Vacancy: Community Mental Health Peer Support Worker Cork

By Cillian Russell on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 in News, Vacancies.

We are actively seeking individuals with lived experience to apply for the Mental Health Peer Support Worker post. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to recovery and the ability to manage their mental health wellness.


Co-ordinator of Centre and Team Leader of Resource and Counselling Services


Hours: 21 hours/3 days per week, permanent contract

Salary: €13,912.20 (based on 21 hours per week)

Base: Shine Cork Centre, 14a Washington Street, Cork City


  • To promoting the aims and objectives of Shine.
  • Through their work and personal experience; promote, model and share their journey of recovery and discovery
  • To work with individuals with lived experience of mental ill health 


  • Work as part of the Shine Cork Centre team
  • Use their expertise and experience to inspire hope and recovery in others who are undergoing similar mental health experiences
  • Under the direction of Coordinator or Mental Health Worker
    • Engage in peer to peer group work
    • Support and encourage individuals to achieve their goals and to self-advocate
  • Undertake any such duties as requested by Shine

Please note, successful applicants cannot access any of Shine’s support services and cannot be members of Shine. Shine supports all employees in their specific posts through the Line Management structure and Shine has an Employee Assistance Scheme in place.

Conditions of Application:

Please apply by application form and return by e-mail to inserting Cork MHSW in the subject heading.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V.’s) will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: Thursday 14th February 4pm

Interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 27th of February. Successful candidates will be contacted to attend.

Conditions of Appointment:

All offers of posts are subject to Garda Vetting approval and completion of HSELand Children First E-learning programme prior to commencement of employment.

Data protection:

As part of the recruitment process, you provide personal and sometimes sensitive information about yourself to Shine.  Shine is committed to having safeguards in place in keeping with current regulations. This applies to all data collected and processed, whether collected on paper, stored in a computer database or recorded on other media.  For more information about your rights please read the attached Personal Data Privacy Statement

NOTE: Due to the anticipated large number of applicants, we will not be able to reply to unsuccessful candidates. We thank you for your interest and appreciate the time and effort you have taken to apply for the post on offer.  “

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