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Parents Plus Facilitator

HADD Ireland (for people affected by ADHD)

About HADD Ireland (for people affected by ADHD)

HADD-ADHD Ireland works to raise awareness of attention deficit disorder; campaign for services; provide information and support.

What's Involved

HADD-ADHD Ireland require trained Parents Plus facilitators responsible for facilitating Parent Plus programmes throughout Dublin and countrywide. The courses will run one night over six weeks, and specialise in an adapted programme for those affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An average of 20 attendees per programme, usually attendees are parents/carers or relatives.

The programmes are facilitated by two facilitators, one trained and one volunteer. Ideally, one of the co-facilitators will be affected by ADHD themselves (e.g., a parent / carer or an individual with ADHD), who receive initial and ongoing training from HADD as needed. All facilitators / volunteers adhere to HADD’s ethos, policies and procedures. The facilitators are supported by, and report to, the HADD operations manager.

What's required for this position

The Parents Plus facilitator will need to be trained with a preferably a working knowledge of ADHD. Previous facilitation experience and/or a qualification in a related field (e.g. psychology, social work, family support worker, etc.) is desirable. Have empathy and good communication skills, have an ability to take direction and possess enthusiasm, passion and energy. The facilitator must be respectful of others and be a good team player.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin, Cork, Trim, Killarney, Tralee, Limerick, Dundalk, Carlow.

Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cork, Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Kerry, Limerick, Louth, Meath

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Facilitators gain group leadership experience, while enhancing communication skills. The role enables improved awareness of mental health issues and ADHD.

Getting there


  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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