We currently have a number a roles available across our centre’s nationally for experienced Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists including:

· Dublin South: 25-hour contract

· Lucan: 15, 20, 25 hour contracts

· Ballyfermot: 15-hour contract

· Galway: 15,20, 25 hour contracts

· Tuam: 25-hour contract

· Cork: 15,20, 25 hour contracts

· Limerick: 20-hour contract

· Waterford: 25-hour contract

· Cavan/Monaghan: 20-hour contract

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Location: Nationwide
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €15,600 - €39,000 See below for more info

Role & Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role of the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to children & adolescents who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide.

  • Conduct face to face risk & suitability assessments and implement risk management plans as appropriate

  • Provide evidence informed, brief, strengths based & goal focused interventions

  • Work in accordance with Pieta’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

  • Liaise and consult with other professionals in supporting the client as required

  • Maintain accurate, confidential records of practice using Salesforce

  • Attend external clinical supervision twice per month (paid by Pieta) and attend group supervision internally in Pieta once per month

  • Contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required

  • Maintain professional and personal boundaries

  • Participate in team meetings and attend other meetings as deemed necessary

  • Share information with the Lead Therapist, Regional Manager, Pieta team and other services as appropriate in accordance with good practice

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • A recognized qualification at minimum Level 8 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.

  • Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP.

  • Experience of working with crisis intervention and suicide bereavement

  • Knowledge of Brief Solution Focused Interventions, CBT etc.

  • Ability to reflect on practice in order to facilitate personal learning, professional development and service improvement

  • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathize

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team

  • Strong time management skills and capacity to prioritize competing demands

  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

  • Ability to fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015


  • 25 hours per week over 5 days €39,000 per annum

  • 20 hours per week over 4 days €31,200 per annum

  • 15 hours per week over 3 days €23,400 per annum.

  • Evening work is required as part of the role

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter outlining your location, contract preference and particular suitability to the role with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 28th January 2022.


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