West Cork Development Partnership: Personal Development Officer (Part-Time)

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West Cork Development Partnership

wishes to recruit

-Personal Development Officer-

to aid the delivery of the Ability Programme in the West Cork Region

Part Time (20 hours) Maternity Post commencing September 2020

The Ability programme supports young people aged between 18- 29 years of age that are living with a mental health condition. The programme uses person centred approaches to support, build skills and empower for motivation and confidence. The programme is a gateway for people with mental health conditions to access education, employment and reintegration into their communities

The Personal Development Officer (PDO) will work closely with the Youth Development Officer to develop, implement & evaluate the programme. The PDO will co- implement referral processes to the Occupational Therapist, Youth Engagement Officer, Facilitators and Tutors. The PDO will co-implement recruitment of participants, assessment and exit strategies. The PDO will work directly with participants to empower them to progress closer to education, training or employment. The PDO will maintain a high standard of record keeping including data management, risk management and person-centred plans. The PDO will co-produce reports for board, funders and relevant stakeholders. The PDO will link with partner organisations and progress the involvement of additional sectors / expertise in the project. The PDO will be involved in building an awareness of the Ability project across all relevant stakeholders (including employers).

A recognised and relevant 3rd level qualification

Experience/ Competencies Requirements:
Post graduate experience of working with young adults with mental health needs
Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
Experience of attending and contributing to third party agency MDT meetings
High level of ICT skills
Compliant to Risk Management systems, CRM system, GDPR requirements
Membership of a relevant professional body
Additional training in the areas of mental health
High level of administration skills including ability to work with software packages
Ability to work on own initiative
Excellent time management skills
Excellent caseload management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience of/ ability to identify and apply for various funding streams
Experience of/ability to keep up to date with social media and input to same
Experience of and ability to actively contribute to programme development

How to apply:
For further information please contact Arran O Driscoll at 0238834035 or arran@wcdp.ie
Closing date 5pm 3rd July 2020
No late applications will be considered.

West Cork Development Partnership is an equal opportunities employer

West Cork Development Partnership

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Jun, 2020
West Cork
Expiry Date
3rd Jul, 2020