Vacancies at Mental Health Ireland

Recovery Education Facilitators, South East Community Health Care

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Recovery Education Facilitators, South East Community Health Care

Specified Purpose Contract – 24 Months Part time (15 hours per week) at Grade III, Point 3, €26,615 Pro Rata. 2 positions available

Please quote reference number 2023-001 when applying for this position.

South East Community Health Care (Carlow Kilkenny South Tipperary Waterford and Wexford)

Adult Mental Health Services, is a service that serves both an urban and rural communities. The services are working towards developing a strong recovery oriented practice approach to service delivery and service user engagement. The service is largely comprised of Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) that aim to offer support to people and their supporters in their own home and approved centers that provide inpatient services. South East Community Health Care is working towards implementing the principles outlined in the HSE National Framework for Recovery Mental Health (2018-2020). 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.

South East Community Health Care Adult Mental Health services is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to continue to develop and deliver recovery education in within in mental health service. Recovery education is where those with first hand experiences of using mental health services, become partners in the development and delivery of recovery focused education, alongside family supporters and staff that provide the services.

This initiative aims to promote an educational approach to recovery in mental health. It will do this through the development and delivery of coproduced content within mental health services and in community settings, with a clear emphasis on attending to narrative, building relationships and harnessing high quality adult learning.

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived or family member mental health experience and experience of co-production and facilitation of recovery education programmes. the successful candidate must demonstrate:

· Experience of active involvement in mental health recovery education.

· Commitment to recovery informed by relevant having, either their own lived experience of mental health challenges 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.

This position is a 24 month fixed term contract, the post is based in South East Community Health care (Post 1: Clonmel x 2)

 

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

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Closing date for applications is 4pm Wednesday 1st February 2023. Applications received outside this time with not be considered. Shortlisting will apply.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 8th February 2023.

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Thrive Action Research Officer

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Thrive Action Research Officer
Specified Purpose Contract for 2 years – full-time, at Grade IV, Point 4 (€33,508)
PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NUMBER 2023-005 WITH YOUR APPLICATION. EMAIL ONLY PLEASE.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the position along with your Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation with a dynamic team and a network of Mental Health Associations active throughout the country. Mental Health Ireland aims to promote mental health, wellbeing & recovery using a process called coproduction to ensure that the voices of the end user are heard at all stages of programme development. Mental Health Ireland invites applicants for this position of Thrive Action Research Officer in the area covered by Fingal County Council.
The successful candidate will have a passion for mental health and research/evaluation, experience in planning and innovation with specific skill areas including facilitation, mental health promotion, project initiation, project management skills, development, implementation, and population health. This an exciting opportunity for the right person to be part of an international movement in Ireland.
The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in mental health, research, the mental health promotion field, or community development.
  • A third level qualification (minimum Level 8) in Health, Mental Health promotion, Community Development, Research, or related social care field.
  • An understanding of the concept of mental health and its relationship to population health, wellbeing, and sustainable development.
  • Experience of project initiation, planning, implementation and evaluation across the full arc and life cycle.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively with a variety of people at all levels both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven experience of using evidence informed methodology.
  • Proven experience of facilitation and group work.
  • Strong presentation skills in both content creation and delivery.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to be agile in their approach to work.
  • Knowledge of the health and social policy context in which Mental Health Ireland operates (e.g., Sharing the Vision, Healthy Ireland, National Recovery Framework, National Outdoor Recreational Strategy, Connecting for Life & SlainteCare).
  • Knowledge and experience of research and evaluation.
  • The ability to represent Mental Health Ireland across a diverse range of audiences and to build effective relationships with Fingal County Council, the Mental Health Ireland team, voluntary organisation, community groups and cross-sectoral stakeholders and the Thrive Coproduction Group
  • The candidate will be expected to set KPIs in line with their workplan and track their progress against the Mental Health Ireland strategy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Proven ability to work using a coproduction process which includes the voice of lived experience, statutory, voluntary and community partners.
  • Ability to engage successfully with marginalised, disadvantaged or difficult to reach cohorts within our community.
  • Proven ability to develop new collaborative partnerships by working in co-production with local Volunteers, NGOs, Sports organisations and community-based partners.
  • Track record of working successfully across sectors to mobilise good will, and deliver innovative, bespoke programmes and projects with diverse project partners.
  • Excellent ICT, web and social media skills.
  • A high level of motivation, experience and capacity for working on one’s own initiative as well as part of a team.

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: Thursday 16th February 2023 at 5pm. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and letter of application at the closing date. Applications received outside this time with not be considered.
Interviews will be held on week commencing 27th February 2022. Interviews are scheduled to take place via Zoom.
Informal enquires can be made to: Jo Donohoe, Email: jo@mentalhealthireland.ie

Please ensure to include the relevant Job Reference Number 2023-005 in your letter of application.

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Mental Health Promotion Officer

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Mental Health Promotion Officer
Specified Purpose Contract for 2 years – full-time, at Grade IV, Point 4 (€33,508)

Job Specification and Terms and Conditions
PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NUMBER 2023-006 WITH YOUR APPLICATION. EMAIL ONLY PLEASE.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the position along with your Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with a dynamic team and a network of Mental Health Associations (MHAs) active throughout the country. MHI aims to promote mental health, wellbeing & recovery using a process called coproduction to ensure that the voices of the end user are heard at all stages of programme development. The successful candidate will have a passion for mental health promotion, experience in planning and innovation with specific skills in areas including mental health promotion, project planning, development and implementation, evaluation, training and facilitation and leadership. They will be able to translate best practice and new emerging evidence into robust initiatives that can be mobilised and utilised by whole population in Ireland.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in mental health, a mental health promotion field and/or community development and/or relevant voluntary experience.
  • A third level qualification in mental health, mental health promotion, community development and/or related social care field.
  • An understanding of the concept of mental health and its relationship to population health, wellbeing and sustainable development.
  • Experience of project initiation, planning, implementation and evaluation, the full arc and life cycle.
  • In depth knowledge of the health and social policy context in which MHI operates e.g. Sharing the Vision, Stronger Together: The HSE Mental Health Promotion Plan 2022-2027, Healthy Ireland, National Recovery Framework, Connecting for Life and Slaintecare.
  • Knowledge and experience of research and evaluation in health promotion practice
  • Analytical skills with an ability to access information accurately and quickly.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of MHI
  • The ability to represent MHI across a diverse range of audiences and to build develop new collaborative partnerships with MHAs, HSE, service users/ family member/ supporters’ groups, community/ voluntary organizations, and cross-sectoral stakeholders.
  • The candidate will be expected to set KPIs in line with their workplan and track their progress against the MHI strategy.
  • Proven experience of using evidence informed methodology.
  • Proven experience of facilitation and group work.
  • Strong presentation skills in both content creation and delivery.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to be agile in their approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work using a coproduction process which includes the voice of lived experience, statutory, voluntary and community partners and the MHI Team.
  • Ability to engage successfully with marginalized, disadvantaged, or difficult to reach cohorts within our community.
  • Track record of working successfully across sectors to mobilize good will, and deliver innovative, bespoke programmes and projects with diverse project partners.
  • Excellent ICT, Office 365, web, design, and social media skills.
  • A high level of motivation, leadership experience and capacity for working on one’s own initiative as well as part of a team.

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: Thursday 16th February 2023 at 5pm. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and letter of application at the closing date. Applications received outside this time with not be considered. Interviews will be held on week commencing 6th March 2023. Interviews are scheduled to take place via Zoom. Informal enquires can be made to: Jo Donohoe, Email: jo@mentalhealthireland.ie

Please ensure to include the relevant Job Reference Number 2023-006 in your letter of application.

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