Job Title: Mental Health Recovery Support Worker
Reporting to: Regional Mental Health Team Leader
Salary: €33,630 per annum
Contract Type: 35 hours per week, full time fixed term 1 year contract
Location: This position will cover Kerry as part of Region 1 (Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Tipperary North).
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.
⦁ 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.
⦁ Facilitation and delivery of Shine groups
⦁ Support and deliver Shine education courses.
⦁ Provide support to facilitators of Shine groups and education courses.
⦁ 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
⦁ 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 direction 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 of facilitating groups
⦁ Previous experience of delivering training/education programmes to groups.
⦁ At least 2 year’s 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 include:
⦁ 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.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For informal enquiries please contact Tian Herbert at email@example.com or on 086 852 5147
Application Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 1st March 2024
Conditions of Appointment:
All offers of posts are subject to Garda Vetting approval and completion of HSELand Children First E-learning programme prior to commencement of employment.