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Recruitment

Are you interested in joining our team?

We currently have four positions open.

  1. Peer Educator, NFMHS
  2. Clinical Support Worker, Sessional Worker x 2, Mindspace Mayo
  3. Recovery Education Service Manager, Mid West ARIES
  4. National Engagement and Recovery Lead (Grade VII)

Position Title: Peer Educator

Reports to: Reporting relationship with Mental Health Ireland from an employment contact perspective. Work to relationship with National Forensic Mental Health Service in terms of supervision and operational management.  Reports directly to Service Reform Project Lead.

Location: Initially at Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum  – moving to the new National Forensic Hospital in Portrane, North Dublin in mid 2020. This post covers recovery education service development and delivery. A panel may be created from which specific purpose contracts will arise.

Peer Educator

Purpose of role: To manage, develop and deliver the recovery education service in the National Forensic Mental Health Service recovery college, as it pertains to the terms and conditions of the SRF funding.

The National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) is a national tertiary mental health service and an integral part of the Health Service Executive’s Mental Health Division. The NFMHS is the only forensic mental health service for the population of Ireland. It works with local mental health services and prisons in every part of the country. Psychosocial treatment programmes are provided in accordance with a specialised model of care in order to optimise recovery.

The NFMHS has recently been successful in obtaining funding through the Service Reform Fund (SRF) to develop services particularly in the areas of Advancing Recovery Practice, Education and Employment.

As part of the development of recovery services the NFMHS will work in partnership with key community agencies to achieve the outcomes identified in the SRF proposal. The service partners with Mental Health Ireland to deliver the advancing recovery in Ireland peer education service.

This programme will promote co-development, co-production and co-delivery of education programmes that are designed to enhance the health and well-being of all stakeholders. These programmes will typically be delivered in the NFMHS recovery college. Integral to the service is the development and delivery of educational material that enables a range of service users, family members, and staff to avail of an educational approach to recovery.

The Person

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and/ or experience

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • 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.

Desirable

  • 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.

Other requirements specific to the post

  • Garda clearance.
  • Appropriate references

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 organisational and planning skills to ensure available sources are optimised in achieving the aims of the project.
  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to strategize, 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 organisations.
  • 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

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.
  • The Peer Educator will work with the part-time Peer Educator and the Service Improvement Team group to deliver on the aims and objectives of the service.
  • To work collaboratively with the part-time Peer Educator to ensure the success of the recovery education
  • To work with the part-time Peer Educator to develop a series of recovery education modules.
  • To embed recovery values in all educational resources developed from the perspective of lived experience.
  • To establish a protocol for the support and mentoring of recovery education facilitators.
  • 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

Peer Educator – Grade IV. This position is a 3 year fixed term specific contract post. Salary is €33,378 per annum. Please forward a CV and letter of application to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th February, 2020 and shortlisting may apply. Closing date for applications is Friday 17th January 2020 at 5pm.

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. A Panel will be formed and any further vacancies, fulltime or part-time that may arise within the next year will be filled from this Panel.

Position Title: Clinical Support Worker – Sessional Worker (two positions) 

Reports to: Mindspace Mayo – Project Manager & Clinical Team Leader

Location: Mindspace Mayo, Market Square, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Reference number: 2020-001

Please quote Reference number 2020-001 when applying for the position. If Reference number is not quoted, we cannot accept your application. 

Clinical Support Worker – Sessional Workers x 2

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.

We recognise that in order to achieve our ambitious goals and meet the growing demand for our services, we must be flexible in our approach to resourcing our clinical teams. We are excited to announce that we are forming a panel of sessional clinicians to work with our team.

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

The Person

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 years post registration Professional Qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social work, Psychology (Clinical, Counselling, Educational), Counselling / Psychotherapy 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.

Eligibility

Our clinical roles are open to CORU-registered social workers and occupational therapists, mental health nurses registered with An Bord Altranais, clinical, counselling and educational psychologists, psychotherapists/ counsellors accredited with approved body.

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 cooperatively 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

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Conditions of employment

Applicants suitable for this position are requested to send Curriculum Vitae by email only, no later than 1.00 p.m. on  Monday, 27th January, 2020 to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Please quote Reference Number 2020-001 when applying for the position. If Reference Number is not quoted, we cannot accept your application. 

Further information on this post is available from Peadar Gardiner, Project Manager, Mindspace Mayo, Market Square, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Tel: 094-9067001

Salary: Professional Qualified Social Work Scale – Pro Rata

All Mental Ireland 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.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th February 2020 in the Mindspace Mayo office. Candidates will also be interviewed by members of the Mindspace Youth Panel

Mental Health Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Position Title: Recovery Education Service Manager – Mid West ARIES

Reports to: Reporting relationship with Mental Health Ireland from an employment contact perspective. Working relationships with Mid West Mental Health Service in terms of supervision and operational management. Reporting directly to General Manager Mid West Mental Health Services.

Location: St. Josephs Health Campus, (formally St. Joseph’s Hospital) Mulgrave St Limerick. This post covers service developments across the Mid West geographical area. The successful candidate will be expected to travel as part of their core duties. A panel may be created from which specific purpose contracts will arise.

Information enquiries: Niamh Wallace – General Manager Mid West Mental Health Services Or Jennifer  Cronin – Clerical Officer. Email: jennifer.cronin3@hse.ie or call 061-461226 /061-461313

Reference Number: 2020-002

Applicants suitable for this position are requested to send a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae by email only, no later than 24th January 2020 to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Please quote Reference number 2020-002 when applying for the position. If Reference number is not quoted, we cannot accept your application. 

Recovery Education Service Manager – Mid West ARIES

The Mid West Community Healthcare Service area encompasses the counties of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. The Mental Health Services are provided based on a model of community mental health centres organised by geographical sector and population and facilitated by multidisciplinary teams. The Mid West Mental Health Services management team has overall responsibility for all specialised mental health provision in the region. Mid West Community Healthcare provides service to a population of 379,327 persons which comprises of Limerick (191,809 population), Clare (117,196 population), North Tipperary (70,322 population). There is a focus on delivering Mental Health Services spanning all life stages to include a broad range of primary and community based services including specialised services for children and adolescents, adults and older people. Mid West Community Healthcare partners with Mental Health Ireland to deliver ARIES – A service committed to the development and delivery of recovery education in the Mid West.

The Person

Qualifications and/ or experience
The successful candidate will have a recognised professional mental health OR education qualification AND 2 years post qualification in an education role AND Experience of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders AND Experience of delivering mental health recovery focused training and education.

Desirable

  • Project Management skills.
  • Use of online project management tools/database.

Other requirements specific to the post

  • Access to own transport (Full clean driver licence)
  • Garda Clearance (Further to offer)
  • Appropriate References

Professional Knowledge & Experience

Demonstrate:

  •  A clear understanding of and commitment to recovery in Mental Health.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of mental health services, specialties and structures at group and corporate level.
  • Project Management skills.
  • A clear understanding of the role of the community and voluntary sector in Mental Health Recovery and Education.
  • Up to date knowledge of the evidence base relating to recovery education.

Planning & Managing Resources

Demonstrate:

  • Strong planning and organisational skills including, structuring and organising own work load and that of others effectively
  • 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 work with conflicting deadlines and  manage multiple tasks

Commitment to a Quality Service

Demonstrate:

  • Ability to use co-production in service delivery and design.
  • Evidence of incorporating the needs of service users into service delivery
  • Evidence of proactively identifying areas for improvement and the development of practical solutions for their implementation
  • Evidence of practicing and promoting a strong focus on delivering high quality service for service users and community partners
  • Commitment to developing own knowledge and expertise

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
  • A capacity to develop new proposals and put forward solutions to address problems

Team Working & Leadership

Demonstrate:

  • The ability to lead the team by example, coaching and supporting individuals as required.
  • The ability to work  with the team to facilitate high performance, developing clear and realistic objectives
  • The ability to address performance issues as they arise
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt , positively contributing to the implementation of change

Communications & Interpersonal Skills

Demonstrate:

  • 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.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders to assist in performing the role and developing the service.
  • Excellent MS Office skills to include, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and experience of using an email system effectively e.g. Outlook

Main Responsibilities

Purpose of the post

To manage Mid West ARIES, the recovery education service for the Mid West ensuring that it provides high quality mental health recovery orientated education which is led by ‘experts by experience’ and supported by specialist mental health practitioners. ARIES will focus on developing and delivering a range of recovery orientated courses and workshops for service users, family members/-carers and staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead on the co-production and evaluation of the recovery education service and oversee the design and delivery of a range of recovery focused education modules and courses.
  • To hold responsibility for the day to day operational management of Mid West ARIES.
  • To manage the staff associated with the service.
  • To develop approaches to sustain recovery education across the region.
  • Manage the Mid West Recovery Education Service.
  • To be the specialist lead in the development, management and delivery of mental health education in the region.
  • To work with Mid West service users and communities to deliver recovery education in response to the needs of our local populations.
  • To become the expert in Recovery Education principles and practice and to model these throughout the region.
  • To manage the Recovery Education Service ensuring that the service develops, creates and delivers a range of educational material through co-production.
  • To lead the Recovery Education team in delivery of all aspects of the service core curriculum with a focus on principles of recovery, social inclusion and community development.
  • To ensure that all courses/modules are based on the core principles of adult learning.
  • To maximise the cost effectiveness of the service and assume responsibility for the management and utilisation of the recovery education budget ensuring the service operates within budget.
  • To develop and implement a sustainable plan for the recovery education service.
  •  To consult and inform the General Manager and Steering group of any issues that may affect the running of the service.
  • To maintain a responsive risk and issue log for the service.
  • To develop and implement a plan for recovery education facilitators training and support.
  • To keep the staff team informed of local service developments via regular team meetings.
  • To be available to work outside of ‘normal working hours’ if and when required.
  • To work under the direction of the Service Improvement Steering Group, compile and present the service’s annual reports and business plan.
  • To lead on the development of an evidence base for Recovery Education in the region.
  • To monitor and evaluate standards of service delivery ensuring the planning and implementation of services are undertaken in a way that promotes and respects coproduction.
  • Work under the direction of the General Manager and Steering Group, co-ordinate regular and thorough service reviews ensuring services develop in line with national agendas and new initiatives.
  • To ensure that the activities of all team members are conducted within a framework of accountability, ensuring that regular supervision is given to all staff and that all staff participate in an annual appraisal.
  • To ensure that the service is running in line with all appropriate policies and procedures.
  • To liaise as necessary with support services to ensure effective management of the service.
  • To collate monthly statistical returns as required.
  • To attend and contribute to management and professional meetings as necessary.
  • To regularly update knowledge of current professional developments and developments in the recovery education field.

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

Applicants suitable for this position are requested to send a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae by email only, no later than 24th January 2020 to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Please quote Reference Number 2020-002 when applying for the position. If Reference Number is not quoted, we cannot accept your application. 

Salary: €45,849 per annum

12 month specific purpose contract

Interviews will be held in the first week of February.

Applicants will be short listed for interview based on the information supplied on their CV and Cover Letter 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.

Mental Health Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Position Title: National Engagement and Recovery Lead (Grade VII)

Reports to: The Post holder will be seconded to the HSE and will report directly Mr Michael Ryan, Head of MH Engagement and Recovery or designated person.

Location: There will be flexibility around location subject to reaching agreement on a minimum level of availability to attend meetings at the National Engagement and Recovery Team base – currently St. Loman’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Information enquiries: Mr Michael Ryan, michael.ryan6@hse.ie

Reference Number: 2020-003

Applicants suitable for this position are requested to send a current Curriculum Vitae by email only, no later than Monday 10th February 2020 at 5:00pm to recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie

Please quote Reference number 2020-003 when applying for the position. If Reference number is not quoted, we cannot accept your application. 

National Engagement and Recovery Lead (Grade VII)

The Mental Health Engagement and Recovery Team’s aim is to lead and support the strategic and organisational development of mental health services which are responsive to the needs of people who access services and their supporters and those delivering the services. Five key objectives include

  1. Develop ways to incorporate lived and family experience into service improvement
  2. Empower individuals and families to be leaders in their own recovery
  3. Promote partnership between all stakeholders for better recovery outcomes
  4. Continue to ensure recovery education is accessible to all
  5. Continue to identify and promote best practice and innovation in recovery & engagement

All work is conducted through collaborative and coproduction approach between service providers, service users, family members and carers/supporters.  The MH Engagement and Recovery team is reflective of the coproduction process where team members have lived experience

Key working experience

The post holder will develop effective working relationships with all relevant national, CHO and local stakeholders as necessary to the role, including:

  • Service users, family members and carers/supporters
  • National CHO Mental Health Service management and staff, CHO Heads of Mental Health Services, Area leads for mental health, CHO Recovery Leads, SRF Leads,  Area Mental Health Teams, residential services and rehabilitation teams
  • Community and voluntary sector, including HSE funded partner organisations
  • Other internal/external stakeholders as appropriate

The Person

Eligibility Criteria

Personal experience of mental health challenges or family member/carer experience of caring for a person with mental health challenges including the recovery process and an ability to demonstrate insight and objectivity relating to that experience. This campaign is open to people with personal and/ or family, carer, supporter experience of mental health challenges including the recovery process and an ability to demonstrate insight and objectivity relating to that experience.

Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc

  • A degree or equivalent level qualification, supported by relevant experience
  • The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of the challenges and opportunities related to organisational change and service improvement and Mh Engagement and Recovery with reference to the mental health services

Age

Age restriction shall only apply to a candidate where s/he is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office occurs.

Health

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Other requirements specific to the post

Access to own transport as the post will involve travel.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive experience of service design and delivering change projects and /or quality improvement projects
  • Expertise by experience into the process of recovery for individuals and families from mental health challenges and the needs of role of individuals, families, carers and service providers  in recovery.
  • Knowledge and or experience of the HSE mental service structures
  • Evidence of building and managing relationships with key stakeholders – statutory, community and voluntary.
  • Proven ability to work independently at a managerial and leadership level.
  • Demonstrable record of achievement at managerial and transformative leadership level.
  • Excellent Project Management skills with an ability to plan, prioritise, delegate, measure and oversee activities.
  • Demonstrate management skills including managing budgets, team working leadership, management of change, negotiation, conflict resolution, innovation, creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Experience of efficient and effective management of financial resources to achieve maximum outcome.
  • Encourages, energises and mentors individuals and services in achieving their identified goals in embedding recovery into proactive.
  • Encourages ideas and innovation from others.
  • Experience of using structured change, service improvement  and project methodologies

Personal attributes

  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders and act as an ambassador for Engagement and Recovery.
  • Agrees achievable targets and clearly defines expectations.
  • Coaches, supports and develops people and encourages the use of initiative.
  • Networks with key players internally and externally.
  • Negotiates with sensitivity and focuses on finding win-win solutions.
  • Approachable with strong personal energy levels and resilience.
  • The ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships.
  • The post holder will be expected to undertake travel to services and initiatives.
  • Be flexible on working hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills

Main Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

These will include:

  • Deliver on the key objectives which are the responsibility of the Office for Mental Health Engagement and Recovery through work streams as set out in national service  plan  around key strategic areas of Recovery, Engagement and Service Improvement.
  • Supporting CHO’s/ Services to develop a strategic plan for the implementation of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health Services
  • Develop a strategy into a comprehensive plan to deliver an organisation change and service improvement methodology focused on building recovery capacity  and capability in the MHS
  • Provide leadership and vision to build capacity and capability across all stakeholder groups involved in the organisational change, service improvement and recovery and engagement process.
  • Co-Design, co- deliver and co-facilitate training in organisational change, service improvement and recovery and engagement processes to all stakeholder groups particularly in areas such as co-production, capacity building and practice development
  • To co-produce and co facilitate national recovery education training, conferences and seminars events on recovery, engagement, service improvement and organisational change that will illustrate best practice and innovation in these areas.
  • To support/lead on the delivery of recovery education programmes in line with ‘A framework for Recovery’ including programmes for people with enduring mental health conditions and marginalised populations.
  • Lead and support the implementation of MH Engagement and Recovery work programmes  as agreed with the Head of MHER utilising an appropriate project management methodology
  • Leading on the development of KPI’s to measure, monitor and sustain organisational change and the development of best practice in recovery and engagement in the MHS
  • Developing and providing a consultancy service to mental health services to support them in embedding recovery practice and recovery orientation in service provision in line with the National Framework for Recovery and with reference to national mental health policy and the recommendations of the Mental Health Commission.
  • Strategically represent the Office of MH Engagement and Recovery on occasion in agreement with the Head of MHER
  • Facilitating the co-design and co-development of recovery and engagement promoting infrastructure and relationships across mental health services. Incorporating relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • To drive the establishment of a culture of involvement for Service Users, Family Members and Carers in service improvement in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of mental health services
  • To provide line management and or supervision to assigned staff, as assigned and agreed by Head of MHER
  • Working with mental health services to set and achieve key performance indicators as per their Framework for Recovery Action Plan and engagement activity for the improvement of service delivery and outcomes for service users, families, carers and staff.
  • Co-developing and co- delivery of a communications strategy to support implementation of the National office for Engagement and Recovery’s strategic objectives
  • Supporting services in achieving agreed organisational change goals and service improvement to implement recovery orientated service delivery.
  • Fostering and further developing links with national and local stakeholders.
  • Liaising with other organisations and agencies concerned with the development of recovery orientated and engagement practice within the mental health services.
  • Ensuring service effectiveness and social outcomes are evaluated in line with agreed evaluation and monitoring processes.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with the HSE and other community and voluntary, statutory and non-statutory services.
  • Fostering a culture of co-production and collaboration with services and with partner agencies and organisations.
  • Have a working knowledge of national policy’s and regulations such as ‘A vision for Change’, HSE financial regulations, and the Mental Health Act and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.

Conditions of employment

Campaign Specific Selection Process

Short listing / Interview
A ranking and or short listing exercise will be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application CV and cover letter. The criteria for ranking and or short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements. Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process. The reform programme outlined for the Health Services may impact on this role and as structures change the job description may be reviewed. This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.

Tenure
The appointment is whole-time and specified purpose for a period of 2 years.

Remuneration
The Salary scale for the post is aligned to HSE Grade VII. Point of scale will be commensurate with experience.

Working Week

The standard working week is 37 hours per week.

 Annual Leave
The annual leave associated with the post to be confirmed at job offer stage

Superannuation

All pensionable staff becomes members of the pension scheme after the first year.

Probation
3 months

Please quote Reference Number 2020-003 when applying for the position. If Reference Number is not quoted, we cannot accept your application. 

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