Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist required in our Pieta centre located at 309 Collins Avenue, Whitehall Dublin 9 D09 DX53.

Hours available:

25 hours per week over 5 days

20 hours per week over 4 days

15 hours per week over 3 days

10 hours per week over 2 days

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 at time of recruitment.

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Location: 309 Collins Avenue, Whitehall Dublin 9 D09 DX53
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €30 per hour

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 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 - a formal qualification in this area is desirable

  • 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.

Employee Benefits:

  • 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

  • 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 location, contract preference and particular suitability to the role with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 30th September 2022

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