials
  • The ability to use a broad range of education techniques
  • Good administration skills including experience of writing business cases, holding, administering and managing budgets
  • Demonstrated line management experience. Particular emphasis on experience of supporting colleagues
  • Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required
  • Excellent IT Skills.
  • A demonstrated practice of self-care

Planning and Organising

  • Demonstrated experience of excellent resource planning and management
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and schedule projects and other activities
  • Project design and delivery experience
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Confidence and competence in public speaking and presentations
    – The ability to organise and present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and writing.
    – Tailoring communications to meet the needs and abilities of the audience.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organisations.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders.

Commitment to a Quality Service

  • Lead the co-design of evaluation measures against agreed outcomes
  • The ability to meaningfully evaluate and articulate the benefits of recovery education in mental health
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality, co-produced services
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recovery-focused community development principles and practices
  • Demonstrate commitment to and practice of continuing professional and personal development
  • Maintain and update relevant systems of documentation and record keeping

Shortlisting 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.

  • Annual Leave 32 days
  • Salary Grade VII (HSE scale April 2017)
  • Probation 3 months
  • Contract Length 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

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Peer Recovery Educator – Laois/Offaly, Louth/Meath Area

Please quote Reference Number 2020-022 when applying for the Peer Recovery in the Louth/Meath area.
Please quote Reference Number 2020-023 when applying for the Peer Recovery in the Laois/Offaly area.
Job Title: Peer Recovery Educator – 12 month fixed term contract (2 Full Time posts)
Grade: IV (HSE April 2017)
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 22nd October. Applications received outside this time will not be considered.
Proposed Interview Date (s): 1st / 2nd week in November 2020
Taking up Appointment: To be confirmed upon offer of post. A panel may be created for this campaign.
Organisational Area: CHO MLM – Laois/Offaly, Louth & Meath Area
Location of Post:
1  Midland Catchment Area (Laois/Offaly MHS)
1  Louth/Meath Catchment Area
Informal Enquiries For informal enquiries please contact Triona Browne, SRF Project Lead – triona.browne@hse.ie

Details of Service
The government’s health reform programme, Future Health, aims to improve the population’s health; assist health services staff to improve services to the public; and demonstrate to taxpayers that value for money is being delivered. The National Mental Health Services Division carries full operational accountability and responsibility for all mental health services in Ireland with the core objective of improving the mental health of the population. This includes responsibility for a budget of over €700m and over 9,000 staff that in 2012 delivered over 1 million community contacts and treated over 20,000 inpatients. The Mental Health National Management Team (MHNMT) in summary is charged with:
• Managing mental health service delivery on a day to day basis
• Driving continuous service improvement
• Leading the Mental Health Services through the full implementation of the Governments Healthcare reform programme.
HSE Mental Health Services in Ireland are organised on a geographical basis, with Community Mental Health Teams providing most of the support to people in local areas (typically one or two teams for approximately 50,000 population). There are Community Mental Health Teams specifically for people under 18 and those over 65, as well as those with particular needs such as intellectual disabilities, with the majority or teams providing supports to the rest of the population. There are also in-patients units, typically attached to general hospitals, and there is usually one unit for approximately 300,000 population. The Community Mental Health Teams work closely with the in-patient units. Community Mental Health Teams are multi-disciplinary and are the main instrument in delivering community based mental health supports. Peer Educators in Mental Health Services are individuals employed by an organisation to add their unique expertise deriving from their “lived experience” of mental health challenges and receiving support.
Reporting Relationship: The post holder will report directly to the CHO AREA Recovery Co-ordinator or Designated Officer
Purpose of the Post: The continued development of recovery oriented services is a key priority of mental health services. The development of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020) sets out an understanding of recovery and recovery oriented services, the core values that underpin it and the actions & measures that support such a service. This is also in line with with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). This Recovery service development is a collaboration between CHO MLM and Mental Health Ireland. The Peer Recovery Educator (s)will support the coproduction and facilitation of mental health recovery education, the co-ordination of day to day operations, communications, administration and evaluations of CHO MLM Recovery Education Initiatives.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• The Recovery Educator will deliver on the aims and objectives of the CHO MLM Recovery Education priorities in collaboration with the Recovery Steering Group in keeping with the National Framework for Recovery and supporting guidance documents on Recovery Education, Co Production and Family Recovery.
• To work collaboratively with the Recovery Steering Group to ensure the success of Recovery Education initiatives in CHO MLM.
• Build supportive relationships with partner organisations and individuals in the development & deliver of recovery education initiatives.
• To assist the Recovery Steering Group to develop a series of recovery education modules.
• Maintain and develop networks and relevant partnerships throughout the community.
• Promote CHO MLM Recovery Education initiatives and support the development of the CHO MLM communications strategy in respect of same.
• Liaise with recovery orientated services, groups and individuals with a view to developing and strengthening partnership working.
• Administer and update relevant systems of documentation and record keeping.
• Attend and support Recovery Steering Group meetings and any relevant subgroup meetings.
• To embed recovery values in all educational resources developed from the perspective of lived experience.
• To identify potential recovery education facilitators from among service 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 assigned by the Recovery Steering Group.
• To build supportive relationships with service users, family members and staff working collaboratively in respect of Recovery Education in CHO MLM.
• To co-produce and co-deliver training modules with identified partner organisations.
• To operate within all the policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated by CHO MLM Mental Health Services and Mental Health Ireland.
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.

Eligibility Criteria
Qualifications and/ or experience

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

• Third Level qualification or equivalent
• Will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to mental health and recovery informed by lived experience of mental health challenges or family member mental health experience.
• A track record and demonstrable in the support and development of projects and new initiatives that promote positive mental health.
• Experience of group facilitation or similar engagement process with service users and family members as relevant to this role.
• Experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as relevant to this role.

And – At least 2 years’ experience working in a relevant field.

Desirable

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

Other requirements specific to the post Garda clearance.

  • Appropriate references.
  • Full driving licence and access to own transport required.

Skills, competencies and/or knowledge
Professional Knowledge

  • A full understanding of and familiarity with the key documents which guide recovery in mental health
  • 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.
  • Experience of training design and coproducing recovery education Workshops, programmes and resource materials.

Skills

  • Experience of cofacilitation and supporting the design and coproduction of resource materials.
  • The ability to use a broad range of learning techniques
  • Ability to work co-operatively 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 recovery education.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to strategize, prioritise and schedule activities to ensure achievement of project objectives in the short and long term.
  • Project management /delivery experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate complex information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Confidence and competence in public speaking
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills both face to face and online platforms.
  • 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 meaningfully evaluate the benefits of recovery education in mental health.
  • Demonstrate a client/user focus in the delivery of services.
  • Demonstrate a core belief in and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality coproduced services.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused community development principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

Annual Leave 26 days
Salary Grade IV (HSE scale April 2017)
Probation 3 months
Contract Length 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Short Listing 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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Community Integration Worker (CIW)

Please cite Reference Number 2020-021 when applying for this position. 
Job Title: Community Integration Worker (CIW)
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 22nd October 2020. Applications received outside of this time will not be considered.
Proposed Interview Date (s): 1st / 2nd week in November 2020
Taking up Appointment: To be confirmed upon offer of post. A panel may be created for this campaign.
Organisational Area: CHO MLM – Longford / Westmeath Mental Health Services
Location of Post(s):Rehab and Recovery Services, Longford/Westmeath Area.
Details of Service: The government’s health reform programme, Future Health, aims to improve the population’s health; assist health services staff to improve services to the public; and demonstrate to taxpayers that value for money is being delivered. The CHO8 Midlands, Louth & Meath (MLM) provides mental health services across 6 counties and cover a population of over 600,000. HSE Mental Health Services in Ireland are organised on a geographical basis, with Community Mental Health Teams providing most of the support to people in local areas (typically one or two teams for approximately 50,000 population). There are Community Mental Health Teams specifically for people under 18 and those over 65, as well as those with particular needs such as intellectual disabilities, with the majority of teams providing supports to the rest of the population. There are also in-patients units, typically attached to general hospitals, and there is usually one unit for approximately 300,000 population. The Community Mental Health Teams work closely with the in-patient units. Community Mental Health Teams are multi-disciplinary and are the main instrument in delivering community based mental health supports.

Reporting Relationship: The candidate will report directly to the Principal Social Worker (Longford/Westmeath Mental Health Service).
Purpose of the Post: The continued development of recovery oriented services is a key priority of mental health services. The development of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020) sets out an understanding of recovery and recovery oriented services, the core values that underpin it and the actions & measures that support such a service. This is also in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). This Recovery service development is a collaboration between CHO MLM and Mental Health Ireland. The focus of this post is to support people with lived experience of mental health challenges to maximise optimal engagement and integration in their own community. The Community Integration Worker will empower people with lived experience of mental health challenges who are supported by the CHO MLM mental health services in Longford/Westmeath by actively promoting their recovery through a strength based person centred approach. The post holder will liaise with the community, voluntary sector and statutory sectors to signpost and navigate people with lived experience of mental health challenges to appropriate supports and services. To work with the people with lived experience of mental health challenges and families to enhance skills to live a life of their choosing in the community by supporting people to:

• Manage everyday life activities
• Access recovery education
• Have opportunities for social contact and support
• Access mainstream social pursuits
• Access new roles and maintaining social roles that are valued
• Maintain relationships and foster and develop new relationships

The Community Integration Worker and the Mental Health Team will be involved in the evaluation and review of this service, and the Community Integration Worker will attend all necessary meetings with key statutory HSE teams. The Community Integration Worker will be responsible, where appropriate, for accompanying individuals to their appointments, and other activities within their locality. The location of the Community Integration Worker place of work may change.

Eligibility Criteria
Qualifications and/ or experience

Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:

(i) Possess the relevant QQI Further Education and Training FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Health Service Skills or Healthcare Support.
or (ii) A relevant healthcare qualification.

And (iii)
Have experience of working in a community & / or voluntary setting in Community Development, Social Care or equivalent

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

• a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived of mental health challenges or family member mental health experience
• A track record and demonstrable competence in the support and development of projects and new initiatives that promote positive mental health
• Experience of group facilitation or similar engagement process with service users and family members as relevant to this role
• Experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as relevant to this role
• Active involvement in mental health recovery education.

And

At least 2 years’ experience working in a relevant field.

  • Desirable Recovery focused, adaptable, accountable, resilient individual
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to support empowerment of people with lived experience of mental health challenges
  • Knowledge in the field of mental health services and National Framework for Recovery In Mental Health and associated guidance documents
  • Drivers Licence and access to own transport
  • Passion for recovery, with the ability to work in a constantly changing environment with a problem-solving attitude

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

A. Clarity of Purpose 

  • Support the delivery of a community service, within the context of a social inclusion and recovery approach, which is designed to empower people to find and maintain hope, re-establish a positive identity, build a meaningful life and community connections and take responsibility and control of their own recovery journey.
    • Develop and maintain a trusting and professional relationships and act in a supportive and empathetic manner, based on respect and equality that promotes their hope, self-determination and opportunity.

Provide support through empowering people in the following areas:
• Assisting and delivering wellbeing support options through recovery education, social and recreational activities
• Accompany and support people in attending community venues /activities as required
• Maintain effective relationships and partnerships with external agencies
• Assist the team and people with lived experience of mental health challenges and their families in building, promoting and maintaining contacts in the community which enable people to work towards recovery and achieve lives of their choosing.
• Promote positive health choices and healthy life styles which promote well-being
• Work towards reducing the stigma experienced by those with mental health challenges.
• Advocate for people as appropriate.
• Support Self Advocacy
• Providing advice and support in relation to accommodation and tenancy
• Implement coproduced care plans with the people using the services and provide support at individual care plan reviews
• Ensure that the person is at the centre of their decision making and be sensitive to difficulties encountered by people using the services.
• Under supervision and guidance, work with people with lived experience of mental health challenges to improve or develop social and community living skills as identified by them within their individual care plan.
• Be flexible and work such hours to meet the needs of the clients as are required for the post which can involve evening and weekend work on a shift/rota basis
• Travel to, and work at, other mental health locations as required for the role of Community Integration Worker
• Staff are required to have business class insurance, which indemnifies the HSE, on their own vehicles for the transporting of clients during working hours and travelling between different services.

B. Professional Knowledge & Experience
Demonstrate:
• A human rights strength based approach
• An understanding of the needs of people moving from residential supported accommodation to more independent living with appropriate support
• An understanding of recovery principles and a recovery-oriented ethos
• Knowledge and experience of supporting clients with community integration, signposting and way finding to other services
• Understanding of mental health, alcohol, drugs and other issues for persons living with a Mental Health Challenge
• Knowledge of what is necessary to assist people to settle and sustain their tenancy
• A working knowledge of and competence in use of Word, Excel and Email

C. Effective Communication
• Maintain clear, accurate, timely and complete written records / documentation. This is completed with consultation from professionals of the mental health team
• Liaise with mental health team colleagues and comply with all policies and procedures of the Longford/Westmeath Mental Health Services

• General administration and/or communication as required for example; sending emails, completing daily notes and reports, answering / making telephone calls
• Demonstrate effective listening skills and understanding when engaged by others, having chosen the most appropriate method and forum of communication
• Attend, and actively participate with the mental health team

Ensure strong communication processes with Line Manage

D. Team & Partnership Working
• The ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders and work in close co-operation with the mental health team, representatives of relevant statutory, voluntary and regulatory bodies support the empowerment of people with lived experience of mental health challenges in achieving a life of their choosing.
• Proactively seek out opportunities to reach out into the community for the benefit of people who use mental health services.

The ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a dynamic team and multi stakeholder environment

• The ability to coach and support individuals in achieving their recovery goals.

• Flexibility, adaptability and openness to working effectively in a changing environment and outside agreed working hours as planned in advance.

• An ability to support, develop and empower people in a challenging environment and within existing resources.
• The ability to be empathetic to others with different experiences and present the views of others fairly, accurately and objectively as required.
• Share relevant knowledge and skills across the team.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the critical role of internal and external relationships and recognise and respect the expertise and contribution of others.

E. On-going Commitment to Development
• Conduct yourself in a professional, caring, respectful, helpful & courteous manner at all times.
• Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality at all times, both during and after employment.
• Demonstrate a willingness to learn and implement new skills and knowledge to competently fulfil the requirements of the post.
• Take ownership of your continuous personal development to maximise your potential and contribution, including maintaining your supervision file, Individual Development Plan/Performance Improvement Plan and completed training records/records of evidence.
• Work with your Line Manager to identify personal strengths and areas for development and set clear and challenging operational, developmental objectives and performance indicators as part of the Performance Management System.
• The ability to adapt to a changing environment.
• The ability to embrace change and adapt local work practices accordingly by finding practical ways to make policies work in conjunction with the mental health service and other agencies.
• Applying your best endeavours to achieve your agreed operational & developmental objectives.
• Undertake, and participate positively, in essential and appropriate training (internal and external) as scheduled.
• Participate in, and contribute positively to, supervision and performance management reviews with your Line Manager in an open and receptive manner.
• Be open to giving and receiving feedback.
• Understand and use appropriate computer systems and programmes as required.

F. Continuous Improvement & Results Delivery
• Demonstrate initiative, innovation and contribution to the climate of continuous improvement (e.g. self, systems, practices, processes, service delivery, efficiencies)
• Contribute effectively to a cost conscious and value for money culture
• Suggest and present ideas for improvement and be actively involved in their implementation
• Plan and organise own work to achieve results that are aligned with personal objectives
• Demonstrate the highest standards of commitment, personal accountability & conscientiousness
• Seek and give help as required to achieve objectives/overcome barriers
• Manage your own time effectively to achieve deadlines

G. Leadership
• Be aware of, and understand the functioning of mental health services
H. General
• Members of staff are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner in accordance with the Dignity at Work Procedure.
• Staff are expected to demonstrate their commitment to their regular attendance and the efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them.
• All staff must comply with the HSE Smoke Free Policy and associated procedures .
• All staff must take care of their own health and safety and that of people who may be affected by what they do (or do not do).
• All staff must co-operate with others on health and safety, and not interfere with, or misuse, anything provided for their health, safety or welfare.
• All staff must follow the training they have received when using any work items their employer has given them.
• The Community link worker will endeavour to ensure the on-going confidence of the public.
• The Community Integration Worker will maintain high standards of personal accountability.

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.

Other requirements specific to the post Garda clearance.

  • Appropriate references.
  • Full driving licence and own transport required.
  • Salary HSE GRADE IV (salary scale April 2017)
  • Annual Leave 24 days
  • Contract Length 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Probation 3 months

Short Listing 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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Recovery Educator Facilitator  (Expert by Experience) Community Healthcare One (CHO1)

PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NUMBER 2020-018 WHEN APPYING FOR THIS POSITION
Job Title: Recovery Education Facilitator
Location: Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service
Employer: Mental Health Ireland
Organizational Area CHO1
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 23rd October 2020. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.
Reporting & Supervision Relationship: Recovery Implementation Officer (Sligo Leitrim)  Senior Manager Service Reform Fund
Purpose of Post: The continued development of recovery orientated services is a key priority of mental health services. The development of the framework for recovery in Mental Health 2018- 2020 sets out an understanding of recovery and recovery orientated services, the core values that underpin it and the actions and measures that support such a service. This is also in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021).  Our Area is committed to the development and delivery of a comprehensive prospectus of Recovery Education to be provided right across our Area. This role is integral to achieving this goal.  The Recovery Education facilitator will support the development and delivery of recovery education across Community Healthcare West through our network of recovery colleges. The objectives will be:

• To co-facilitate the delivery of a wide range of recovery education programmes in the local CHO.
• To participate in the co-production of recovery education programmes in the local CHO.
• To plan and coordinate the production and delivery of recovery education to specific groups or in specific locations in CHO1.
• Work in close consultation with the CHO1 Recovery Implementation Officer.
• To participate as an Expert by Experience in Recovery Education initiatives.

Eligibility criteria and qualifications The successful candidate must demonstrate:

Essential:
The successful candidate must demonstrate:
• Experience of active interest in mental health recovery education.
• Commitment to recovery informed by relevant lived experience or family member mental health experience.
• Strong and demonstrable experience of engagement and consultation frameworks and processes.
• Knowledge of mental health service provision and context and the principles of recovery.
Desirable:
• Appropriate educational, facilitation/co-facilitation qualifications or equivalent (for example: WRAP, Recovery Principles & Practices, Recovery Education modules)
• QQI Level 6 Training, Delivery and Evaluation Skills or equivalent.
Other Requirements
• Appropriate references.
• Access to transport and ability to travel as required.
• Willingness to train in specific programmes as relevant to the post for example, Recovery Principles & Practices Workshops (1&2), WRAP, Recovery Education modules, and ensure fidelity to Recovery Education principles.

Skills, competencies and/or knowledge
Relevant knowledge
• A clear understanding of recovery in mental health.
• An understanding of the role of education in mental health recovery.
Skills
• Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
• Administration and ICT skills.
• Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required
• Problem-solving and adaptability skills.
Planning and Organising
• Experience of planning and organising (events, people, resources etc.)
• Time management skills
• Commitment to provision of a quality service including knowledge of evaluation techniques, working to standards, and commitment to professional development.
Communication and Interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Effective presentation and facilitation skills in a variety of settings and using varied techniques suitable to the audience.
• The ability to interact in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders
• Confidence and competence in public speaking.
• Demonstrate experience in recovery facilitation and training including group discussion, fora and facilitation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• To co-produce and co-facilitate the delivery of recovery education programmes in the local CHO.
• To participate in and collaborate on the co-production and delivery of recovery education modules, material and training the CHO.
• To maintain, monitor and store relevant information on participants in line with current legislation.
• To provide feedback and information to the HSE on all recovery education activity and outcomes as required.
• To support the collection of relevant recovery education data at a local level.
• Work in accordance with best practice in recovery principles as outlined in ‘A Framework for Recovery in Mental Health 2018 – 2020’
• Support the empowerment of service users and family members/supporters through their participation in Recovery Education and planning for education.
• To work in accordance with all policy, procedures and statutory requirements of the HSE and Mental Health Ireland.

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 from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Competition specific selection process Short listing will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your cover letter and curriculum vitae
The criteria for short listing is based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and knowledge section of this job specification.
Tenure: 24 months specified term contract
Remuneration: HSE Grade III (April 2017) Circa €26,500

Working week: 37 hours (1 WTE)
Annual leave: 24 days
Probation: 6 month probationary period
Short Listing Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and letter of application at the closing date.

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Recovery Education Facilitators CHO1 (Cavan/Monaghan)

Please cite reference number 2020-019 when applying for this position. 
Job Title: Recovery Education Facilitator
Location: Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service
Employer: Mental Health Ireland
Organizational Area: CHO1
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 23rd October 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
Reporting & Supervision Relationship: Recovery Co -Ordinator (Cavan Monaghan) Area Director of Nursing
Informal enquiries: Margaret O Leary – MargaretAnn.OLeary@hse.ie.
Purpose of Post: The continued development of recovery orientated services is a key priority of mental health services. The development of the framework for recovery in Mental Health 2018- 2020 sets out an understanding of recovery and recovery orientated services, the core values that underpin it and the actions and measures that support such a service. This is also in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). Our Area is committed to the development and delivery of a comprehensive prospectus of Recovery Education to be provided right across our Area. This role is integral to achieving this goal. The Recovery Education facilitator will support the development and delivery of recovery education across Community Healthcare West through our network of recovery colleges. The objectives will be:

• To co-facilitate the delivery of a wide range of recovery education programmes in the local CHO.
• To participate in the co-production of recovery education programmes in the local CHO.
• To plan and coordinate the production and delivery of recovery education to specific groups or in specific locations in CHO1.
• Work in close consultation with the CHO1 Recovery Implementation Officer.
• To participate as an Expert by Experience in Recovery Education initiatives.

Eligibility criteria and qualifications The successful candidate must demonstrate:

Essential:
The successful candidate must demonstrate:
• Experience of active interest in mental health recovery education.
• Commitment to recovery informed by relevant lived experience or family member mental health experience.
• Strong and demonstrable experience of engagement and consultation frameworks and processes.
• Knowledge of mental health service provision and context and the principles of recovery.
Desirable:
• Appropriate educational, facilitation/co-facilitation qualifications or equivalent (for example: WRAP, Recovery Principles & Practices, Recovery Education modules)
• QQI Level 6 Training, Delivery and Evaluation Skills or equivalent.

Other Requirements
• Appropriate references.
• Access to transport and ability to travel as required.
• Willingness to train in specific programmes as relevant to the post for example, Recovery Principles & Practices Workshops (1&2), WRAP, Recovery Education modules, and ensure fidelity to Recovery Education principles.

Skills, competencies and/or knowledge

Relevant knowledge
• A clear understanding of recovery in mental health.
• An understanding of the role of education in mental health recovery.

Skills
• Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
• Administration and ICT skills.
• Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required
• Problem-solving and adaptability skills.

Planning and Organising
• Experience of planning and organising (events, people, resources etc.)
• Time management skills
• Commitment to provision of a quality service including knowledge of evaluation techniques, working to standards, and commitment to professional development.

Communication and Interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Effective presentation and facilitation skills in a variety of settings and using varied techniques suitable to the audience.
• The ability to interact in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders
• Confidence and competence in public speaking.
• Demonstrate experience in recovery facilitation and training including group discussion, fora and facilitation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• To co-produce and co-facilitate the delivery of recovery education programmes in the local CHO.
• To participate in and collaborate on the co-production and delivery of recovery education modules, material and training the CHO.
• To maintain, monitor and store relevant information on participants in line with current legislation.
• To provide feedback and information to the HSE on all recovery education activity and outcomes as required.
• To support the collection of relevant recovery education data at a local level.
• Work in accordance with best practice in recovery principles as outlined in ‘A Framework for Recovery in Mental Health 2018 – 2020’
• Support the empowerment of service users and family members/supporters through their participation in Recovery Education and planning for education.
• To work in accordance with all policy, procedures and statutory requirements of the HSE and Mental Health Ireland.

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 from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Competition specific selection process Short listing will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your cover letter and curriculum vitae.
The criteria for short listing is based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and knowledge section of this job specification.

  • Tenure 24 months specified term contract
  • Remuneration HSE Grade III (April 2017) circa €26,500
  • Working week 37 hours (1 WTE)
  • Annual leave 24 days
    Probation 6 month probationary period

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

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