National survey on the experiences of those living with psychosis

As our government prepares for Budget 2023, Shine in partnership with Mental Health Reform and the HSE National Clinical Programme for Early Intervention in Psychosis, wants to hear the voice of people affected by psychosis to support our call for increased funding for improved specialised psychosis supports nationally.

In our national conversations around mental health, the voice of those that experience psychosis and their families is under represented and often not heard. We understand the concern and fear affecting those who have experiences with psychosis and how it presents a barrier to speaking out. However, it means that psychosis remains a stigmatised and rarely spoken about experience.

International evidence has shown that people who experience psychosis deserve and need dedicated, specialised supports and services. We need to demand that current treatments are not good enough and more needs to be done, at a quicker rate, to support people experiencing psychosis.

Have you, a family member or friend, an experience of living with psychosis? If so, we want to hear from you. Please take our survey and have your voice heard.

The survey will remain open until 5pm on Friday 12th August.

Thank you

Vacancy: Mental Health Recovery Support Worker (Region 2)

We are hiring!

Job title: Mental Health Recovery Support Worker

Reporting to: Regional Mental Health Team Leader

Salary: €33,630 per annum

Contract type: Full time, 35 hours per week, permanent contract

Location: 

Base/ Main Geographical Remit of Role: Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary South


Regional Area: Dublin South, Wicklow, Kildare, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Tipperary South, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford. Occasional travel across regions may be required.

Purpose of Role:

  • To promote and deliver the aims and objectives of Shine in accordance with strategic and operational plans.
  • To foster the Shine ethos and values.
  • Implement and practice the Shine Recovery and Engagement Model to empower people to manage their mental health recovery effectively.
  • The Mental Health Recovery Support Worker will work in the community with people who experience ongoing mental health difficulties and with people who are family/supporters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key working with people who experience ongoing mental health difficulties and with people who are family/supporters.

  • Assist people who use our services in developing and/or implementing a recovery plan that identifies areas of support and goal development, ensuring goals are attainable and time specific, and that the individual plays an integral role in the decision-making process.
  • Build trusting and non-judgemental relationships with users of the service.
  • Using a person-centred approach to key working.
  • Support people on their journey of recovery using a range of approaches, including family recovery support.
  • Record progress and impact and outcomes of the service.
  • Signpost, outreach and advocate in partnership with service users in their community.
  • Assist people who use our services to develop social support networks in their community.
  • Work as part of a system that enables immediate response to brief information and support queries.

Community Engagement

  • Promote the work of Shine through the provision of information talks, presentations and awareness events in the community.
  • Build relationships with statutory and community partners.
  • Collaborate with statutory and other voluntary/community sector partners on projects and initiatives focused on mental health and recovery.

Training/Facilitation

  • Facilitation and delivery of Shine groups.
  • Support and deliver Shine education courses.
  • Provide support to facilitators of Shine groups and education courses.

Other duties

  • Develop and participate in specific Shine projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all work.
  • Participate in the development, evaluation and implementation of services.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the Shine team.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Any other duties as required by Shine.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience in community and/or recovery work using a person-centred approach.
  • Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to maintain professional standards with regard to people who use our services.
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental approach to working with people.
  • Flexibility in approach to work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health and recovery services in Ireland.
  • Ability to work within a team and follow directions as well as the ability to work alone and on your own initiative.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A recognised third-level qualification in a relevant health and social care discipline.
  • Previous experience in facilitating groups.
  • Previous experience in delivering training/education programmes to groups.
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience working in a relevant field.
  • Full clean driver’s license and use of own car.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Shine Benefits

  • Support and supervision provided by your line manager on a regular basis.
  • Training and ongoing professional development.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
  • 24 days annual leave per annum (pro rata for part-time employees) plus one wellbeing day per annum.
  • Access to Shine pension scheme with contribution from employer.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.

Application Process 

Application is by official Shine Application form ONLY. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.’s) will not be accepted. Send your completed Application Form in Microsoft Word or PDF format to recruit@shine.ie. with e-mail subject line “Mental Health Recovery Support Worker (Region 2)”.

All offers of posts are subject to Garda Vetting approval and completion of HSELand Children First E-learning programme prior to commencement of employment.

 

Full Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Shine Privacy Statement

Vacancy: Mental Health Recovery Support Worker (Region 3)

We are hiring!

Job title: Mental Health Recovery Support Worker

Reporting to: Regional Mental Health Team Leader

Salary: €33,630 per annum

Contract type: Full time, 35 hours per week, permanent contract

Location: 

Base1/ Main Geographical Remit of Role: Dublin North City and County
Base 2/ Main Geographical Remit of Role: Meath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan
Base 3/ Main Geographical Remit of Role: Roscommon, Galway, Mayo

Regional area covers: Dublin North City and County, Meath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Roscommon, Galway, Mayo. Occasional travel across regions may be required.

Purpose of Role:

  • To promote and deliver the aims and objectives of Shine in accordance with strategic and operational plans.
  • To foster the Shine ethos and values.
  • Implement and practice the Shine Recovery and Engagement Model to empower people to manage their mental health recovery effectively.
  • The Mental Health Recovery Support Worker will work in the community with people who experience ongoing mental health difficulties and with people who are family/supporters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key working with people who experience ongoing mental health difficulties and with people who are family/supporters.

  • Assist people who use our services in developing and/or implementing a recovery plan that identifies areas of support and goal development, ensuring goals are attainable and time specific, and that the individual plays an integral role in the decision-making process.
  • Build trusting and non-judgemental relationships with users of the service.
  • Using a person-centred approach to key working.
  • Support people on their journey of recovery using a range of approaches, including family recovery support.
  • Record progress and impact and outcomes of the service.
  • Signpost, outreach and advocate in partnership with service users in their community.
  • Assist people who use our services to develop social support networks in their community.
  • Work as part of a system that enables immediate response to brief information and support queries.

Community Engagement

  • Promote the work of Shine through the provision of information talks, presentations and awareness events in the community.
  • Build relationships with statutory and community partners.
  • Collaborate with statutory and other voluntary/community sector partners on projects and initiatives focused on mental health and recovery.

Training/Facilitation

  • Facilitation and delivery of Shine groups.
  • Support and deliver Shine education courses.
  • Provide support to facilitators of Shine groups and education courses.

Other duties

  • Develop and participate in specific Shine projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all work.
  • Participate in the development, evaluation and implementation of services.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the Shine team.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Any other duties as required by Shine.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience in community and/or recovery work using a person-centred approach.
  • Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to maintain professional standards with regard to people who use our services.
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental approach to working with people.
  • Flexibility in approach to work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health and recovery services in Ireland.
  • Ability to work within a team and follow directions as well as the ability to work alone and on your own initiative.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A recognised third-level qualification in a relevant health and social care discipline.
  • Previous experience in facilitating groups.
  • Previous experience in delivering training/education programmes to groups.
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience working in a relevant field.
  • Full clean driver’s license and use of own car.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Shine Benefits

  • Support and supervision provided by your line manager on a regular basis.
  • Training and ongoing professional development.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
  • 24 days annual leave per annum (pro rata for part-time employees) plus one wellbeing day per annum.
  • Access to Shine pension scheme with contribution from employer.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.

Application Process 

Application is by official Shine Application form ONLY. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.’s) will not be accepted. Send your completed Application Form in Microsoft Word or PDF format to recruit@shine.ie. with e-mail subject line “Mental Health Recovery Support Worker (Region 3)”.

All offers of posts are subject to Garda Vetting approval and completion of HSELand Children First E-learning programme prior to commencement of employment.

 

Full Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Shine Privacy Statement

Shine Pre-Budget 2023 Submission

With the planning and discussion for the Budget 2023 happening, Shine as an organisation wanted to ensure that the voices and needs of the people who use and need mental health supports and services will be heard.

For this reason, last week, we shared a survey asking people with lived experience of mental health challenges, family members and supporters, and individuals delivering mental health services, to share their ideas and demands for improved mental health services.

We are grateful to everyone that took the time to complete the survey. We have now compiled the messages we received into a letter that we sent this morning to the following ministers:

  • Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler
  • Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, TD
  • Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly
  • Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath

You can read our full submission to the government here:

Shine Pre-Budget 2023 Submission to Government