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Recovery Educator Facilitators 4 Part time Posts (Expert by Experience) Community Healthcare

Job Title: Recovery Education facilitators
Location: Community Healthcare 7
Employer: Mental Health Ireland
Remuneration/Salary: €26,616 pro rata – HSE Clerical Officer Grade (April 2017)
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 21st August 2020 (Applications received after this time will not be considered)
Proposed Interview Date(s): Week commencing 14th September 2020
Organizational Area: Dublin South Central and Kildare West Wicklow
Reporting Relationship: Peer Educator CHO 7
Informal Inquiries: Valerie Maguire – valerie@mentalhealthieland.ie.
MHI Reference number: 2020-015. Please quote Reference number when applying for the position to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.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) and Sharing the Vision (2020 – 2025). Our Area is committed to the development and delivery of a comprehensive prospectus of Recovery Education to be delivered right across our Area. This role is an integral part of achieving this goal. The Recovery Education facilitators will support the development and delivery of recovery education across Community Healthcare 7: 

• To co-facilitate the delivery of a wide range of recovery education programmes in CHO 7.
• To participate in the co-production of recovery education programmes in the CHO 7.
• To plan and coordinate the production and delivery of recovery education to specific groups or in specific locations across CHO 7. In CHO’s with established recovery colleges/Recovery Education Services, to work under the direction of the College Peer Recovery Educators*.
• 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 involvement in mental health recovery education.
• Commitment to recovery informed by relevant lived experience or family member mental health experience.
• Strong and demonstrable experience of group facilitation or similar engagement processes with service users and family members as relevant to this role.
Desirable:
• Appropriate 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.
• Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to adult education and training

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 adult learning and group 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 in the CHO.
• 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*.

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 curriculum vitae and cover letter.
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: 2 years specified term contract
Remuneration/Salary: €26,616 pro rata – HSE Clerical Officer Grade (April 2017)
Working week 18.5 hours excluding lunch
Annual leave: 24 days Pro Rata
Probation: 6 month probationary period

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Team Leader – Community Cafe (Full Time post) 

Tenure: Specified purpose contract for 12 months
Working week: The standard working week is 37 hours full time
Campaign Reference: 2020-014. Please quote Reference Number when applying for position to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie
Closing Date: 14th August 2020 5pm (application received after this time will not be accepted)
Salary Scale: Grade VII (1st April 2017)
Proposed Interview Date(s): Week commencing 24th August 2020
Location of Post: Galway City Centre Location
Informal Enquiries:
Aidan Sweeney
Regional Mental Health Office
Community Healthcare West
St Mary’s HQ
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Tel: 094 9049241
aidan.sweeney@hse.ie

Details of Service: Community Healthcare West is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to develop and deliver a Community Café to provide an out of hours service for people with lived experience of mental health challenges. MHI are seeking to recruit a Team Leader.to lead on this initiative. The post is guided by the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020), Sharing the Vision, and is in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). The Mental Health Services of Community Healthcare West provides a secondary mental health service to adults in Galway Mayo & Roscommon. Services are primarily community oriented and recovery focussed with multi-disciplinary community mental health teams working in defined geographical catchment areas. Specialist teams provide a multi-disciplinary service in Mental Health & Intellectual Disability, Psychiatry of Later Life and Rehabilitation and Recovery. The key purpose of the Community Café is to provide out-of-hours mental health services and supports in a café environment. This will occur in an accessible, safe and inclusive space. The aim is to provide a service to individuals, their family and carers who need support with ongoing management of mental health challenges. The role will also involve recovery working practices to assist with navigating local services and re-engaging with the mental health services. Individuals who present to the Community Café will be supported through A&E, if necessary, and under conditions to be set by the clinical leadership of CHW mental health services.
This initiative has three aims:
● To add out-of-hours capacity to support those with mental health distress
● To demonstrate a socially innovative model for mental health services and potential for extension to other areas
● To deliver a service that is person centred based on expressed need and developed through consultation and coproduction
The initiative will implement some significant innovations in pathway design:
● To provide significant engagement and contact with individuals outside of typical service working hours
● To support some individuals through A&E each evening the Community Café is open where appropriate and necessary
• To gauge user satisfaction using a Recovery Star model (a baseline will be undertaken before the service is opened)
● To demonstrate co-production methods used during the design and delivery of the service
● To initiate an evaluation of the initiative and produce a case study to support and justify further investment, enhancement and extension of the service

Reporting Relationship: The post holder will report directly to nominated manager in CHW mental health services.
Purpose of the Post: The role of the Team Leader has been developed to support and guide an innovative service for individuals, service users, family members/ significant supporters and others who are experiencing mental health distress and who require help, connection, direction and reassurance out of hours in a recovery-oriented way that focuses on:
1. Listening to values and preferences
2. Signposting & navigation of local services
3. Goal striving
4. Solution focused through dialogue

The Team Leader will use their expertise, which may also be gained through their own lived experience, to inspire hope and recovery. A core member of the mental health service, the team leader will work with individuals on a one to one or group basis and also as a resource and support to peer connector colleagues. Team leaders will provide supportive and restorative supervision and will work under the supervision of line management. The key purpose of the Team Leader post is to coordinate out-of-hours mental health services and supports in a café environment. This will occur in a community facing accessible, safe and inclusive space. The aim is to provide service to service users, their family and carers who need support with ongoing management of mental health challenges. The role will involve advancing and encouraging recovery working practices to assist with navigating local services and re-engaging with the mental health services. Where appropriate, service users who present to the community café will be supported through A&E if necessary and under conditions to be set by the clinical leadership of CHW mental health services. The Team Leader will supervise and support the peer connectors so that the values and integrity of the initiative are maintained. This is be especially important in terms of managing boundaries and risk management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the nominated line manager and in collaboration with Peer Connectors the Team Leader will:
• Demonstrate sound recovery working practices
Foster recovery promoting relationships with those who use the service and the community café team
• Manage boundaries and use judgment when confronted with risk or complexity 
• Assist individuals to identify their needs strengths, personal interests and goals
• Facilitate solution focused conversations, new ways of communicating and problem solving
• Provide opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery based on sound recovery principles
• Provide relevant and reliable information on a wide range of mental health related issues relevant to need
• Signpost to appropriate local support and information services in the community.
• Assist individuals to understand their rights and choices within the service and the supports available to access these
• In consultation with the Senior Line Manager, liaise with statutory bodies, services and professionals as appropriate
• Maintain all written records as requested and as per HSE policies and relevant legislation
• Report any concerning incidents, complaints or unusual occurrences to the Senior Line Manager as per HSE policies
• Plan and risk-assess with his/her team or line manager to work without close or direct supervision, in line with the local Lone Worker Policy and Procedures
• Provide restorative, formative and administrative supervision to the Peer Connector team and any volunteers involved in the service.
• Participate in regular supervision sessions Attend regular team and staff meetings
• Liaise with supervisor regarding leave entitlements and adhere to MHI policies
• Promote equality of opportunity and good relations as outlined in the HSE Equality Policy
• Be aware of the Human Rights legislation in relation to the requirements of this post
• Have a working knowledge of Judgement support framework and the Mental Health Commission standards as they apply to the role, for example Standards for Health Care, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Health Care Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc
• Observe all health & safety regulations, observe correct use of electrical equipment, ensure fire safety procedures are adhered to and report all faults to the appropriate authority
• Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service
• Manage the day to day operations of the Community Café including supporting the Peer Connections in the delivery of the services e.g making and serving the coffee, Maintenance of hygiene standards and manging the opening up and closing of the premises.

Education & Training
• Participate in mandatory training
• Avail of continuing professional development

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and/ or Experience
Candidates must have by the closing date for receipt of applications for this post:

1. Professional Qualifications, Experience etc.
(a) Personal experience of mental health challenges or as a family member/ close supporter including insight into the recovery process
And/or
(b) Experience of working (paid or voluntary) with individuals or families with mental health needs
And
(c) Have obtained a recognised undergraduate degree in a health and social care profession. Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Care etc.
(d) Maintain annual professional registration with CORU where available.

Post Specific Requirements

• Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience working with mental health challenges as relevant to the role.
• Demonstrate experience in the implementation of self-care frameworks and approaches in the context of mental health recovery, as relevant to the role.

Other Requirements

• Post holders must be willing to complete specified training, and to continually develop the Team Leader Role. Access to appropriate transport to attend work in Galway City is a necessary requirement in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this post.
• Ability to work a flexible pattern, which will include evenings, weekends, bank and public holidays.
Skills, Competencies and / or Knowledge
Candidates must:

Professional Knowledge

• Demonstrate an understanding of recovery and what that entails
• Demonstrate insight and understanding of the recovery process and what that may entail for individual service users.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the basic structure of the Community Mental Health Team.
• Demonstrate working knowledge of the HSE Mental Health Services and organisational reform and change.
• Demonstrate working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, and how it relates to the service.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the Irish Government’s mental health policy “Sharing the Vision and the HSE’s National Framework for Recovery.
• Demonstrate knowledge of recovery as a process and how to use their own recovery story to support others.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of self-care and associated techniques, from a recovery perspective.
• Demonstrate knowledge of Service User Safety including learning from mistakes /errors as well as developing a culture of safety, monitoring and assurance.
• Demonstrate some knowledge of current best practice in mental health recovery and social inclusion.
• Demonstrate basic working knowledge of Information Technology.

Planning & Organising Skills

• Demonstrate organisational and time management skills to meet objectives within agreed timeframes and achieve quality results
• Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and operate effectively with multiple competing priorities.

Evaluating Information and Decision Making

• Demonstrate the ability to evaluate complex information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions.
• Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills.

Leadership & Teamwork

• Demonstrate teamwork skills including the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team environment.
• Demonstrate a capacity to operate successfully in a challenging operational environment while adhering to quality standards.
• Demonstrate motivation and an innovative approach to the job within a changing working environment.
• Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and initiative skills including the ability to adapt to change.

Commitment to Providing a Quality Service

• Demonstrate a client/user focus in the delivery of services.
• Demonstrate a core belief in and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality user focused services.
• Demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused community development principles and practices.
• Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

• Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
• Demonstrate ability to form peer relationships with service users and family members.
• Demonstrate the ability to interact in a professional manner with other Mental Health staff and other key stakeholders.

Campaign Specific Selection Process: Ranking/Short listing/ Interview Short listing will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your letter of application which should be submitted along with your CV. The criteria for short listing is based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills. Please ensure that salient information is included regarding these requirements as failure to do no may result in you not being called forward for interview

Team Leader Terms and Conditions of Employment

Tenure: The anticipated initial vacancies available are specified-purpose posts. The initial duration of these anticipated specified purpose vacancies are 12 months from start date.
Remuneration: Grade VII (Pay scale 1st April 2017)
Working Week: The standard working week applying to the post is 37 hours per week.
Annual Leave: 32 days
Probation: 3 months

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Peer Connector – Community Cafe (4 part time posts)

Tenure: Specified purpose contract for 12 months
Working week: These are part-time positions of 18.5 hours per week 
Campaign Reference: 2020-013. Please quote Reference Number when applying for position to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie
Closing Date: 14th August 2020 5pm (application received after this time will not be accepted)
Proposed Interview Date(s): Week commencing 24th August 2020
Location of Post: Galway City Centre Location
Informal Enquiries:
Aidan Sweeney
Regional Mental Health Office
Community Healthcare West
St Mary’s HQ
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Tel: 094 9049241
aidan.sweeney@hse.ie

Details of Service: Community Healthcare West is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to develop Peer Connector posts to support the development of a Community Café service. These posts are guided by the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020), Sharing the Vision 2020 -2025 and are in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). The Mental Health Services of Community Healthcare West provides a secondary mental health service to adults in Galway Mayo & Roscommon. Services are primarily community oriented and recovery focused with multi-disciplinary community mental health teams working in defined geographical catchment areas. Specialist teams provide a multi-disciplinary service in Mental Health & Intellectual Disability, Psychiatry of Later Life and Rehabilitation and Recovery. The key purpose of the Café is to provide an out-of-hours mental health support service in a café environment. This will occur in an accessible, safe and inclusive space. The aim is to provide a service to individuals, their family and supporters who need support with ongoing management of a mental health challenge. The role will also involve recovery working practices to assist with navigating local services and re-engaging with the mental health services. Service users who present to the Community Café will be supported through A&E if necessary and under conditions to be set by the clinical leadership of CHW mental health services

This initiative has three aims:
● To add out-of-hours capacity to support those experiencing mental health distress
● To demonstrate a socially innovative model for mental health services and potential for extension to other areas
● To deliver a service that is person centred based on expressed need and developed through consultation and coproduction
The initiative will implement some significant innovations in pathway design:
● To provide significant engagement and contact with individuals outside of typical service working hours
● To support some individuals through A&E each evening the Community Café is open where appropriate and necessary
• To gauge user satisfaction using a Recovery Star model (a baseline will be undertaken before the service is opened)
● To demonstrate co-production methods used during the design and delivery of the service
● Implement the evaluation of the initiative and produce a case study to support and justify further investment, enhancement and extension of the service

Reporting Relationship: The post holder will report directly to nominated manager in CHW mental health services.
Purpose of the Post: Community Healthcare West is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to deliver a community Cafe service. The post is guided by the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020), Sharing the Vision 2020 -2025, and is in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021). The role of the Peer Connector has been developed to support service users, family members/ significant others who are experiencing mental health challenges and who require help, connection and reassurance out of hours. A Peer Connector is a skilled individual with lived experience of mental health challenges or in supporting someone with mental health challenges who can respond to human distress in a recovery-oriented way that focuses on: 

1. Listening to values and preferences
2. Signposting & navigation of local services
3. Goal striving
4. Solution focused through dialogue

Peer Connectors are skilled and compassionate individuals who can respond constructively to the challenges of mental distress in innovative ways which harness the value of lived experience. This innovative service aims to support and guide individual’s experiencing emotional distress and challenge, loneliness or disorientation when regular or typical supports are unavailable. The Peer Connector will use their expertise gained through lived experience to inspire hope and recovery. A core member of the mental health service, the peer connector will work with an agreed number of individuals on a one to one or group basis. They will also work jointly with their colleagues and will work under the supervision of line management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Principal Duties and Responsibilities Under the direction of the nominated line manager, and in collaboration with other Peer Connectors, the Peer Connector will:

• Foster recovery promoting relationships with those who use the service
• Demonstrate sound recovery working practices and manage boundaries and use judgement when confronted with risk or complexity
• Assist individuals to identify their needs strengths, personal interests and goals.
• Facilitate solution focused conversations, new ways of communicating and problem solving.
• Provide opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery based on the recovery processes of connectedness, hope, identity, meaning and empowerment
• Provide relevant and reliable information on a wide range of mental health related issues relevant to need
• Signpost to appropriate local support and information services in the community.
• Assist individuals to understand their rights and choices within the service and the supports available to access these.
• In consultation with the Team Leader/Line Manager, liaise with statutory bodies, services and professionals as appropriate.
• Maintain all written records as requested and as per HSE policies and relevant legislation.
• Report any concerning incidents, complaints or unusual occurrences to their Team Leader / Line Manager as per HSE policies.
• Plan and risk-assess with his/her team or line manager to work without close or direct supervision, in line with the local Lone Worker Policy and Procedures.
• Participate in regular supervision sessions, attend regular team and staff meetings.
• Liaise with Team Leader / Line Manager regarding leave entitlements and adhere to MHI policies
• Promote equality of opportunity and good relations as outlined in the HSE Equality Policy.
• Be aware of the Human Rights legislation in relation to the requirements of this post.
• Observe all health & safety regulations, observe correct use of electrical equipment, ensure fire safety procedures are adhered to and report all faults to the appropriate authority.
• Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service. Undertake all duties involved in operating a Community Café e.g making and serving coffee, maintaining the hygiene standards of the Café.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and/ or Experience
Candidates must have by the closing date for receipt of applications for this post:

1. Professional Qualifications, Experience etc.
(a) Personal experience of mental health challenges or as a family member / close supporter and have insight into the recovery process
And
(b) Experience of working (paid or voluntary) with individuals or families with mental health needs
Desirable Experience of working in customer services e.g Café, Restaurant, retail.
Post Specific Requirements • Demonstrate in-depth experience of working with and supporting people with mental health challenges.
• Demonstrate in-depth understanding of recovery
• Demonstrate experience in the implementation of self-care frameworks and approaches in the context of mental health recovery.
Other Requirements • Post holders must be willing to complete specified training, and to continually develop the Peer Connector Role.
• Ability to work a flexible pattern, which will include evenings, weekends, bank and public holidays.

Skills, Competencies and / or Knowledge
Candidates must:
Professional Knowledge

• Demonstrate insight and understanding of the recovery process and what that may entail for individuals.
• Demonstrate knowledge of recovery as a process and how to support others to develop their own recovery story.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of self-care and associated techniques, from a recovery perspective.
• Demonstrate knowledge of Service User Safety including learning from mistakes as well as developing a culture of safety, monitoring and assurance.
• Demonstrate some knowledge of current best practice in mental health recovery and social inclusion.
• Demonstrate basic IT skills needed to support café work (e-mail, Microsoft Office, etc.).

Planning & Organising Skills

• Demonstrate organisational and time management skills to meet objectives within agreed timeframes and achieve quality results
• Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and operate effectively with multiple competing priorities.

Evaluating Information and Decision Making

• Demonstrate the ability to evaluate complex information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions.
• Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills.

Leadership & Teamwork

• Demonstrate teamwork skills including the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team environment.
• Demonstrate a capacity to operate successfully in a challenging operational environment while adhering to quality standards.
• Demonstrate motivation and an innovative approach to the job within a changing working environment.
• Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and initiative skills including the ability to adapt to change.

Commitment to Providing a Quality Service

• Demonstrate a client/user focus in the delivery of services.
• Demonstrate a core belief in and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality user focused services.
• Demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused community development principles and practices.
• Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

• Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
• Demonstrate ability to form peer relationships with service users and family members.
• Demonstrate the ability to interact in a professional manner with other Mental Health staff and other key stakeholders.

Campaign Specific Selection Process: Short listing will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your CV and cover letter. The criteria for shortlisting is based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills. Please ensure that salient information is included regarding these requirements as failure to do so may result in you not being called forward for interview.

Peer Connector Terms and Conditions of Employment

Tenure: The anticipated initial vacancies available are specified-purpose part-time. The initial duration of these anticipated specified purpose vacancies are 12 months from start date.
Remuneration: In line with Grade IV pay scale (1st April 2017) pro rata
Working Week: The standard working week applying to the post is 18.5 hours. The rotas and shift times are still to be defined and will be advised at job offer stage.
Annual Leave: 26 Days (pro rata)
Probation: 3 months

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