Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.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 Galway requires a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist to join their team.

This is a permanent part-time contract of 15 hours per week spread over 3 days:

Days of work and shift times required:

Wednesday 9am-2pm

Thursday 3pm-8pm

Friday 9am-2pm

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

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Location: Lismoyle House, Merchants Road Galway H91 FX4T
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €30.75 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

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

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

  • Work in accordance with Pieta’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines to ensure consistent delivery of services and compliance with legislation e.g  in the following areas: Health and Safety, GDPR and Child Protection

  • 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:

  • A recognized qualification at minimum Level 8* or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling and/ or Psychotherapy (*A recognised Level 7 in Counselling / Psychotherapy obtained pre-2018 will be accepted)

  • Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist with a professional ethical accrediting body

  • Experience working therapeutically with clients aged under 18 years old is essential. A qualification in this area is essential

  • 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

Employee Benefits:

  • Bursary Scheme - €3000 contribution to course relevant to your role

  • CPD allowance and paid study days each year

  • Entitlement to 2 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

How to Apply:

Applications for the above should be made through our website by clicking the ''Apply Now'' button below.

You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter to support your application.

To assess suitability for this role, in your cover letter please include details on the following:

  • Qualifications in Counselling/ Psychotherapy

  • Accreditation confirmation

  • Work experience with Children & Adolescents

  • Training/qualifications to work with under 18 clients

  • Experience working therapeutically with young clients in crisis experiencing suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviour or bereavement by suicide

Note: Garda Vetting is required of the successful candidate for this position.

Closing date - 23rd July 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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