Hours: 40 hours per week (Evening and weekend work will be required)

Annual Leave: 26 days per annum

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Location: Role can be based in Galway or Tuam with travel between Galway, Tuam & Ballina
Position Type: Permanent, full-time
Salary: €58,800

Role and Responsibilities:

The role of the Lead Therapist is to manage Therapists and Centre Administrations; 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.

This role will include, but not be limited to the following

  • 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 personal 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

  • Responsible for 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

  • 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

Essential Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Be fully accredited with IACP, IAHIP, PSI, NAPCP or equivalent

  • A minimum of two years supervisory or management experience

  • Certified in Children’s First HSE Training & HSELand GDPR training

  • 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

  • Using Salesforce or similar CRM

Applications for this post should be made via the website or by email to recruitment@pieta.ie by 22nd September 2021. Please attach a CV and cover letter outlining your particular suitability for the role.

Please Note: Garda Vetting is required of the successful candidate


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