Mental Health Ireland: Recovery Educator (Part-Time)

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CHO8 MLM, Midlands Louth Meath Mental Health Services is a service that covers six counties including Longford and Westmeath MHS. These services are working towards developing a strong recovery oriented practice approach to service delivery and service user engagement The service is largely comprised of Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) that aim to offer support to people and their supporters in their own home and approved centres that provide inpatient services. CHO 8 is working towards implementing the principles outlined in the HSE National Framework for Recovery Mental Health (2018-2020).

CHO 8 is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to continue to develop, deliver and embed recovery education in the services, with particular focus on the midland counties and specifically the Longford/Westmeath catchment area. Longford/Westmeath MHS hope to establish a recovery college to cater for the needs of midland population. This initiative aims to promote an educational approach to recovery in mental health through the development and delivery of coproduced content in recovery collge settings and elsewhere with a clear emphasis on attending to narrative, building relationships and harnessing high quality adult learning.

Mental Health Ireland, in collaboration with HSE CHO8 MLM is recruiting a Recovery Educator (part time) who will be based in the midlands and assist services in achieving targets set out in the HSE National Framework for Recovery Mental Health (2018-2020).

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived or family member mental health experience and 2 years experience working in a relevant field. The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Experience of group facilitation training and /or education or similar engagement process with adult learners, service users and family members as relevant to this role.
  • Personal or family member 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 working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as relevant to this role.

This position is a 12 month fixed term contract of 25 hrs per week and the post will based in Athlone. Please forward a CV and covering letter of application to

Download the job description attached below.

Interviews will be held on week begining 2nd of September 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 12th August 2019.



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