Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Pieta provide a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide. Pieta also operate a national 24-hour helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated Education and Training office.  We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for our clients.

20-hour contract (4 days per week)

Cavan Outreach:

Tuesdays 9-2pm & Fridays 12-5pm

Monaghan Outreach:

Mondays 9-2pm & Wednesdays 1-6pm

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Location: Cavan & Monaghan
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €30.45 per hour

Role & Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role of the Therapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to children, adolescents and adults who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and networking skills in order to establish and maintain working relationships with agencies and organisations locally.

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

  • Provide evidence informed, brief, strengths based & goal focused interventions to children, adolescents and adults

  • 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

  • Promote the work of Pieta Cavan Monaghan with local agencies and service providers and build a network to support the work with clients, and delivery of the service in the region.

  • Prepare various reports and presentations as required, and represent Pieta on local forums and working groups.

  • 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:

  • A recognised qualification at minimum Level 8 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology. (A recognised level 7 in counselling & Psychotherapy obtained prior to 2018 will be accepted)

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

  • Experience with clients under 18 years old is essential,  training/qualification in this area is required.

  • 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 empathise

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

  • Ability to adapt, work independently and be solutions focused in an outreach setting

  • 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.

Employee Benefits:

  • Education allowance of 90% of course fee with up to 10 days study leave over the course duration

  • Entitlement to 2 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

  • Employee discounts

  • 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 particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 29th September 2023.

Pieta is an equal opportunities employer which means we do not discriminate based on age, race, colour, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or physical/mental disability. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We offer additional support to those with additional requirements. Please let us know if you require support ahead of your interview.

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