Job Vacancies

Pieta House provides a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or are bereaved by suicide. Pieta House also operates a national Freephone helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated Research, Training and Advocacy office. Pieta House is committed to delivering its services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that it provide the best service for its clients.

Pieta House is recruiting for the following positions for Pieta House North West in Letterkenny:

Placement Therapists – Pieta House North West (Letterkenny)

Placement therapist positions will offer qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, or counselling psychologists an opportunity for clinical placements to work up their hours towards accreditation. Clinical placements are on a voluntary basis. A two-day training programme and monthly one-to-one supervision sessions are provided. Potential candidates are required to have completed a diploma or degree course in Counselling & Psychotherapy or a Masters in Counselling Psychology. It is a requirement that such courses be recognised and accredited by IACP, IAHIP, PSI, NAPCA or equivalent.

The ideal candidates will:

• Meet with the above outlined educational criteria
• Be working towards accreditation with IACP, IAHIP, PSI, NAPCA, FTAI, BACP or equivalent
• Be open to working with adolescent clients
• Demonstrate excellent listening and communication skills
• Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathise

The successful candidates will be required to:

• Build relationships with clients using the Pieta House Models of Therapy
• Work within the ethos and philosophy of Pieta House
• Receive ongoing external supervision
• Attend monthly one-to-one supervision with a Pieta House supervisor
• Attend the annual Pieta House staff meeting
• Keep up to date with best practice and procedures at all times in line with the Code of Ethics of IACP, IAHIP, PSI, NAPCA, FTAI, BACP or equivalent

Please note: Garda vetting will be a requirement for the successful candidate(s)


Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists

Sessional/Independent Contractor basis – max. 8 hours per week (flexibility required to include evening and weekend work)

Please note: a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant clinical area such as counselling, psychotherapy or psychology and professional accreditation in their relevant field (IACP, IAHIP, PSI, ICP, FTAI, BACP, NAPCP or equivalent) is a requirement for these positions

The successful candidates will be required to:

• Build relationships with clients using the Pieta House Models of Therapy
• Work within the ethos and philosophy of Pieta House
• Receive ongoing external supervision
• Attend one-to-one supervision with a Pieta House supervisor once monthly
• Attend annual Pieta House staff meeting
• Keep up to date with best practice and procedures at all times in line with the Code of Ethics of IACP, IAHIP, PSI, ICP, FTAI, BACP, NAPCP or equivalent

Please note: Garda vetting will be a requirement for the successful candidate(s)


Clinical Support Administrator

1-year, fixed-term contract – part-time post, 20 hours per week (flexibility required to include evening and weekend work)

The ideal candidate will:

• Have an excellent, compassionate, and caring phone manner
• Have strong and proficient computer skills
• Ideally have completed ECDL course
• Be flexible around working hours

For full job description, please click here.

Please note: Shortlisting may be required depending on the number of applicants. Garda vetting will be a requirement for the successful candidate(s)


Applications for the above positions should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to sylvia.hegarty@pieta.ie by 5pm on Saturday 7th April 2018

Pieta House is an equal opportunities employer.