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We are looking for applications for an experienced trainer to take a leading role in the delivery of mental health first aid training in Ireland.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and help shape how mental health first aid training is expanding to adults supporting young people and with our peer-to-peer Teen programme.

  • Must hold a 3rd level and / or professional qualification in a related field
  • Take a lead role in the roll-out, delivery and development of Mental Health First Aid Ireland Youth and Teen programmes.
  • Manage the timetable for all Mental Health First Aid Youth / Teen Courses and ensure that they are running consistently and effectively so as to ensure that both a high quality and value for money service is being delivered.
  • Take a lead role, in conjunction with the MHFAI Manager and Director in engaging key local and national stakeholders in the Youth and Teen mental health arena.
  • Furthermore they show a keen ability to work as part of a team, sharing ideas and learning for the development and betterment of MHFA Ireland.

Person Specification

  • Knowledge and experience of Youth mental health services, programmes and any national policy and guidelines relating to MHFAI Youth/ teen.
  • Knowledge of best practice mental health awareness programmes and first aid training operating within this model.
  • Knowledge of best practice in Child Safeguarding.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and previous experience in people management.
  • Proven track record of operational capabilities including the management of resources / staff within a changing environment.
  • Excellent IT, Communication, Presentation and Report Writing Skills are required.
  • Proven track record in a Youth Mental Health role within a health care environment.
  • Proficient organisational and planning skills with the ability to deliver quality services in both an efficient and patient centred manner.
  • Have an ability to motivate and provide leadership and focus to the team within MHFAI Youth and Teen.
  • Be capable of inspiring, motivating and involving staff and trainers to work in a climate of effective teamwork to achieve objectives.
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and provide energy, enthusiasm and commitment, capable of the successful implementation of Mental Health First Aid Ireland Youth / Teen across the Republic of Ireland.

Pay scale: CNM2 or Clerical Grade VI scale equivalent.

Informal enquiries to Mr. Donal Scanlan, Mental Health First Aid Manager, 01-2771489.

For a full job description, call 01-2771509.

Please forward your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to:

Emma Grant

Human Resources Assistant

Saint John of God Hospital


Co. Dublin

Closing date is: Friday 13th July 2018