Mental Health Ireland: Peer Education and Development Officer (Part-Time) - Dublin

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Peer Education and Development Officer

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. Treatment programmes are provided in accordance with a specialised model of care in order to optimise recovery.

The NFMHS is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to develop and deliver Advancing Recovery in Ireland peer education services. This aims to introduce an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development of modules which will be delivered within the NFMHS recovery college.

Mental Health Ireland, in association with HSE and National Forensic Mental Health Service is recruiting for a Peer Education & Development Officer to lead and co-manage the development and delivery of the recovery college.

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived mental health experience and 2 years experience working in a relevant field or equivalent experience.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Personal experience of mental health difficulties
  • 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.

This position is a 0.5 WTE, 12 month fixed term specific contract post based at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin. Please forward a CV and letter of application to

Download the job description attached below.

Interviews will be held week commencing 6th May and shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd April at 5pm.


Dublin 14

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