Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.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.
Our centre in Wexford require experienced Child & Adolescent therapists to join their team and have flexible work options available:
10 - 25 hour contracts (2-5 days per week)
**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 /morning work may be required depending on the centre requirements.
Centre opening hours:
Mon: 9am - 9pm
Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thurs: 1pm - 9pm
Fri: 9am - 3pm
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:
A recognized 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 pre-2018 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
2 paid days to attend a course relevant to your role in Pieta and €150 contribution towards a CPD course
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
Supportive team environment with monthly in house group supervision and Pieta Way training for all new starters
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 particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16th September 2023.
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