Would you like to become a Support Group Assistant Facilitator for OCD Ireland? OCD Ireland, a non-profit organisation, is looking for Two Support Group Assistant Facilitators to help facilitate our support groups. The Assistant Group Facilitator will provide cover when a Group Facilitator is unable attend his/her regular group. These roles will also involve additional tasks. After a period of time, this individual will have the option of becoming a Group Facilitator if eligible. OCD Ireland has Dublin based support groups for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania (TTM or Trich) as well as a family and friends group. The groups meet in St. Patrick’s University Hospital on either a Monday or a Tuesday evening. The Assistant Group Facilitator would have the opportunity to co-facilitate some of these groups at different points. Details about OCD Ireland and the Support Groups can be found at www.ocdireland.org.

Duties and responsibilities of a Support Group Assistant Facilitator:

  • Provide cover, when needed, if an OCD Ireland Support Group Facilitator is
unable to facilitate a group.
  • Co-facilitates of groups when a Group Facilitator present.
  • Close the group.
  • Execute the check-out stage.
  • Attend to new group attendees prior to the start of the group if possible.
  • Participate with the OCD Ireland facilitator
  • Attend the free twice a year OCD Ireland trainings as well as OCD Ireland
meetings (these will be once or twice per annum).
  • Attend ASIST training and/or child protection
  • Liaise with the OCD Ireland Support Group Coordinator and Assistant-Coordinator
to confirm the monthly public talk series dates in order to share this information with the Support Group attendees when co-facilitating one.

Further Details:

  • All facilitators undergo an initial free OCD Ireland training and they are provided
with further free training twice a year.
  • All OCD Ireland facilitators are required to attend a two day ASIST training as well
as a one day child protection training (fee paid by OCD Ireland). Essential for Application:
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree in
  • Available either Monday and/or Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9
Desirable for Application:
  • Prior experience with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania
  • An understanding of Aspergers Disorder as it often co exists with OCD spectrum
  • Recent attendance at child protection
  • Prior attendance at ASIST
Application Details To apply for the above positions please forward the following:
  • A Curriculum Vita.
  • A cover letter clearly identifying your motivation for applying for the role.
  • Two written references.
The Support Group Assistant Facilitator role is a voluntary unpaid role and is Dublin-based and a commitment of up to a year is desirable. This information should be emailed to elisa.deniri@ocdireland.org. The closing date for applications from interested individuals is 17.00pm by 31st May 2019 at 17.00pm. The interviews will be held on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June 2019 from 18.00pm onwards. See advertisement  here in DOCX and PDF format