Mental Health Ireland / South East Community Health Care: Lead Peer Educator

Mental Health Ireland / South East Community Health Care: Lead Peer Educator

HSE                   Mental Health Ireland

Lead Peer Educator

The South East Community Health Care Meath Mental Health Services is a service that covers the six counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. 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 centers that provide inpatient services. SECH is working towards implementing the principles outlined in the HSE National Framework for Recovery Mental Health (2018-2020).

Mental Health Services are in an on-going process of change, as part of this the concept of a whole service approach to co-produced recovery education has emerged, where the expert by experience and the expert by profession work together to develop educational based workshops that are interactive and are focused on recovery and wellness and are inclusive of all.

The Recovery College South East established in 2015, as part of and National initiative by mental health services to bring together people who provide our services, those who use them and their families and community supports, to work on how we make our mental health services more recovery focused. We promote a whole service wide approach to recovery education that will drive change by bringing together all stakeholders to create, develop and support non-stigmatising services and embed recovery principles and practise at every level of the development of the service. The Recovery College works in partnership with Social inclusion and substance misuse, and the Voluntary organisations,

South East Community Health Care, in collaboration with Mental Health Ireland is recruiting a Lead Peer Educator who will be based in Kilkenny and who will assist services in achieving targets set out in the HSE National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health (2018-2020). This is also in line with Living Life Well / Goal 5 of Mental Health Irelands strategy – Empowerment – from Ideas to Actions (2019 – 2021).

  • A relevant qualification in a health, education, or related field from Level 6 on the QQI Framework, including knowledge of adult education principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recovery approach’s and philosophy in mental health and addiction challenges informed by personal lived experience.
  • Evidence of training and experience in developing and delivering recovery education training programmes and workshops.
  • A track record and demonstrable competence in the support and development of projects and new initiatives that promote recovery and positive mental health.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as relevant to this role
  • 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.

This position is a full time 1 year fixed term contract (37 hours, excluding lunch) and the post will based in the Recovery College South East, Greenshill, Kilkenny

Please forward a CV and covering letter of application to

Download the job description

Interviews will be held on week beginning September 30th 2019. Shortlisting may apply.

Closing date for applications Wednesday September 4th 2019 at 5pm.