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Recruitment

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We currently have three positions open

  1. Suicide Prevention Training Officer – Dublin 
  2. Policy Research Officer, Alcohol Action Ireland – Dublin 7
  3. Recovery Educator, Mayo recovery College

Position Title: Suicide Prevention Training Officer

Reports to: Development and Training Officer, Mental Health Ireland

Location: Mental Health Ireland, Dublin

Suicide Prevention Training Officer MHI (full-time post 37 hrs per week)

Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020, was launched in 2015 and involves suicide preventative and awareness-raising work with the population as a whole, supportive work with local communities and targeted approaches to priority groups.
The Vision of Connecting for Life is an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Education and training has been identified as one of the key components of work to achieve the vision of Connecting for Life. The National Office for Suicide Prevention is the national coordinator for suicide prevention and self-harm awareness training across Ireland. The office supports the delivery of a suite of evidence-informed training programmes in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

Mental Health Ireland, in collaboration with HSE Community Healthcare East Mental Health Services are recruiting a Suicide Prevention Training Officer to deliver on the training actions identified in Connecting for Life, Dublin South East, Dun Laoghaire and East Wicklow.

The Training Officer will work with the MHI Development and Training manager and the Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention (ROSPs) within HSE Mental Health Service, Community Healthcare East to build the capacity of government departments, funded agencies, the HSE, community organisations, groups and individuals to identify and respond appropriately to people at risk of suicide and self-harm.

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to suicide prevention and 2 years experience working in a community/health/social care, which has included building capacity and planning responses to relevant needs. The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in community/health/social care settings which has included working with marginalised groups, building capacity and planning approaches to support  responses to relevant social issues and needs
  • An understanding of the relevant statutory and voluntary health services
  • Capacity to achieve results through cross-sectoral working with multiple stakeholders in the community, voluntary and public sector
  • Demonstrable training and administrative experience.
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The Suicide Prevention Training Officer will be based at MHI Head Office in Glasthule in Co Dublin.

This post is an initial eighteen month contract. The position is based on a 5-day week (37 hours), exclusive of lunch hours.

The salary for this post is in line with Grade IV, HSE.

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

Closing date for applications  is 14th June 2019 at 5pm.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st July 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

The Person

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience in administration or office management. A recognised qualification in office administration or a related discipline would be an advantage.

ESSENTIAL:

  • Proven organisational, report writing and record keeping skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written);
  • Good IT skills with an ability to access information quickly;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • The ability to manage and to build positive working relationships;
  • Commitment to the values, ethos and practices of the organisation – including equality, antidiscrimination, collective action, participation, social justice;
  • A high level of motivation and interest in life-long learning;
  • A capacity to work alone on own initiative and also within a team working environment;
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental approach.

DESIRABLE:

  • Expertise resulting from lived experience of mental health difficulties;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of community work and community development practices;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Powerpoint, and Publisher;
  • The ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders and community, voluntary and statutory organisations and the media as required.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Have experience of working in community/health/social care settings which has included working with marginalised groups, building capacity and planning approaches to support community led responses to relevant social issues and needs.
  • An understanding of the relevant statutory and voluntary health services
  • Have demonstrated capacity to achieve results through cross-sectoral working with multiple stakeholders in the community, voluntary and public sector
  • Demonstrable training and administrative experience.
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using CRM systems.
  • Experience of event administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal and telephone communication skills.
  • Proven experience in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • An understanding of Mental Health is desirable
  • European Computer Driving Licence desirable
  • Must hold a clean driving licence
  • Knowledge and experience of working within GDPR legislation
  • Experience working with finances/excellent budgetary management skills

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Positive, flexible and ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities and demanding deadlines.
  • Ability to use own initiative, prioritise and multi-task.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • The ability to present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and in writing.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders to assist in performing the role
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and diplomacy.
  • Be flexible on working hours.
  • Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character

 

PLANNING & MANAGING RESOURCES

Demonstrate:

  • Strong planning and organising skills including, structuring and organising own work load and that of others effectively
  • Effective project management capability and the capacity to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • The ability to use computer technology effectively for the management and delivery of results
  • The ability to take responsibility and be accountable for the delivery of agreed objectives
  • A logical and pragmatic approach to workload, delivering the best possible results with the resources available
  • Ability to achieve results through collaborative working
  • Ability to work within budgetary constraints

 

EVALUATING INFORMATION, PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING

Demonstrate:

  • The ability to gather and analyse information from relevant sources, weighing up a range of critical factors to develop solutions and make decisions as appropriate
  • Ability to make sound decisions with a well-reasoned rationale and to stand by these
  • Initiative in the resolution of complex issues
  • A capacity to develop new proposals and put forward solutions to address problems

 

LEADERSHIP & TEAM WORKING

Demonstrate:

  • The ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • The ability to work  with the team to facilitate high performance, developing clear and realistic objectives
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt, positively contributing to the implementation of change

Main Responsibilities

Ensure that the duties training work carried out is co-ordinated, integrated, evidence based and outcome based, and reported through the reporting systems provided.

The Suicide Prevention Training Officer will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating all suicide prevention trainings: process training applications, liaise with participants and secure dates, venues, facilitators and catering for workshops
  • When necessary open and close premises where training workshops are being held
  • Ensure required materials and resources are available to trainers for workshops
  • Oversee stock control and storage of training materials.
  • Manage training budget: Oversee processing of invoices and payment of independent trainers/facilitators, venues and any associated training costs
  • Promote training through www.mentalhealthireland.ie, www.yourmentalhealth.ie and other channels
  • Facilitate the evaluation of on suicide prevention training using the National Office for Suicide Prevention evaluation and monitoring framework and produce statistical reports for MHI and Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention
  • Establish and maintain database of trained persons in Community Healthcare East adhering to GDPR legislation

Collaborative Working

  • Engage with HSE and inter-sectoral groups and stakeholders involved in suicide prevention work
  • Facilitate the effective flow of information both internally within MHI, the HSE and externally as appropriate
  • Support the HSE and external agencies to develop a more coordinated approach to development and training
  • Act in an advisory capacity on training in relation to suicide prevention to a variety of stakeholders

Address Development and Training Gaps

  • Assist the ROSPs to identify development and training needs particularly relevant to communities across CH East
  • Assist the ROSPs to review, agree and implement evidence based training initiatives that will contribute to capacity building and suicide prevention in the community
  • Ensure adherence to appropriate reporting systems and governance for training initiatives

Representation

  • Represent the ROSPs in relation to training on local and regional committees
  • Liaise with the National Office for Suicide Prevention around suicide prevention and self-harm training to ensure best practice and to maintain the standards and integrity of training programmes

Communication and Profile

  • Ensure that suicide prevention training work undertaken has a high profile within the region
  • Facilitate the flow of information between the Regional Suicide Resource Office and the community and all relevant stakeholders
  • Support the delivery of national social marketing campaigns as they pertain to training in  suicide prevention in the area

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.

 

General duties of a staff member

  • Contribute to the effective and efficient running of the MHI office.
  • Adhere to all Policies and Procedures.
  • Represent MHI appropriately across the services and to the wider community as appropriate.
  • Treat all colleagues and members of the public with dignity.
  • Carry out any reasonable requests made that are within the broad remit of the role.

Conditions of employment

The Suicide Prevention Training Officer will be based at MHI Head Office in Glasthule in Co Dublin.

This post is an initial eighteen month contract. The position is based on a 5-day week (37 hours), exclusive of lunch hours.

The salary for this post is in line with Grade IV, HSE.

The role may require out of office hours occasionally to attend training events.

Closing date for applications  is 14th June 2019 at 5pm.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st July 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

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

Position Title: Policy Research Officer

Reports to: CEO, Alcohol Action Ireland

Location: Dublin 7

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are recruiting a Policy Research Officer to work in the area of policy development on issues around alcohol harm and mental health.

Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) advocates for the prevention of alcohol-related harm and protection from the effects of that harm to individuals, families and communities. Like the World Health Organisation, Alcohol Action Ireland recognises that while drinking is a matter of personal responsibility, it has the potential to cause significant harm to the health, wellbeing and lives of others as well as to the person drinking. It promotes evidence-based public health policy solutions including alcohol price controls, restrictions on advertising and marketing aimed at children, early intervention, prevention and protection strategies. The organisation has a particular focus on the implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018.

Mental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with a network of Mental Health Associations (MHAs) active throughout the country. Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health through education, training and awareness raising and to support persons who experience mental health difficulties, their families and significant others through the activities of Mental Health Associations’ and national advocacy.

There is considerable overlap between alcohol harm and issues around mental health. In Ireland, where alcohol consumption levels are high and binge drinking is commonplace, alcohol is a factor in more than half of all completed suicides and over one third of cases of deliberate self-harm. Children growing up in homes where there is parental misuse of alcohol may experience trauma which can have significant impact on their adult lives. Alcohol Action Ireland believes it is probably that 400,000 people in Ireland are adult children from alcohol impacted families.

AAI and MHI wish to extend and develop their work in influencing policy, its formation and public understanding on issues around alcohol harm and mental health are seeking a Policy Research Officer to work in this area.

The post is jointly funded by Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) and Mental Health Ireland (MHI).

The postholder would be a member of staff of AAI and based at the AAI offices in Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7 and would report to the CEO of AAI.

MHI would have planned access to postholder’s time & expertise as it relates to Mental Health & Alcohol. This would equate to 7-14 hours per week.

This Policy Research Officer position is a full-time, fixed term contract for two-years, with the potential to extend. The position is based on a 5-day week (37 hours), exclusive of lunch hours. The salary for the post is aligned with Grade VI HSE.  Approximately €48,000.

The Person

Degree level qualification required with a preference for social policy.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Essential: Previous experience of working in a policy role with the capacity to gain in-depth knowledge of particular policy areas and at the same time can quickly turn around relevant facts and data for press releases, media inquiries and web site
  • Essential: Strong knowledge of alcohol/public health issues and public policy awareness
  • Desirable: Good knowledge of legislative process nationally, internationally and supranational strategic goals
  • Desirable: relevant lived experience

Personal Attributes

  • A self-starter – ability to work on own initiative and consult where appropriate
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities
  • Works well in a participative team environment

Main Responsibilities

Main purpose of the job:

  • To research and develop position papers on issues around alcohol harm. This would include areas such as Adverse Childhood Experience, impact of parental alcohol misuse, addiction arising from childhood experience, economic impact of alcohol harm, alcohol in sports marketing and there would be a particular interest in the impact of public alcohol policy on mental health, social health and global health.
  • Produce short briefing notes on issues researched.
  • Preparation of public consultation responses, pre-budget submissions, responses to legislative changes, fashion legislative proposals.
  • Gather and compile data from published and accredited sources.
  • Provide updates & content relating to Alcohol for MHI Training, Website/ Social media.
  • Collaborate with MHI staff in Mental Health Promotion / Communications / Training to test the quality and currency of evidence for our messages as they relate to Alcohol
  • Contribute to campaigning priorities and develop the evidence for campaigns.
  • Working with the AAI Communications Director to distil research and policy analysis into campaign messages.
  • Foster and enhance relationships with other policy organisations in Ireland, UK, Europe and international in identifying possible areas of collaboration and co-production.

Conditions of employment

This Policy Research Officer position is a full-time, fixed term contract for two-years, with the potential to extend.

The position is based on a 5-day week (37 hours), exclusive of lunch hours.

MHI would have planned access to postholder’s time & expertise as it relates to Mental Health & Alcohol. This would equate to 7-14 hours per week.

The post-holder would be based at Alcohol Action Ireland’s offices at Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7.

The role may require out of office hours occasionally to attend events.

The salary for the post is aligned with Grade VI HSE.

Application Process

Please email Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for this position to:

recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Applications should be received by 5pm on 14th June 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing 24th June 2019

Mental Health Ireland will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

 

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

Position Title: Recovery Educator

Reports to: CHO2 Recovery College Director

Location: Mayo Recovery College, Castlebar, Co Mayo

CHO2 MMHS , Mayo Mental Health Services is a community based service in County Mayo.  These 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.

CHO 2 is working towards implementing the principles outlined in the HSE National Framework for Recovery Mental Health (2018-2020). CHO 2 which incorporates Mayo Galway and Roscommon is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to continue to develop, deliver and embed recovery education services.

Mayo established the first recovery college in Ireland in 2013 and this initiative aims to  sustain  an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development and delivery of co produced content in recovery college settings and elsewhere with a clear  emphasis  on attending to narrative,  building  relationships and  harnessing high quality adult learning.

Mental Health Ireland, in collaboration with HSE CHO2 Mayo Mental Health Services is recruiting  a Recovery Educator for deployment in The Mayo Recovery College. This college is hosted by the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) at the Castlebar campus.

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

  • Experience of group facilitation training and /or education or similar engagement process with adult learners, service users and family members as relevant to this role.
  • Personal or family member experience of mental health difficulties
  • A track record and demonstrable competence in the support and development of projects and new initiatives that promote positive mental health.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as relevant to this role.

This position is a 12 month fixed term contract, the post based  in Castlebar .  Please forward a CV and covering letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Interviews will be held on week beginning 8th July 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is 21st June 2019.

The Person

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Appropriate qualifications or equivalent
  • Will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived 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.

And,

  • At least 2 years experience working in a relevant field. A relevant qualification in training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring or proven relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in service development initiatives.
  • Proven voluntary/paid experience of project management and community development initiatives.
  • Appropriate references.
  • Full driving licence and own transport required.

Professional Knowledge

  • 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 producing resource materials.

Skills

  • Experience of training design and producing resource materials.
  • Experience of delivery of training.
  • 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 of the project.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to strategise, prioritise and schedule activities to ensure achievement of project objectives in the short and long term.
  • Project management 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

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills.
  • 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

  • Confidence and competence in public speaking.
  • 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 commitment to recovery focused community development principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

Main Responsibilities

  • The Recovery Educator will deliver on the aims and objectives of Mayo Recovery College in keeping with the National Framework for Recovery and Supporting guidance documents on Recovery Education, Co Production and family recovery.
  • To work collaboratively with Mayo Mental Health Services to ensure the success of Recovery Education initiatives in Mayo.
    Build supportive relationships with partner organizations and individuals in the development & deliver of recovery education initiatives.
  • To facilitate the co-production and subsequent co delivery of modular content for the recovery college
  • 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.
  • 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 Mayo Recovery College Operational group
  • To build supportive relationships with service users, family members and staff.

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.

Conditions of employment

This position is a 12 month fixed term contract, the post is based in Castlebar .  Please forward a CV and covering letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Interviews will be held on week beginning 8th July 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is 21st June 2019.

Application Process

Please email Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for this position to:

recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Ireland will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

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

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