Job Details: Meath Partnership: Meath Wellness Hub Mental Health Project Officer


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Meath Partnership: Meath Wellness Hub Mental Health Project Officer
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MEATH WELLNESS HUB MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION

EMPLOYER:  Meath Partnership         

JOB TITLE:  Meath Wellness Hub Mental Health Project Officer

LOCATION:   Meath Partnership offices in Kells, Co. Meath.

RESPONSIBLE TO: SICAP Manager and the CEO thereafter

BACKGROUND TO THE ROLE: Meath Partnership set up the Meath Wellness
Hub in **Apply on the website** as a centre for mental health support
and recovery providing a range of services to clients, and their
families, with self-experience of mental ill health. The aim of the
Hub is to create an accessible and integrated service working within
deprived communities to provide individuals, families and groups with
timely, appropriate, cost-effective, local support and care. Funding
for the Hub has been secured for a period of 3 years subject to the
successful implementation of the Programme.

The Meath Wellness Hub will adopt the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®,
or WRAP® methodology as the cornerstone of its delivery approach when
working with clients across Co. Meath.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: The role of Project Officer is to assist with the
smooth day-to-day operation of the Wellness Hub in County Meath
providing services for a diverse group of clients within the
community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develop and implement mental health and wellness programmes in line
with client needs to promote an ethos of positive mental health
* Lead on the recruitment of participants and clients and schedule
all supports and WRAP sessions in consultation with the SICAP Manager
* Manage the logistical arrangement for all workshops, sessions and
one-to-one interventions
* Act as co-facilitator for WRAP client groups and support sessions
* Excellent administrative and record keeping experience to support
client sessions and interventions.
* Work with the SICAP Manager to facilitate information and wellness
workshops at county-level based on identified local needs
* Work in partnership with the SICAP Programme Manager to create
programmes for clients and integrate them into existing programme
design based on the WRAP® approach
* Represent Meath Partnership on relevant working groups and attend
relevant meetings and conferences to further the development of the
Meath Wellness Hub
* Participate in training, skills development and team development
programmes as required
* Input into progress reports for Management, Board and External
Funders
* Co-operate and co-ordinate activities with other programmes within
Meath Partnership to ensure a focus on excellent customer service to
our clients and stakeholders
* Deliver on successful relationship building with relevant external
stakeholders to support effective collaboration

SKILLS:

* Excellent people and organisational skills
* Excellent communication and facilitation skills
* Previous experience as a WRAP facilitator is highly desirable;
willingness to be trained in the approach is required if experience is
not present
* Ability to coach and mentor clients using a community development
framework of participation, inclusiveness and empowerment
* Key working and case management experience and proven track record
of one to one work with clients.
* Have good working knowledge and understanding of the mental health
sector and supports available to clients including the service gaps
and deficits
* Strong communication and presentation skills
* Must be able to work in a collaborative fashion with an open and
honest communication style
* Adaptive thinker, problem-solver and ability to work on own
initiative

QUALIFICATIONS:

* A degree qualification or professional qualification in areas such
as Counselling, Psychology, Social Care, Mental Health Nursing etc.
* A minimum of 1-year post-qualifying experience of working directly
with clients in a paid or voluntary capacity

This job description is intended to outline key duties and
responsibilities for this position. It is not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and activities to be
attended to. A flexible approach to tasks which arise that are not
specifically detailed in this job description will be required.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT  

1 x full-time position is on offer working **Apply on the website**.5
hours per week. The nature of the work may require working unsocial
hours i.e. evenings and weekend. Access to own transport is also
essential given the outreach nature of the posts on offer. This
position is subject to Garda Vetting in line with Meath Partnership
policy.

Duration: Specified purpose contract for 2 years. A six-month
probationary period applies.

SALARY:  The salary is €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the
website** to €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** per
annum

LEAVE: The annual leave entitlement is twenty-five (**Apply on the
website**) days per annum, pro-rata for shorter periods. Entitlement
to leave for Public Holidays is in accordance with the terms of the
Organisation of Working Time Act **Apply on the website**.  Meath
Partnership closes for five (5) days at Christmas; this time is
included in the annual leave entitlement detailed above.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please submit the following:

* A brief cover letter stating suitability for the position
* A curriculum vitae summarising your qualifications and relevant
experience.

Please send your application to **Apply on the website**. Applications
should be clearly marked “Wellness Hub Project Officer”. Meath
Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer and and all personal
data will be retained in line with our GDPR policy.

Closing date for receipt of applications is TUESDAY **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**TH OCTOBER. Late applications will not be considered. 
Interviews will take place on Thursday 4th November **Apply on the
website**.

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