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1 RICHMOND FOUNDATION Careers Opportunity Seminar Doris Gauci 27th February 2003

2 Richmond Foundation Is an NGO working in community mental health and is non-profit making Affiliated to international organisations working in community mental health – Richmond Foundation International and GAMIAN

3 Mission To serve the Maltese Community as a leader in the provision of community rehabilitation and support services for persons with mental health problems FOR MORE INFO...

4 Values & Philosophy We believe that every person has the right to be treated –as a unique individual –with respect and dignity the right to have access to information and services which promote the greatest degree of empowerment and self-determination, informed choice and equality potential and can contribute to society

5 Consumers Individuals between the ages of 17 and 59 who are suffering from mental health problems & who as a consequence may meet with loss of skills, isolation, relationship problems, economic & housing difficulties Individuals who are experiencing stress in their personal life, at work or as part of the life-work balance and who form part of an organisation/business

6 Aims & Objectives RF translates its mission by having aims and objectives related to: Services Promotion of good mental health and Prevention of mental health problems Education

7 Aims & Objectives related to Services Providing residential and day, community based rehabilitation facilities Providing opportunities for housing with support Providing opportunities for training, employment and support at the work place Assisting persons to remain in the community and to live as full a life as possible

8 Providing services which will prevent mental health problems in the work place Assisting in the promotion of good mental health within the general public FOR MORE INFO... Aims & Objectives related to Prevention & Promotion

9 Aims & Objectives related to Education Providing training to staff within the organisation Assisting in the training of staff from other agencies in the mental health and other caring fields Assisting in the training of students in the caring field

10 Services offered Villa Chelsea Rehabilitation Facility Home Support Service Supported Housing Scheme Supported Employment Programme Staff and Organisation Support Programme

11 Villa Chelsea A rehabilitation facility whose aim is to help persons with mental health difficulties to learn the necessary skills to be able to live an independent life in the community Staffing –Project Co-ordinator –Project Workers –Assistant Project Workers (relievers) FOR MORE INFO...

12 Home Support Service Assists and supports persons with mental health difficulties to live as full a life as possible in the community Staffing –Team Leader (vacant) –Home Support Workers Role of Home Support Worker involves –assessing a person’s needs, drawing up and evaluation of care plan –providing emotional, social and psychological support and education on issues related to mental ill health

13 Supported Housing Scheme Provides housing with support to persons with long term mental health difficulties Staffing –Supported Housing Co-Ordinator –Supported Housing Aide FOR MORE INFO...

14 Supported Employment Programme Assists persons with mental health difficulties find suitable, paid, sustainable employment in the community –training –job exposure –job placement –on going support Staffing –Supported Employment Co-ordinator –Supported Employment Aide

15 Staff & Organisation Support Programme Helps to prevent mental illness from developing and supports organisations in providing a working environment which promotes positive mental health Staffing –Co-Ordinator (vacant) –Assistant Co-Ordinator –Psychologists –Councillors

16 New Services & Roles Assertive Outreach Programme –career opportunities Hostel Human Resource & Research –career opportunities FOR MORE INFO...

17 Offices: 433, St. Joseph High street, Sta Venera HMR 18 Tel.: Website: THANK YOU Contact information


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