Book a place at the free Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in June

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in June to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Wednesday, 12th June 2019 from 9.30am until 1.00pm
  • Location: Nurses Education Centre, 14 Nelson Street, Dublin 7
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators but you must book online to reserve a place

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under supervisions

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Free Advanced Practice Workshop in Cavan – book online

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Cavan on 30th April to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Tuesday, 30th April from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Location: Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators but you must book online to reserve a place.

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under supervisions. 

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Parents Plus is seeking an Office Manager/Administrator

Post title: Office Manager/ Administrator

Parents Plus is seeking an Office Manager and Administrator who has excellent management and IT skills and who is a great team player. The ideal candidate will be a multi-tasker, able to contribute to all tasks in the office from booking and organising trainings, to communicating with clients via phone and email, as well as supporting the CEO in managing the organisation.

Responsibilities include

  • Maintaining relationships with professionals by phone and email
  • Updating and maintaining customer information on the CRM database
  • Supporting the production of training proposals and the preparation of training materials
  • Finance / Accounts: Invoicing of customers and accounts keeping
  • Event management: Manage the running of Parents Plus events, such as the national conference or any events that arise
  • Sales Support: Support the sales of training to professional agencies and networks
  • Supporting and assisting the CEO in the running of the charity
  • General administrative work, projects and office duties

Person requirements

  • Experience and training in administration and/or accounts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude and able to get on with people
  • Responsible, reliable and professional attitude
  • Knowledgeable in office organisation
  • Experienced with MS Office. Specific knowledge of Salesforce CRM database would be an advantage
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organised, good reasoning and analytical skills
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritise projects and meet deadlines
  • Has an appreciation of the work and mission of the Parents Plus Charity with a desire to learn and develop within the organisation

Conditions

Part-time (20-28 hours over a week), based in the Mater Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

€25,000- €30,000 (pro rata, based on 37 hour week) depending on experience.

About Parents Plus

Parent Plus is an Irish charity committed to developing educational and therapeutic programmes for families and supporting professionals and community leaders to deliver them in local communities. www.parentsplus.ie

To apply

To apply for this role, please fill out the application form that is available to download here and send this form and a covering letter to siobhan@parentsplus.ie

Closing date for applications is Monday, 29th April at 5pm

Interviews will be held on Friday, 10th May 2019

FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in April

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in April to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Tuesday, 9th April 2019 from 9.30am until 1.00pm
  • Location: Nurses Education Centre, 14 Nelson Street, Dublin 7
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators but you must book online to reserve a place

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under supervisions

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Introduction to the Parents Plus Programmes – free seminar

Parents Plus is hosting a free introductory seminar on the five Parents Plus programmes in Dublin in April 2019. PP FB image

  • When: 9th April 2019 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Location: Nurses Education Centre, Dublin 7
  • Cost: Free to attend, but registration is required below

This seminar is suitable for both practitioners and service managers who want to gain an understanding of the five Parents Plus programmes and how they can best be implemented within individual services. Samples of each programme will be presented as well as the evidence base along with a number of implementation strategies for getting the programmes off the ground both within individual services and larger organisations.

The session is free but has a limited number of places. To book a place, please add attendees and their details below. Note when booking, click the invoice option on payment and you will not be charged.

 

Please note when booking this free seminar, you will be brought to the payment’s page to confirm your booking. On this page, check all of your details and tick the box beside ‘I wish to be issued with an invoice’. Then click the Process Order button. You won’t be sent an invoice for this free seminar but your order will then be confirmed. 

Parents Plus CLG is Seeking New Trustees/ Directors for the Board

Parents Plus is currently looking for talented and motivated new Trustees who can advise and guide Parents Plus to the next stage of its development. We are also looking for potential Trustees who:

Have experience of delivering the Parents Plus Programmes in frontline agencies and/or managing the roll out of the programmes to communities.
Are parents who have attended a Parents Plus programme and who could represent the views of parents and families.
May not be directly involved in the services above but who might have specific skills in:
– Organisation Development for Charities
– Finance and Accounting
– Collaborating with state bodies such as, the Department of Education, Department of Health/HSE, Department of Children and Youth Affairs and TUSLA
– Rolling out national campaigns

Commitment of Trustees

Trustees are expected to attend five to seven board meetings a year and to participate in various subgroups that may be established from time to time. While the Directors are elected at the AGM each year, we envision that Trustees who become involved consider they are making a three to five year commitment. As per the Charity Governance code, Directors are voluntary appointments.

Support for Trustees

Parents Plus will support Trustees in gaining access to relevant training for the role and will pay all travel and subsistence expenses incurred in acting as a Trustee.

Application Process

Potential Trustees are asked to send in a CV and a statement of interest in the work of Parents Plus to john@parentsplus.ie

CVs will be reviewed by the CEO and the Chair of the Board and suitable applicants will be offered an individual interview.
Once a candidate is approved, then the person is invited onto the Board for a trial period of six months. This trial period allows both the candidate and the Parents Plus Board to decide if there is a good fit. At the end of the six months, if both the candidate and the existing Board members are happy then the candidate is invited to become elected as a trustee at the next AGM.

Background – Parents Plus CLG

Parents Plus CLG was founded in 1998 and works to develop and disseminate evidence-based programmes for families in Ireland and internationally. In order to ensure long-term sustainable benefit, the charity adopts a ‘train the trainer’ approach to empower professionals and community leaders to deliver the programmes in their agencies and local areas. Specifically, Parents Plus provides programme materials and facilitator training, post training supervision and coaching, as well as evaluation and implementation support to local agencies and groups over time to build long-term family support capacity, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Visit www.parentsplus.ie

Background – Parents Plus Programmes

Parents Plus currently has five flagship programmes, which are delivered as structured courses with small groups of parents, children and adolescents utilising DVD input, handouts, group exercises and homework. The programmes are delivered over six -12 weeks to small groups of parents and adolescents by community professionals who have undergone Parents Plus training.

The five programmes are:
1) The Early Year’s Programme (parents of children 1 – 6 years)
2) The Children’s Programme (parents of children 6 – 11 years) 
3) The Adolescent’s Programme (parents of adolescents 11 – 16 years)
4) The Working Things Out Programme (targeted at adolescents aged 11 – 16 years)
5) Parenting when Separated Programme (targeted at parents post separation)

We have currently two new programmes in development notably the:
a) Parents Plus Pathways Programme to support parents with children with a disability.
b) Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme to support healthy, active and positive family lifestyles.

The Parents Plus Programmes have all been developed in partnership with Irish parents and children specifically including their individual experiences. There is now a substantial body of evidence demonstrating the high impact of the Parents Plus Programmes in terms of reducing emotional/behaviour problems for children, alleviating parental stress, as well as improving children’s learning within the home.

See www.parentsplus.ie/research for further details.

 

 

Free Advanced Practice Workshop for facilitators in 2019

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in 2019 to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Thursday, 21st March 2019 – 1.30pm – 4pm
  • Location: ClareCare, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co Clare
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under additional training.

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Book Now – Group Supervision Training coming up

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Group supervision training sessions are a great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues, reflect on your experiences of running Parents Plus groups thus far, and access support to improve your practice.

The goals of the workshops are to:

  • Support facilitators to get PP groups up and running in their services
  • Support programme delivery
  • Consult on specific challenges/group facilitation skills
  • Provide information on the Parents Plus Accreditation process

Become a Parents Plus Champion Facilitator in 2019

In order to recognise the many facilitators and agencies who continue to deliver the Parent Plus programmes in a sustained quality way, Parents Plus are identifying a number of ‘champion’ facilitators, who will be eligible for extra support and supervision, as well as reduced cost training and programme materials.

Details about how to apply to become a Champion Facilitator are below.

Benefits of becoming a Parents Plus Champion

  • Receive extra support and supervision from Parents Plus Trainers to deliver your services to families.
  • Access to lower cost programme booklets, supervision and additional training.
  • Be eligible to apply for a discount on Parents Plus training for colleagues in your agency (who are going to co-facilitate groups).
  • Be recognised as delivering a quality service in your community.
  • Receive a special certificate from Parents Plus to recognise your champion status for the year you receive it.

Discounts for Parents Plus Champions

  • 1 free supervision session annually
  • 25 % discount on Parent booklets
  • 25% discount on additional Parents Plus training
  • 25% discount on facilitator training for colleagues in your agency who can act as co-facilitators
  • Discounts are available for the duration of champion status (e.g. 1/1/2019 – 31/12/2019)
  • Parents Plus reserve the right to vary discount rates at any point.

Criteria for becoming a Parents Plus champion

To become a champion facilitator you need to be:

  • Delivering one of the Parents Plus programmes at least two times a year.
  • Following the Parents Plus Quality Protocol as you deliver the programmes.
  • Be an accredited facilitator or be working towards accreditation.
  • Have run a Parents Plus programme at least twice in the preceding 18 months and have plans to run one twice in the next 18 months.
  • Be prepared to return to Parents Plus audit data on groups run (e.g. anonymised parent course review forms at the end of each group).
  • Have the full support of management in your agency re: becoming a Parents Plus Champion Facilitator.
  • Be prepared for you and your agency to be identified as a Parents Plus Champion on the Parents Plus website and within our social media communications.

Other Information

  • Parents Plus invite joint applications from co-facilitators in an agency delivering groups together, though individual applications will be considered also.
  • Champion status is awarded on a yearly basis and it can be renewed annually, once the facilitator(s) continues to meet the criteria above.
  • You are eligible to apply if you are working within an agency that has open referral for families (e.g. advertised to the public) and within specialist agencies with internal referral only (e.g. CAMHS and disability settings).

Application Process

To apply to become a Champion Facilitator 2019 please complete the short application form HERE and email it to siobhan@parentsplus.ie

The closing date for applications for the coming year is Thursday, 30th January 2019.

 

 

Free Supervision Offer for Trained Facilitators in the Parents Plus Programmes

We are always delighted to keep in touch with facilitators and hear about how the groups are going, the things that are working well and any of the challenges. We would like to support you in continuing to run good quality groups for parents and young people attending your service. Over the next period (until the end of Feb. 2019), we are offering free Supervision Sessions by phone or Skype/Facetime/Zoom.

These supervision sessions are available to individual facilitators, co-facilitating pairs or small groups of practitioners delivering the PP programmes within a service. You may be running or have recently run a group, or you and your colleagues may be aiming to get Parents Plus off the ground again in your service, or you may be a newly trained facilitator wanting support in getting started.

The PP Supervision Session focuses on helping practitioners:

  • Develop skills in effective programme delivery
  • Recruit participants for your groups and keep them coming each week
  • Develop a reflective practice approach
  • Improve group facilitation skills
  • Deal well with challenges
  • Use participant feedback effectively
  • Problem-solve any issues arising from the groups

To apply to avail of one of these free Supervision Sessions please email Eileen Brosnan at eileen@parentsplus.ie asap with the below details.

If you are applying on behalf of yourself and a co-facilitator or small group in your agency please include all names. We will then get in touch to arrange a suitable time-slot for you. These slots are limited, so we would encourage you to get in touch soon to secure a session.

Name:
Contact number:
Email:
Agency/service:
Which PP programmes are you trained in?

How many groups have you run so far since you were trained?

Are you currently running a programme? Give details of programme, start and finish dates, numbers etc.

What is your main goal for the Supervision Session?