Wellbeing and Resilience Coordinator – Mojo Kildare

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic self starter who wants to make a difference in the lives of men. This is a contract position to develop, plan and deliver the Wellbeing and Resilience element of the Mojo Programme. The position is part-time and the successful applicant will be required to work an average of 7 hours per week for each cycle of a Mojo Programme delivered. Each Programme cycle is approximately 13 weeks.

Mojo Kildare is an interagency programme – managed by Teach Dara and funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and local agencies – developed to provide a coordinated response to men who are in ‘distress’ [1] because of employment issues, varied life challenges and mental health difficulties.

The programme aims to help develop the participants’ resilience and assist them to engage with local education, employment and mental health services so that they can be supported to improve their current circumstances.

The key objectives are to provide a resource to men by way of a training programme that engages them on a bi-weekly basis and to facilitate statutory and non statutory organisations to work together. In working together to develop and facilitate Mojo it is expected that the organisations will become more familiar with each other’s services and in turn provide a more comprehensive response to men who find themselves in difficult financial and social situations.

The training programme is divided into two weekly sessions over twelve weeks. Day 1 focuses on mental wellbeing and resilience building while day 2 focuses on adult guidance and access to services in the community (employment, education, and support). The programme include a number of guest speakers from local organisations. In addition, the participants also take part in a weekly physical fitness programme.

Wellbeing and Resilience Coordinator – Job Description

The role of the Wellness and Resilience Coordinator includes programme planning, delivery and development.

Role and responsibilites:
Working with the Mojo Programme Manager to design and deliver the wellbeing and resilience building element of the programme.
To develop a wellbeing and resilience handbook for the Mojo participants specific to the Mojo training programme.
Leading wellbeing and resilience building sessions including identifying, liaising with and supporting workshop facilitators and being responsible for the practical organisation of the sessions.
Attending care planning meetings for the Mojo participants.
To provide direction to the Life Planning Coordinator on emerging mental health issues in the Mojo groups.
Signposting Mojo men to appropriate mental health services should an issue emerge while they are on the training programme.
Being part of the delivery of Mini Mojo and other Mojo interventions as directed
To undertake agreed assessments with the participants when they start on the programme and when they leave.
To complete handover reports on each Wellbeing and Resilience session and provide updates to Programme Manager on emerging issues.
To keep a record of attendance.
To attend team meetings, external group supervision and any relevant training as appropriate.

Suitable candidates must have:
A recognised qualification in social care, psychology, mental health or a related field.
Have at least three years’ work experience post-qualification.
Completed level 1 and level 2 (WRAP) training or another evidence based mental health recovery training.
A clear knowledge and understanding of mental health recovery principles.
An in-depth understanding of mental health challenges.
Knowledge of the guidelines and principles set out in the Mojo Toolkit (see ‘Resources’ at www.mojo.ngo )
Experience of working in a group setting.
Experience of developing session plans.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
A particular interest in working with men.
Basic administration skills i.e. Microsoft Office Word and report writing.
It is desirable that candidates have

Knowledge of the health and social policy context in which Mojo operates
Experience in a team-working environment
Experience of working in the voluntary sector

Hours of work
The Wellbeing and Resilience Coordinator will initially work for a 14 week period on Mojo Programme 6 Celbridge (April – July 2017) and for a further 13 week period on Mojo Programme 7 Athy (September – December 2017). The successful candidate will need to be flexible in their working times as certain periods may require more hours than others ie. when recruiting new participants. The Programme Manager will negotiate with the Wellbeing and Resilience Coordinator how these hours may be claimed back when the demand is lower.

The rate of pay is €40 per hour.

The successful candidate will be garda vetted

Application Process
Please fill in the application form attached. Candidates should ensure their application takes full account of the role and responsibilities required for this position and demonstrate that they have the required skills and experience.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to:
niamh@kildare.mojo-programme.org by Thursday March 9th no later than 5pm. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview. Interviews will be held on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Second round interviews will be held Wednesday March 22nd.

[1] It is our understanding that men with increased distress are potentially at higher risk to suicide.

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