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Recruitment

Are you interested in joining our team?

We currently have two positions open

  1. Clinical Support Worker – MindSpace Mayo
  2. Development Worker – Gateway

Position Title: Clinical Support Worker

Reports to: Project Manager & Clinical Team Leader

Location: Mindspace Mayo, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Mindspace Mayo offers early and brief intervention for young people aged 15-25 and their families. The Mindspace model aspires to work collaboratively with young people, placing their needs and the wider community at the heart of therapeutic work. Mindspace Mayo supports young people presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying, self-image) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.

The Clinical Support Worker ideally will have a qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Psychology (Clinical, Counselling, Educational), or Occupational Therapy and experience of working with early and brief intervention in Primary Care or Mental Health settings.

Applicants suitable for this position are requested to send the Mindspace-Application-Form-2018by email only, no later than 1pm on Monday, 17th December, 2018 to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Further information on this post is available from

Peadar Gardiner, Project Manager, Mindspace Mayo, Market Square, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Tel: 094-9067001

 

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The Person

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 years post registration Professional Qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social work, Psychology (Clinical, Counselling,
  • Educational) or Occupational Therapy with significant experience in mental health.
  • Experience of working with early and brief intervention models in Primary Care or Mental Health settings
  • Experience of undertaking mental health initial assessments and risk assessments with young people.
  • Experience of delivering evidence informed mental health interventions.
  • Experience of working with therapeutic groups
  • Experience in substance misuse – Desirable
  • Training or experience in CBT  – Desirable
  • A knowledge and understanding of the Mindspace model.
  • Familiarity with local services for young people e.g. education, health, community and voluntary agencies.
  • A passion for improving youth mental health systems and services and a strong desire to change how communities, service providers and young people work together to promote positive youth mental health.
  • Be flexible and willing to learn new ways of working.
  • The ability to manage and prioritise own workload and work with flexibility, initiative and creativity.
  • Have the capacity to work on one’s own and as part of a team.
  • Be reliable, adaptable and have good time keeping skills.
  • Full, clean driving license.

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, signs and symptoms of common mental health difficulties including DSH and substance misuse issues.
  • Generic and risk assessment of young people.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate client care for young people attending Mindspace.
  • Demonstrate experience of case management and confidential record keeping practices
  • Demonstrate experience of working across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of evidence based practices for working with young people.

Skills

  • Ability to engage young people in assessment and therapeutic work.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage case files on an independent basis.
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with young people, carers, family members and other professionals in community/acute mental health settings and with other community services for young people.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Strong presentation, communication and group facilitation skills.

Main Responsibilities

The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team. They will offer a comprehensive service to young people and their families presenting with emotional difficulties  / mild – emerging mental health difficulties / substance misuse issues.

The post holder will provide generic/risk assessment and direct service provision, utilising evidence based, brief therapies to individuals and groups where appropriate.

They will also have a role in providing advice, support and information to the public and other allied community and health services. There may be some aspects of training and development within the community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

To undertake generic and risk assessments with young people.
To provide early and brief intervention to young people using evidence based interventions, demonstrating good practice at all times to young people.
To be part of the ‘drop in’ screening service.
To undertake a variety of therapeutic interventions and demonstrate good practice at all times to young people.
Identify current supports available to young people and develop a collaborative and appropriate action plan.
Crisis response and provision of community support to young people using the service in both the Castlebar office and in an outreach capacity.
To provide advice around harm minimisation and safer drug use promoting a healthier lifestyle at all times.
To support GPs, primary healthcare workers and other disciplines in the management of emotional wellbeing, mental health issues and substance misuse
To deliver training and education programmes as required.
To maintain accurate, confidential records of clinical practice.
To maintain statistics on contacts, activity and co-operate with patient information statistical returns and data collection.
To operate within all the policies and procedures and guidelines as stipulated by the employing board and the post holder’s own professional regulating body.
To participate in clinical supervision for support and guidance.
To actively participate in team meetings.
To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the project (incorporating late evening and weekend work).  This post may also involve Outreach work.
To share information with the Mindspace Mayo Project Manager, Clinical Team Leader, Team Members and other services on a ‘need to know’ basis in accordance with good practice.
Provide consultation in relation to child protection issues.
To carry out clinical note audits as required.
Answering the phone and dealing with queries from the public.
Provision of information to young people when requested and ensuring confidentiality at all times.
Promote the vision, values and mission of Mindspace Mayo.
Participating as a member of the Mindspace Mayo team in meetings and other forums.
Supporting Mindspace Mayo by engaging with frontline service providers and the wider local community, in raising awareness and understanding of youth mental health, and in building local capacity to promote positive youth mental health and resilience within the communities of Mayo.
Deliver talks and workshops in community and education settings about the nature of mental health, help-seeking and Mindspace Mayo.
Represent Mindspace at local community meetings (e.g. Child and Family Support Networks, Mayo Child & Young Persons Services Committee)
Undertake other duties as may be requested by the Project Manager / Clinical Team Leader as required.
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.

This role also requires the ability to travel for work and the willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required.

Conditions of employment

Salary range €33,000 to €45,000.

·         Consideration will be given to any application for appointment to this position under a secondment arrangement.

·         All Mindspace staff members are required to obtain Garda clearance as a condition of their initial and continued employment.

·         You will be supported by regular staff meetings, supervision and availability of a senior staff member.

·         Application by email only on the Mindspace-Application-Form-2018 provided. Please send your application via email to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

·         The closing date for applications is Monday 17th December, 2018 at 1pm.

·         Interviews will be held on 23rd January 2019 in the Mindspace Mayo office. Candidates will also be interviewed by members of the Mindspace Youth Panel

·         All documentation received by Mental Health Ireland will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; 2018). The information will only be used by Mental Health Ireland in the processing of job applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with job candidates.

·         For further information contact Mindspace Mayo Project Manager – Peadar Gardiner on 094-9067001

 

Mental Health Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please click on the apply now button below and send your CV and a cover letter to apply for the role.

Position Title: Development Worker

Reports to: Project Co-Ordinator

Location: Rathmines, Co Dublin

  • Are you passionate about social justice and equality?
  • Are you a community development worker with experience of working with diverse groups in the community sector for change?
  • Do you have a personal interest in mental health or expertise resulting from lived experience of mental health difficulties and interested in incorporating this into your work?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Please check out the job spec below for post of Development Worker at Gateway for further details.

Gateway is a member and peer led community development project for people with self-experience of recovery and mental health issues and works to promote positive mental health, recovery and social inclusion in the community.  Gateway was founded in 2004 upon community development principles of participation, empowerment, collective action and equality.

Gateway has over 300 members living across Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6w, 8, 12, 14 and 16 who work together for social support, positive mental health and recovery and to address experiences of stigma, social exclusion and inequality. Gateway is hosted by Mental Health Ireland.  Mental Health Ireland employs staff and provides the financial and legal governance of the Project.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working as part of a team, the Development Worker will support Gateway members in the operation and development of a member and peer led community resource for people with self-experience of mental ill health and recovery.

The Development Worker will report to and work closely with the Project Co-ordinator, the Gateway team and members, to develop and deliver initiatives to support operations and progress the strategic aims of the organisation. The role demands flexible working hours and a capacity for lone working.

How to apply:

Applications by CV and cover letter to be submitted by email to Gateway’s host organisation, Mental Health Ireland to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Ireland, 1-4 Adelaide Road, Glasthule, Co Dublin

Tel 01-284 1166

For informal enquiries contact: 

Fionn Fitzpatrick, Gateway Coordinator, Gateway Mental Health Project.

Email: fionn@gatewaymha.com

Tel: 01- 4977005

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

Closing date for applications:  Monday 3rd December at 5pm

Please click on the apply now button below and send your CV and a cover letter to apply for the role.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2018

 

Expiry date: 03/12/2018

The Person

The Development Worker will assist the Project Co-ordinator in the management of the Gateway Project. Working as part of a team, the Development Worker will support Gateway members in the operation and development of a member and peer led community resource for people with self-experience of mental ill health and recovery.

The role requires the ability to draw on personal lived experience of mental health and recovery for the purpose of mentoring and developmental activities.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the community sector working with projects that seek to address social exclusion and inequality, particularly within the context of mental health.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

·      Proven experience in a development role and/or in a mental health context

·      A professionally endorsed qualification in Community Development or a related discipline (social science, social work, youth and community work for example) and experience of using community development approaches.

·      A minimum of two years’ experience working with diverse groups in the community in projects that address social exclusion and inequality.

·      Expertise resulting from lived experience of mental health difficulties, recovery and the mental health services; ability to draw on lived experience to engage in mentoring, peer modelling, peer education and other developmental activities.

·      Experience of managing, supervising and supporting workers, volunteers and interns.

·      Clear understanding of the impacts of social exclusion and inequality, particularly within the context of mental health; working knowledge of the health and social policy context in which Gateway operates.

·         A working knowledge of, commitment to and promotion of mental health recovery principles and models of community participation in line with Gateway’s ethos, practices and strategic aims.

·      Experience of team-working and the ability to manage and to build positive working relationships.

·      Experience developing and delivering trainings, workshops and facilitating group work; particular experience of mental health recovery and wellbeing related programmes delivery and development trainings.

·      Excellent leadership and networking skills; ability to promote and represent Gateway within and across relevant networks including Gateway Members, Service User Groups, Statutory Mental Health Services, HSE staff, Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations, local and national bodies, cross sectorial groups and the media as required.

·      Proven communications and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.

·      Excellent research, analytical and IT skills with an ability to access information quickly and strategically.

·      A high level of motivation; capacity to work alone and on own initiative.

Main Responsibilities

1. Support the Development of Gateway Mental Health Project

  • Work with and support the Project Co-ordinator in managing the Gateway Project and in the development of a member and peer led community resource and drop in which works to address the needs and interests of people with self-experience of mental ill health and recovery.
    Work with members to identify, develop and deliver initiatives using inclusive strengths based approaches which create and enhance opportunities for member participation, learning and co-production.
  • Support members to develop and engage in decision making through structures such as Members’ Meetings and Gateway Management Committee Meetings and externally through local and national bodies and groups.
  • Plan, evaluate, review and report on development activities and progress (annually and ongoing).
    Promotion of and representation on behalf of the Gateway Project, its peer led ethos and activities within and external to the organisation.
  • Alongside Gateway members, develop networks with relevant community, voluntary and statutory agencies, to address advocacy interests and barriers to the integration and social inclusion of people with mental health issues.

2. Management & Strategic Planning

  • Take responsibility for the management of Gateway Project, its staff and activities in the absence of the Project Co-ordinator.
  • Provide support to the Gateway team and Project Workers in the organisation and delivery of the Gateway Project’s drop in and broader operations.
  • Work with and support the Project Co-ordinator, Gateway’s Management Committee and Gateway Members through strategic planning processes and organisational development.
  • Work with and support the Project Co-ordinator, in diversifying funding for the sustainability of Gateway.

3. Organisation

  • Work within the framework of the overall ethos, objectives, policies and practices of Gateway Project.
  • Conduct other administrative duties as required.
  • Engage in supervision sessions on a regular basis with the Project Co-ordinator and supervise Project Workers, an Intern or Volunteer as required.
  • Undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the Project Co-ordinator.

Conditions of employment

The Development Worker will be based in Rathmines, Dublin 6 and employed by Mental Health Ireland on behalf of the Gateway Project.

The position is full-time permanent, 37 hours a week exclusive of lunch hours, with flexible working hours including potential for evening work and occasional weekend working.

The salary is aligned to Grade IV HSE (€25,752 – €40,209) and commensurate with qualifications and experience and subject to Garda Vetting. Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

Applications by CV and cover letter to be submitted by email to Gateway’s host organisation, Mental Health Ireland to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

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

 

For informal enquiries contact:

Fionn Fitzpatrick, Project Co-ordinator, Gateway Mental Health Project.

Email: fionn@gatewaymha.com

Tel: 01- 4977005

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

 

Closing date for applications:  Monday 3rd December 2018 by 5pm

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2018

Expiry date: 03/12/2018

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