Due to continued growth we are recruiting for a Lead Therapist for Cork. The Lead Therapist is responsible for overseeing the people management, therapy and clinical issues in the Cork centre.

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Location: Cork
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €58,800

Role & Responsibilities:

The role of the Lead Therapist is to manage Therapists and Centre Administrations and oversee therapy and clinical issues that may arise. Reporting directly to the Regional Manager this role ensures quality in service delivery and consistency in approach. 

  • Promote and maintain the ethos of Pieta which is rooted in compassion and care

  • Monitor and support therapists in the delivery of safe, high quality therapeutic interventions

  • Ensuring best practice in clinical governance, up to date accreditation and insurance

  • Ensuring all therapists attend individual and group supervision

  • Oversee client assessments and risk assessments, ensuring best practice, and supporting access to the service in line with our service model and ensure that risk management strategies are implemented and reviewed as needed

  • People management including Therapists and Centre Administrators

  • Probation and performance management and individual management support meetings

  • Oversee staff training, inductions, rostering and record completion

  • Oversee file management in-line with GDPR, data protection and confidentiality

  • Act as a Pieta Clinical Representative in the local community as required and agreed by Regional Manager

  • Consult and collaborate with Regional Manager

  • Escalate areas of concern to Regional Manager

  • Implement all policies and procedures and monitor and ensure compliance by all staff

  • Work closely with operations department to ensure Health & Safety compliance in centres/with staff

  • Liaise with Regional Support Coordinator and Regional Manager for appropriate allocation of clients and waiting lists

  • Maintain an agreed clinical caseload 

  • Work within an agreed budget

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Be fully accredited with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP.

  • A minimum of two years supervisory or management experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office 

  • Experience of working with a broad cross section of staff and professionals, across agencies/communities

  • Be interested in and demonstrate a belief and enthusiasm for the work of Pieta

  • Experience with databases an advantage (e.g. Salesforce CRM)

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and leave entitlements

  • Paid external supervision sessions

  • Access to training & development opportunities including annual CPD allowance

  • Access to contributory pension scheme

  • Life Assurance benefit

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Travel Pass/Bike to Work Scheme

Applications for this post should be made via the website or by email to recruitment@pieta.ie by 26th August 2022. Please attach a CV and cover letter outlining your particular suitability to the role.

Please Note: Garda Vetting is required of the successful candidate


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