Training & Development Facilitator Post: Innovation and Training Department (ITD)


Cape Mental Health, a non-profit organisation that offers comprehensive mental health services in the Western Cape.

Cape Mental Health seeks to employ a highly motivated and dynamic professional as a Training and Development Facilitator to provide training services to service providers and service users in the disability and mental health sectors.

Employment Type: Permanent Position (20 hours per week, 8:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday)

Develop and facilitate training workshops/courses/lectures/webinars/presentations either face-to-face or virtually, to service providers working in the disability and mental disability sectors
Assist in the collation and development of professional, evidence-based and quality training materials (including pre-recorded virtual training presentations)
Assist in the co-ordination, planning, hosting and presenting of online training
Market training workshops and courses within the relevant sectors
Various administrative tasks
Reporting to the ITD Manager
Networking and liaison with relevant role-players
Active participation in the development of innovations and initiatives in mental health
Degree in allied health or social sciences including undergraduate training and experience in mental disability
Experience in the development of training materials and curriculum for service providers within the mental disability sector (psychosocial- and intellectual disability)
Experience in the facilitation of training workshops/courses/lectures/webinars/presentations for service providers within the mental disability sector (psychosocial- and intellectual disability)
Excellent workshop facilitation skills
Experience working in mental health community-based settings (psychosocial- and intellectual disability)
Comprehensive knowledge on mental disability
Ability to conduct research to source relevant and published literature to inform evidence-based practice
Ability to work within a team environment, display excellent interpersonal skills and communicate effectively
Excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to think innovatively
Excellent verbal and written skills in English (Afrikaans / isiXhosa proficiency a benefit)
Valid Code B (former code 8) manual drivers licence
Be willing and able to travel nationally, if required, in order to provide training workshops
Proven competency in the use of MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint and meeting platforms such as Zoom/MS Teams
Please submit for the attention of the Innovation and Training Department Manager the following documents:
1-page letter of motivation for why you are applying for this position;
Copy of your driver’s licence;
Expected gross salary per month;
3-page updated CV with recent contactable references, structured in a way as to clearly indicate the above mentioned job requirements to E-mail:innovation&[email protected]
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants who have complied with the above instructions will be considered.
EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the commitment of the Innovation and Training Department to ensure a diverse workforce and maintaining its equity targets, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants from the under-represented designated groups in accordance with its Employment Equity Policy.
If your expected salary falls significantly outside the available salary for this position, you will not be shortlisted.
Please note that the personal information you disclose to Cape Mental Health will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted therefore, should you not receive a direct response please consider your application unsuccessful.
Cape Mental Health reserves the right not to appoint, make an appointment at a different level or seek additional candidates
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