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Recruitment

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We currently have three positions open

  1. Peer Educator – REGARI Recovery College, Roscommon
  2. Peer Educator – Galway City
  3. Development Officer – Cavan/Monaghan (Click here for details)

Position Title: Peer Educator

Reports to: Recovery College Coordinator & CHO2 Recovery Coordinator

Location: REGARI Recovery College, Roscommon

CHO West, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mental Health Services is a community based service.   The services are working towards a recovery approach to service delivery.  The service is made up of Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) that aim to offer support to people and their supporters in their own home.  CHO West is working towards implementing The National Framework for Recovery Mental Health 2018-2020.

CHO West is partnering Mental Health Ireland to develop, deliver and embed Advancing Recovery in Ireland peer education services. This aims to introduce an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development of modules which will be delivered within Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mental Helath Services

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE Galway , Mayo and Roscommon Mental Health Services is recruiting  a Peer Education lead and manage the development and delivery of the Roscommon and East Galway recovery college (REGARI).

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

  • Personal 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 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.
  • Insight and awareness of issues relating to Forensic Mental Health Services especially as relevant to recovery processes and approaches in this area.

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

Interviews will be held on week begining 6th August 2018. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is 20th July 2018.

The Person

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Third Level qualification or equivalent
  • Will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived 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.
  • Insight and awareness of issues relating to Forensic Mental Health Services especially as relevant to recovery processes and approaches in this area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead and manage the strategic and operational development of Roscommon/East Galway Recovery College
  • To ensure the principles of recovery, co production, co delivery and co learning are  in all college activities
  • To arrange for the design, drafting and approval by Advisory Group of modules/lesson plans.
  • To collaborate with other agencies in creating learning and skill acquisition opportunities, developing healthy networks and partnerships
  • To develop and maintain a quality college prospectus to provide a range of recovery focused courses.
  • To co-ordinate and manage systems of recruitment, development, supervision and deployment of peer trainers and tutors.
  • To manage the enrolment process of students, oversee the completion of learning plans, advise guide and support students.
  • To market and promote the college.
  • The Peer Educator will work collaboratively with the service reform project lead to deliver the key milestones of the service plan.
  • Create a greater public awareness of personal experience of recovery
  • Develop community partnerships that will be recovery based.
  • To work collaboratively with recovery educators  to ensure the success of the recovery education
  • To lead on the design and implementation of co-production and co-presentation strategies for all recovery education modules developed under the project.
  • To encourage and motivate recovery education facilitators from among servicer 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 agreed with Service Reform Project Lead.
  • To attend meetings as appropriate.
  • To build supportive relationships with service users, family members and staff working collaboratively with the project.
  • To co produce and co deliver training modules to the identified partner organisations.
  • To work in partnership with the Service Improvement steering group
  • To operate within all the policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated by the employing board
  • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the project
  • 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

The position is a 12 month fixed term post with a HSE Grade IV salary.

The contract will be subject to Garda Vetting.

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

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

Criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the post specific requirements, duties, skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification.

Position Title: Peer Educator

Reports to: CHO2 Recovery Coordinator

Location: Galway City

CHO West, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mental Health Services is a community based service.   The services are working towards a recovery approach to service delivery.  The service is made up of Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) that aim to offer support to people and their supporters in their own home.  CHO West is working towards implementing The National Framework for Recovery Mental Health 2018-2020.

CHO West is partnering Mental Health Ireland to develop, deliver and embed Advancing Recovery in Ireland peer education services. This aims to introduce an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development of modules which will be delivered within Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mental Helath Services

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE Galway , Mayo and Roscommon Mental Health Services is recruiting  a Peer Education lead and manage the development and delivery of the Roscommon and East Galway recovery college (REGARI).

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

  • Personal 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 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.
  • Insight and awareness of issues relating to Forensic Mental Health Services especially as relevant to recovery processes and approaches in this area.

This position is 24 month fixed term contract (33 Hour Working Week).The post will be based  in Galway City  Please forward a CV and covering letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Interviews will be held on week begining 6th August 2018. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th  July 2018

The Person

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Third Level qualification or equivalent
  • Will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived 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.
  • Insight and awareness of issues relating to Forensic Mental Health Services especially as relevant to recovery processes and approaches in this area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead and manage the strategic and operational development of Roscommon/East Galway Recovery College
  • To ensure the principles of recovery, co production, co delivery and co learning are  in all college activities
  • To arrange for the design, drafting and approval by Advisory Group of modules/lesson plans.
  • To collaborate with other agencies in creating learning and skill acquisition opportunities, developing healthy networks and partnerships
  • To develop and maintain a quality college prospectus to provide a range of recovery focused courses.
  • To co-ordinate and manage systems of recruitment, development, supervision and deployment of peer trainers and tutors.
  • To manage the enrolment process of students, oversee the completion of learning plans, advise guide and support students.
  • To market and promote the college.
  • The Peer Educator will work collaboratively with the service reform project lead to deliver the key milestones of the service plan.
  • Create a greater public awareness of personal experience of recovery
  • Develop community partnerships that will be recovery based.
  • To work collaboratively with recovery educators  to ensure the success of the recovery education
  • To lead on the design and implementation of co-production and co-presentation strategies for all recovery education modules developed under the project.
  • To encourage and motivate recovery education facilitators from among servicer 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 agreed with Service Reform Project Lead.
  • To attend meetings as appropriate.
  • To build supportive relationships with service users, family members and staff working collaboratively with the project.
  • To co produce and co deliver training modules to the identified partner organisations.
  • To work in partnership with the Service Improvement steering group
  • To operate within all the policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated by the employing board
  • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the project
  • 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

The position is 33 hours per week on a 2 year fixed term contract with a HSE Grade IV salary.

The contract will be subject to Garda Vetting.

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

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

Criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the post specific requirements, duties, skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification.

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