Men’s Development Network: Facilitators for MEND Programmes

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Men’s Development Network

The Men’s Development Network is recruiting for:

Facilitators for MEND Programmes in Waterford, Wexford, Laois / Offaly, Carlow / Kilkenny and Kildare

[applicants should ideally be located near Waterford City, Wexford Town, Portlaoise, Carlow Town or Newbridge]

Contract Brief: Facilitation (one-to-one and co-facilitated group sessions) of the CHOICES Programme for male perpetrators of domestic abuse under contract to the Men’s Development Network (of which MEND is a project), funded by the Department of Justice and Equality. This will include appropriate (limited) administrative work and accountability to the MEND Area Coordinator. This work will run parallel with an integrated Partner Support Service.

Nature of Contract: This is contracted work for a maximum of 7 one-to-one sessions (per participant) of 1 hour’s duration and of 3 hours per week group work for a minimum of 16 weeks per programme. The CHOICES Programme is a Rolling Programme where participants attend a maximum of 7 one-to-one sessions and 6 modules of group work (23 sessions in all) plus 2 relapse prevention group sessions. You will be part of a team of 3 facilitators (gender mix) rotating facilitation. There will also be monthly Risk Management Meetings and Clinical Supervision and/or Practice Supervision sessions.

Ethos of approach: The MEND Programme aims to work in a supportive, respectful and challenging way with men to hold them accountable for their violence and abusive behaviour towards their partners/ex-partners, to bring about an end to this behaviour and to foster more caring and respectful ways of relating. The programmes use a mix of psycho-educational tools, exercises, role-play etc. as well as engaging with live material as it emerges. The Facilitators are expected to work with a therapeutic sensibility that will deepen the work of the group and maximise the men’s motivation to change that is rooted in each man’s developing ethical framework. The group sessions are videoed for the purpose of training and practice supervision.

Qualification: We are looking for people, in these locations, who have a counselling qualification or equivalent and experience facilitating groups would be of benefit.

Training: Training will be provided for successful candidates on the following dates: April 28th - 30th (3 days), May 22nd and 23rd (2 days), May 26th -28th (3 days) 2020 in Dublin. Those wishing to apply for this work must be available to attend all 8 days of training

To apply send a Covering Letter and current Curriculum Vitae to: or post to John Doyle, MEND c/o Men’s Development Network, 49 O Connell St. Waterford.

Closing Date for receipt of Applications: Friday 27th March 2020 by close of business

Interviews will be held in Waterford and Carlow at a date to be decided

For further information, phone John at 051 878866 and see

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th Mar, 2020
Various Locations
Expiry Date
27th Mar, 2020