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Peer Educator NFMHS Evolve Recovery College (REF: 2022-029)

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Peer Educator National Forensic Mental Health Services – Part Time (26 hours a week) Position

Specified Purpose Contract – 24 Months (26 hours part time post)

This post is based in the NFMHS, initially based in the NFMHS Dundrum campus, moving to the NFMHS Portrane campus.

PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NUMBER 2022-209 WITH YOUR APPLICATION.  EMAIL ONLY PLEASE.

The National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) is a national tertiary mental health service and an integral part of the Health Service Executive’s Mental Health Division. The NFMHS is the only forensic mental health service for the population of Ireland. It works with local mental health services and prisons in every part of the country. Treatment programmes are provided in accordance with a specialised model of care in order to optimise recovery.

The NFMHS is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to develop, deliver and embed National Mental Health Recovery Education priorities in the service. This is achieved by adopting an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development of modules which will be delivered within the NFMHS recovery college.

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE and NFMHS is recruiting for a part time (26 hours a week) Peer Educator to lead and co-manage the development and delivery of the recovery college.

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived experience of mental health challenges and 2 years experience working in a relevant field or equivalent experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Personal experience of mental health challenges or family member 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.
  • Personal or family member experience with the Forensic Mental Health Service is a distinct advantage

This position is a 2 year fixed term specific contract post based initially at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin 14 and will be moving to the NFMHS Portrane campus. may be extended subject to funding

The salary for this post is analogous with Grade IV, HSE the salary scale (Oct 2021) the fourth point of which is €23,546 based on 26 hours per week. Full time equivalent is €33,508 which is aligned with HSE Grade IV (Oct 2020) applied on a pro rata basis.

 

 

 

How to apply:

In order to apply, applicants should send their CV & Cover letter highlighting how they meet the above criteria to the following e-mail: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie    Download the job description below.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 27th September at 4pm 2022. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Informal inquiries can be made to Emily Jones – emily.jones@hse.ie.

Interviews will be held in the week  commencing 17th October 2022  Shortlisting will apply based on the information received in your CV and letter of application.

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

Please ensure to include Job Reference 2022-029 in your letter of application and CV

 

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Recovery Education Facilitator, Community Healthcare East CH02 (REF: 2022-027)

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Recovery Education Facilitator, Community Healthcare East CHO 2
Specified Purpose Contract – 24 Months Part Time, 18 hours at Clerical Officer Grade, (October 2020-
Pay Scale, €26,615 pro rata)
Please Quote Ref No: 2022-027 with your application.

Email only please
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 Mental Health Ireland’s strategy– Mental Health for All – Hope, Strength & Action
(2022- 2024) Priority Area 1, Objective 1.
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 the local CHO. In CHO’s with established recovery colleges/Recovery Education Services, to work
under the direction and guidance of the College Peer Recovery Educators*.
• To participate as an Expert by Experience in Recovery Education initiatives.
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 in CHO 2
• To collaborate with Peer Recovery Educators in the planning and arranging of recovery education programme
delivery in Recovery Colleges/Recovery Education Services, and in specific locations in the local 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.
• To work in accordance with all policy, procedures and statutory requirements of the HSE and Mental Health
Ireland.
• To participate on and input into Service improvement committees and initiatives as an Expert by Experience in
the local CHO and nationally on occasion and as agreed*.
This position is a Clerical Grade (October 2020- Pay Scale, €26,615 pro rata), 24 month fixed term contract working
18 hrs per week.

How to apply:
In order to apply, applicants should send their CV & Cover letter highlighting how they meet the above criteria to
the following e-mail: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie Download the job description below. 

Closing date for applications is Monday, 26th September 2022 at 4pm. Applications received outside this time with
not be considered. Shortlisting will apply based on the information supplied in CV and letter of application at the
closing date.
Interviews will be held week commencing 10th October 2022.
Please quote reference number 2022-027 when sending your CV and Cover Letter. Email only please

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