Job Details: Clare Children and Young People’s Services: Youth Mental Health Needs Assessment


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Clare Children and Young People’s Services: Youth Mental Health Needs Assessment
[Clare Children and Young People’s Services]

INVITATION TO TENDER:
CLARE CYPSC YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

INTRODUCTION:

This project is being coordinated by the Clare Children and Young
People’s Services committee with funding from the Healthy Ireland
**Apply on the website** fund. A dedicated CYPSC multi-agency Working
Group has been established to oversee the development of this piece of
work.

The Clare CYPSC intends to develop a proposal which will be presented
to national funders, requesting the need for a level two MILD –
MODERATE community based youth mental health service.

The purpose of this piece of work is to capture needs and responses to
needs, based at level two, MILD - MODERATE presentations.

The age range would cover young people aged **Apply on the website**
– **Apply on the website** years old. Data gathered in this report
will form the core part of the proposal.

WHAT IS A MILD - MODERATE COMMUNITY BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE?

There are usually three levels of service provision which
agencies/organisations operate under. Provision can be categorised
under the following scale of need;

* universal provision needs,
* mild - moderate needs,
* severe - complex needs.

Some services only offer provision targeting one particular level of
need whereas others may offer interventions across all three levels.
Examples of mild – moderate presentations could be any of the
following:

* Behavioural difficulties and parent guidance
* Emotional problems such as anxieties, worries and fears
* Relationship difficulties within the family
* Adjustment to a traumatic event

OVERVIEW:

The successful candidate will collate and engage with the following
key stakeholders. A composite report of findings and recommendations
will be produced.

The successful candidate will deliver the following:

* Engage with YOUNG PEOPLE through focus groups/interviews/surveys in
relation to their own views on youth mental heath as well as what they
would like to see regarding community based provision ( minimum
**Apply on the website** participants)
* Engage with COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY SERVICES through focus
groups/interviews/surveys in relation to their own expertise on youth
mental heath as well as what they would like to see regarding
community based provision.
* Engage with STATUTORY SERVICES through focus
groups/interviews/surveys in relation to their own expertise on youth
mental heath as well as what they would like to see regarding
community based provision.
* Engage with PARENTS through focus groups/interviews/surveys in
relation to their own views on youth mental heath as well as what they
would like to see regarding community based provision. ( minimum
**Apply on the website** participants)
* Develop a basic statistical profile of mental health service
demands in Co. Clare of **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** year olds and **APPLY
ON THE WEBSITE** year olds ( i.e. referrals to statutory services,
community based referrals to local Family Resource Centres, Youth
provision, school based mental health supports being sought through
Guidance Counselors etc)
* Recommendations are developed following the above data collection
with regard to the most essential elements any new community based
mild-moderate mental health service should consider.

*_The element of the work which will involve engaging with young
people directly will not commence until Garda Vetting has been
completed._

_Members of the Working Group will endeavour to support the successful
candidate with contacts to establish focus groups/interviews with
stakeholders._

TIMESCALE:

The final report, including recommendations, will be completed within
**Apply on the website** weeks of signing the contract. The outlined
timescale is as follows:

* FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** – Closing date for
receipt of applications
* Short-listing will apply. Interviews will take place
MID-SEPTEMBER.
* START OF OCTOBER – Commencement of Needs Assessment
* Reporting / Progress Milestones will be agreed with the successful
candidate with an expectation that the recommendations report will be
completed by the start of FEBRUARY **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**
* Payments will be made on a staged basis in relation to agreed
milestones and satisfactory completion of the research and production
of the report

CONSULTANT / RESEARCHER PROFILE:

* The consultant will have an in-depth knowledge of appropriate
research methodologies and a proven, published track record in
relation to comparable research.
* The consultant should have an in-depth understanding of community
and family functioning with particular reference to youth mental
health and youth mental health service provision, both community and
statutory.
* The consultant should have experience in relation to developing
service delivery models with reference to: staffing / governance /
models of intervention / mechanisms of delivery / costings & budgets
* The consultant will have experience in relation to ensuring that
the project respects and honours the rights of participants in
relation to confidentiality, dignity and GDPR requirements.

PROCESS:

The consultant will be expected to:

* Work in partnership with the commissioner and the Working Group
* Collate, review and analyse relevant sources and all available
data pertaining to youth mental health ( ages **Apply on the website**
years) in Co. Clare.
* Proactively engage with the above stakeholders in a creative and
professional manner in order to achieve optimum participation.
* Deliver progress report updates in line with a schedule of agreed
delivery dates.
* Furnish Garda Vetting details to the commissioner on the day of
offer in order to expediate the Garda Vetting process.

CONSULTANTS / RESEARCHER SHOULD FURNISH THE FOLLOWING AS PART OF THEIR
SUBMISSION

* Their approach and detailed methodology in undertaking this
commission paying particular attention to methods of youth engagement
* The number, details of roles and input, and expertise of all staff
to be involved in the evaluation, and their specific relevant
experience.
* Curriculum Vitae (including the names of organisations for whom
consultancy work has been completed)
* Relevant samples of relevant previous work
* Two recent references ( referees must be available in July to
receive a call from the commissioner)
* Submit a recent Tax Clearance certificate

Tenders should clearly and individually cost each element of the work
outlined in the proposal and the sum should include staff costs (and
where relevant, third party expenses), travel, subsistence, word and
data processing, printing, and all other overhead expenses AS WELL AS
VAT.

Payments will be phased and linked to progress.

The maximum budget for this work is €**Apply on the
website**,**Apply on the website** ( inclusive of VAT)

MANAGEMENT AND EXPECTATIONS

The following terms and conditions regarding the management of the
project and the expertise expected from the consultant(s) also apply:

* The management of the project and the consultant(s) will be
reporting into an interagency Working Group structure.
* The consultant will be required to submit at LEAST TWO DRAFTS of
the final report, the second of which will be informed by comments and
suggestions by the project’s Working Group.

Short listing may apply following initial assessment of tenders, and
selected consultants tendering for this commission may be required to
make a presentation to a selection sub-committee.

Should the commissioned person NOT deliver updates and reports to the
Working Group within a reasonably accepted timeframe as agreed in
their contract, the commissioner has the right to withhold further
payment and terminate the agreement.

_(* Extensions may be negotiated in exceptional circumstances, however
the Working Group must be made aware of any extension requests in a
timely manner)_

Consultants are required to return their submissions to the
undersigned

**Apply on the website**

NB: Please reference: CLARE CYPSC YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUBMISSION in
your e-mail subject line

Submission deadline is: 5PM FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER. Any queries
regarding submissions will be followed up on after mid – August

Interviews will take place the week of **Apply on the website**th
September **Apply on the website** with work beginning in early
October **Apply on the website**.


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Type: Permanent
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