Regional School Co-Ordinator

Location Limerick City
Job-type Contract
Salary €40000 - €50000 per annum
Reference J341286


Regional School Coordinator position available


THE OPPORTUNITY:
Regional School Coordinator - Southern Region

ASAP start, Fixed Term 2-year contract initially (full time)


THE BACKGROUND:

At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with one of Ireland's leading charity providers.

The Regional Schools Coordinator will work as part of a Youth Mental Health Promotion Team, and collaboratively with local Services, to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of this organisation's One Good School™ Initiative. The post holder will ideally require classroom-based experience with an understanding of the post primary school setting and the wellbeing curriculum in Irish post-primary schools. A core feature of this role will involve the development and implementation of a broad range of programmes and initiatives to support capacity building within the education setting.

The successful candidate's base site will be within this Service's allocated service hubs, however due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they are evolving their working practices to ensure they keep you and their teams safe. At various times during the course of employment there may be a requirement to spend some of your time working from home, but more details will follow on this at the right time. There are clear protocols in place to support office working and working from home.


If you think the position is right for you, let's talk.


THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

The overall responsibility within this role;

• Play a key role in the development, implementation and evaluation of the organisation's mental health promotion work in post-primary schools, building further on the current One Good School™ Initiative
• Develop, implement and evaluate a broad range of school-based programmes and initiatives as part of the organisation's One Good School™ Initiative
• Work closely with Service teams to build the capacity of staff to deliver a comprehensive suite of workshops and programmes as part of their One Good School™ Initiative
• Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of quality assurance processes related to Youth Mental Health Promotion Department's programme of work in schools
• Work collaboratively with the Research and Evaluation Team in the evaluation of the Service's One Good School™ Initiative and associated workshops and training as requested
• Produce written reports and presentations regarding the One Good School™ Initiative
• Stay current with international developments in youth mental health education and training and adapt innovative programmes and practices to continually enhance the service's education and training programme
• Collaborate with the eLearning Design Officer in the development of online and e-learning educational materials, resources and programmes to support the implementation of the One Good School™ Initiative
• Work collaboratively with the fundraising team to support a fundraising strategy for the further implementation of the One Good School™ Initiative
• Participate as a member of the team in team meetings and other fora
• Carry out other duties upon request by the organisation in fulfilment of the service's vision, mission and strategic priorities.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for the role, you will need:

• A relevant third level qualification in health promotion, education (specifically post-primary), youth work or allied health profession (psychology, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy only) an experienced Guidance Counsellor would also be a very suitable candidate.
• Minimum of 3 years' work experience in a role where mental health & wellbeing promotion in relevant education settings were key responsibilities
• At least 2 years' work experience in the fields of health promotion or youth mental health
• Experience of developing and delivering education and training programmes and initiatives in relevant health promotion or education settings (i.e. where programme development, training and facilitation was a key part of your role)
• Experience of delivering quality training and capacity-building health promotion/wellbeing programmes for post-primary school teachers
• Experience of developing educational content for dissemination (e.g. training manuals, webinars, webpages, social media, toolkits), with particular reference to youth mental health issues
• Ability to write comprehensive framework documents, work plans and progress reports
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals and organisations
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate and work with a range of audiences from a variety of backgrounds
• Genuine passion about young people, their mental health and influencing change in Irish society in relation to youth mental health
• As this is a regional organisation, this role requires access to a car and the post will require travel for work and a willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required.
• Understanding of the issues which impact on the mental health of young people and an understanding of mental health promotion in the post-primary school setting
• Understanding of the wellbeing curriculum and classroom-based approaches and a working knowledge of the national policy context for wellbeing in post-primary schools
• Experience of working with principals, teachers and students
• Ability to meet strict deadlines and targets
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team, and the ability to prioritise a variety of tasks, and pay careful attention to detail


THE REWARDS:
You will enjoy the following benefits:
• Defined contribution pension scheme
• Annual leave 25 days, exclusive of public holidays and 1.5 company days
• Comprehensive annual CPD schedule
• Financial support for further education

THE DETAILS:
Location:Cork/Kerry/Tipperary/Limerick (regional)
Job-Type:2-years full time, fixed term
Salary:€40,000 - €50,000 per annum



TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer

THE CONTACT:

Katelyn 065 686 9300 (ext. 106)









TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.