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Mental Health Planner

Date Posted
29th August 2017
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Port of Spain
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

To provide assistance to the Manager- Mental Health in the co-ordination of projects, work plans and training sessions

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the co-ordinating, planning and administration of project activities.
  • Prepares situational analyses of the mental health sector.
  • Identifies existing needs/deficiencies and develops proposals for changes in programmes, policies and procedures.
  • Liaises with Heads of Divisions /Sections and provides guidance to ensure the preparation of work plans.
  • Arranges workshops and training sessions relevant to mental health.
  • Develops performance indicators for mental health institutions for inclusion in service agreements.
  • Reviews data provided by the Mental Health Information Officers to prepare plans for effecting improvements in service delivery in the mental health sector.
  • Drafts corporate objectives and corporate priorities for management of the mental health sector.
  • Processes and analyzes data and presents results in clear and accessible forms.
  • Assists the Manager- Mental Health in the identification of training needs for the mental health sector.
  • Represents the Manager- Mental Health at internal and external meetings.
  • Liaises with other Ministries and external organizations (inter-ministerial collaboration) in establishing appropriate community care for the mentally ill.
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Legislation and Health Information.
  • Expert knowledge of individual and group behaviour with special emphasis on the behaviour patterns of the mentally ill.
  • Proficiency in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other team members and the public.
  • Proficiency in preparing and presenting complex technical reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Working knowledge of project planning and development.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of Tools.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • BSc Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field from an accredited University.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Planning/Strategic planning;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and experience required for the positions will be contacted.


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