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Recruitment

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We currently have two positions open:

  1. Peer Educator, Dublin South East, Dublin South and Wicklow
  2. Recovery Co-ordinator, Dublin South East, Dublin South and Wicklow

Position Title: Peer Educator

Reports to: Area Recovery Co-Ordinator

Location: (CHO6) Community Healthcare East

 1.  Peer Educator, CHO6

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).

Our Area is committed to the development of a comprehensive prospectus of education to be delivered right across our Area. This role is an integral part of achieving this goal.

The Peer Educator will support the development and delivery of recovery education across Community Healthcare East.

This position is a full time 1 year fixed term contract (37 hours, excluding lunch) and the post will based in the Community Healthcare East (CHO6)

Salary is analogous with HSE Grade IV. There will be a 3 month probationary period.

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

Shortlisting will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your curriculum vitae. 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.

Interviews will be held on the week beginning November 4th 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 18th October 2019.

The Person

Eligibility criteria and qualifications

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Third Level qualification or equivalent
  •  At least 2 years’ experience working in a relevant field.
  • A strong and demonstrable commitment to mental health and recovery informed by personal lived experience.
  • A track record and demonstrable competence in the support and development of projects and new initiatives that promote positive mental health.
  • Evidence of training and experience in the coproduction of recovery education training programmes and workshops.

Professional Knowledge

  • A full understanding of and familiarity with the key documents which guide recovery in mental health.
  • An understanding of the role of education in mental health recovery.
  • Evidence of training and experience in the coproduction of recovery education training programmes and workshops.

Skills

  • A demonstrated practice of self-care
  • Motivation and an innovative approach to the role.
  • Experience of co-facilitating and supporting the design and production of resource materials.
  • The ability to use a broad range of education techniques.
  • Ability to work in a manner that supports and promotes co-production.
  • Good administration skills. To include experience managing and recording expense items.
  • Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required.
  • IT Skills.
  • Ability to support a team of facilitators.

Planning and Organising

  • Demonstrated experience of excellent resource management.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and schedule projects and other activities.
  • Project delivery experience.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Confidence and competence in public speaking.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • The ability to interact effectively and in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders.
  • The ability to present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and writing. Tailoring communications to meet the needs and abilities of the audience.

Commitment to a Quality Service

  • The ability to meaningfully evaluate the benefits of recovery education in mental health.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality, co-produced services.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused community development principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and practice of continuing professional and personal development.
  • Maintain and update relevant systems of documentation and record keeping.

Other requirements

• Full driving licence with access to own private transport for work related travel
• Garda clearance
• Satisfactory references
• Flexible working hours incl. out of hours

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver co-produced recovery education identified by our community.
  • Work successfully and effectively in coproducing recovery education plans and prospectuses for the Area.
  • Identify and promote the potential of future co-facilitators, leaders and collaborators throughout our community.
  • Build supportive relationships with service users, family members and service providers in our area.
  • Build supportive relationships with partner organisations and individuals in the development & delivery of recovery education initiatives.
  • Understand and be guided by the National Framework for Recovery and the supporting guidance documents on Recovery Education, Co-Production and Family Recovery.
  • Be an active role-holder and resource holder in Promoting Area Recovery initiatives and support the development of the Area communications strategy
  • Attend and support appropriate community and organisational working groups

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.

Conditions of employment

This position is a full time 1 year fixed term contract (37 hours, excluding lunch) and the post will based in the (CHO6) Community Healthcare East.

Salary is analogous with HSE Grade IV. There will be a 3 month probationary period.

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

Shortlisting will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your curriculum vitae. 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.

Interviews will be held on the week beginning November 4th 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 18th October 2019.

Position Title: Recovery Co-ordinator

Reports to: Report to relationship with Mental Health Ireland from an employment contact perspective. Work to relationship with Community Healthcare East Mental Health Services in terms of duties and responsibilities. Reports directly to General Manger HSE Community Healthcare East (CHO6)

Location: (CHO6) Community Healthcare East

 2.  Recovery Co-ordinator, CHO6

Community Health Care East provides In-patient, Community and CAMHS Mental Health Services. Our services are delivered in Dublin South East, Dublin South and Wicklow.

A key part of our Service delivery plan is to implement the principles outlined in the HSE National Framework for Recovery Mental Health (2018-2020). We are working in collaboration with Mental Health Ireland in recruiting a recovery co-ordinator for our area to assist in achieving the targets set out in the HSE National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020). This is also in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021).

Our area is committed to the development and delivery of a comprehensive prospectus of co-produced recovery education inclusive of our whole community.
Recovery Co-ordinator Role:

The Recovery co-ordinator will operationalise the aims and objectives of the Area Recovery Committee in keeping with the National Framework for Recovery and supporting guidance documents on Recovery Education, Co-production and Family Recovery.

The role is to embed recovery values in all educational resources. The successful candidate will bring their educational and lived experience to develop the implementation of recovery education. The recovery co-ordinator will build supportive relationships with service users, family members and service providers in our area.

Support the development, resourcing and effective implementation of our area recovery communications strategy.

Be instrumental in leading and developing the capacity of our community to live and work in a recovery oriented way.

The role will provide excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.

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

Interviews will be held on the week beginning November 4th 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications 5pm Friday 18th October 2019

The Person

Eligibility criteria and qualifications

  • A relevant qualification in a health, or education or related field at or above Level 6 on the QQI framework. This qualification must include knowledge of adult education principles.
  • Evidence of training and experience in the co-production of recovery education training programmes and workshops.
  • At least two years’ work experience of project design and delivery in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge and experience of public health services.
  • Demonstrable competence in leading the development of projects and initiatives that promote mental health recovery.
  • A strong and demonstrable commitment to mental health and recovery that is informed by personal lived experience.
  • Relevant experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Professional Knowledge

  • A full understanding of and familiarity with the key documents which guide recovery in mental health.
  • Project design development and delivery skills and competencies.
  • Demonstrable application of skills and knowledge developed in gaining a qualification in health, education, or related field including co-production of adult education.
  • An understanding of how education and communication can promote the cultural and organisational changes which support recovery in mental health.
  • Evidence of training and experience in the co-production of recovery education training programmes and workshops.

Skills

  • A demonstrated practice of self-care
  • Motivation and an innovative approach to the role.
  • Experience of training design and producing resource materials.
  • The ability to use a broad range of education techniques.
  • Good administration skills including experience of writing business cases, holding, administering and managing budgets
  • Demonstrated line management experience. Particular emphasis on experience of supporting colleagues.
  • Capacity to work on own initiative and seek support as required.
  • IT Skills.

Planning and Organising

  • Demonstrated experience of excellent resource planning and management.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and schedule projects and other activities.
  • Project design and delivery experience.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Confidence and competence in public speaking and presentations.
  • The ability to organise and present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and writing. Tailoring communications to meet the needs and abilities of the audience.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with stakeholder groups and partner organizations.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a professional manner with other staff and key stakeholders.

Commitment to a Quality Service

  • Lead the Co-design of evaluation measures against agreed outcomes.
  • The ability to meaningfully evaluate and articulate the benefits of recovery education in mental health.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality, co-produced services.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused community development principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and practice of continuing professional and personal development.
  • Maintain and update relevant systems of documentation and record keeping.

Main Responsibilities

  • The Recovery Co-ordinator will operationalise the aims and objectives of the Area recovery Committee in keeping with the National Framework for Recovery and supporting guidance documents on Recovery Education, Co-production and Family Recovery. They will have a responsibility and meaningful role within the Area Recovery Committee.
  • Build supportive relationships with partner organizations and individuals in the development & deliver of recovery education initiatives.
  • Support the development, resourcing and effective implementation of area recovery communications strategy.
  • Administer and update relevant systems of financial management, documentation and record keeping.
  • Attend and support Recovery Steering Group meetings and any relevant subgroup meetings.
  • With the support of the Area Recovery Committee and the Local Recovery Groups; identify and develop the capacity of our community.

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.

Conditions of employment

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

Interviews will be held on the week beginning November 4th 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications 5pm Friday 18th October 2019

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 is 18 months fixed term. Salary is in line with HSE Grade VII. Working week is 37 hours excluding lunch. Annual Leave is 32 days. There is a 3 month probationary period

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and letter of application at the closing date.

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