Aware: About us:
Aware, the national mental health organisation providing support, education and information for people impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions, wishes to recruit a number of Mental Health Professional Trainers, to deliver the organisation’s new Living Well With Bipolar Disorder Programme, based in the following areas of the country only;
(Please note, this is not a full time role; a commitment to deliver a minimum of 2 complete Living Well With Bipolar Disorder programmes, per 6 month contract, is required).
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Qualified and experienced Mental Health Professionals, with training experience, are invited to apply, e.g., Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychiatric Social Workers, RPN (please note candidates must have a professional qualification gained from a minimum 3 year course). All applicants need to have experience dealing with people who have experienced depression and / or bipolar disorder.
ABOUT THE BIPOLAR DISORDER SUPPORT PROGRAMME
The overall objective of Aware’s new Living Well with Bipolar Disorder Programme is to provide people who experience bipolar disorder, and the people who support them, with opportunities to understand and manage it effectively. The programme is delivered in a safe and confidential environment. The programme allows participant’s to proactively deepen their understanding of the impact of bipolar disorder on them, and people who support them.
Due to the nature of the programme content and target audience, it is essential that applicants for this role have significant knowledge and understanding of bipolar disorder. Applicants also need to have the ability to demonstrate empathy, be able to identify with the audience and the various challenges they may have faced/be facing with a recent and/or long-term diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Extensive knowledge and experience of dealing with people who have bipolar disorder (minimum of 3 years).
• A deep understanding of the emotional and psychological impact of this condition.
• Experience delivering and facilitating interactive training to groups of up to 15 adults.
• Very strong communication and facilitation skills in the virtual sphere as well as in a face-to-face environment.
• Strong proficiency in use of Zoom.
• Knowledge of CBT and its applications.
ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
1. Professional qualification in a mental health discipline, e.g. Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counselling, RPN, etc., which meet the requirements of your disciplines professional body, i.e. PSI, IACP, IAHIP.
2. A minimum of three years’ relevant mental health experience
3. Extensive experience of delivering training programmes/workshops to groups
4. A clean full driving license and own transport
5. Must own the necessary equipment conducive to training/presenting, i.e., laptop, projector and speakers
6. Required to be self-employed and will be hired on a sessional basis only
7. Required to hold professional indemnity insurance & Public liability insurance
8. Excellent IT skills
9. Garda clearance will be required
10. Provision of two references
11. Completion, or evidence of completion, of the HSE ‘Children First’, “Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse”. E-learning Modules will be required
Full and comprehensive training will be provided by Aware to those candidates selected from the interview process.
We are planning for this programme to be delivered in-person, as well as virtually via Zoom. You may be required to deliver the programme using either, or both, of these delivery options.
More information on this education programme is available on Aware’s website; www.aware.ie
For information on this role, the criteria required to be considered as a Mental Health Professional Trainer, and the option to apply, please go to www.aware.ie/workwithus
Closing date for applications: Friday 19th November 2021
Please note, you will be contacted only if you are shortlisted to attend an interview.
Formal training will be held for successful candidates post interview process, with the need to be available to attend training and commence delivery of the Living Well With Bipolar Disorder Programme shortly after completion of training.