We currently have a vacancy for a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in our Athlone centre.
Contract option available:
15 hours per week over 3 days
Centre Opening Hours:
Mon: 10am to 8pm
Tues & Wed: 10am to 6pm
Thurs: 10am to 8pm
Fri: 10am to 6pm
Salary: €30 per hour
**Shifts are 5 consecutive hours with max 4 clients per day. One hour is allocated for related administrative duties. Hours will be fixed and negotiated with Lead Therapist. Evening/Saturday morning work may be required depending on the centre requirements.
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 Level 8* on the NQAI framework in Counselling / Psychotherapy or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology. *(A recognised Level 7 in Counselling/ Psychotherapy obtained pre-2018 with accreditation will be accepted)
Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP
Experience working with clients aged under 18 years old is essential - training / qualification in this area is required
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
Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.
2 paid days to attend a course relevant to your role in Pieta and €150 contribution towards a CPD course
Entitlement to 2x paid supervision (independent) sessions per month up to a maximum of €70 per session
Occupational pension scheme (Upon completion of probation period)
Travel pass & bike to work schemes
Employee Assistance Programme
Supportive team environment with monthly in house group supervision and Pieta Way training for all new starters
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 27th March 2023.
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