We currently have a vacancy for a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in our Dublin South centre located on Greenhills Road in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Permanent part-time contract: 15 hours per week over 3 days

**Shifts are 5 consecutive hours with max 4 clients per day. One hour is allocated for related administrative duties. Hours will be fixed into contract at the time of hire.

  • Thursday 4pm-9pm is mandatory with flexibility on other days

  • Available shifts include: Mon 4pm-9pm, Tues 4pm-9pm, Wed 2pm-7pm/3pm-8pm/4pm-9pm or Sat 9am-2pm

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Location: First Floor, Greenhills Retail Park Greenhills Road, Tallaght Dublin 24 D24 RH59
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €30.45 per hour

Role & Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Clinical Service Manager 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 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 Clinical Service Manager, 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 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

Employee Benefits:

  • Bursary Scheme - up to €3000 annual contribution towards a course relevant to your role + 10 days of study leave for duration of course

  • Entitlement to 2x paid supervision (independent) sessions per month up to a maximum of €70 per session

  • Occupational 5% 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 shift preference and particular suitability to the role with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 24th May 2024.

Pieta is an equal opportunities employer, meaning 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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