Pieta was formed in 2006 to support people and communities in crisis, experiencing suicidal ideation, self-harm or who have been bereaved by suicide, by providing freely accessible, professional services to all. Now with 20 locations around the country, we employ over 270 people to deliver our services, both in prevention, intervention and postvention.

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Location: Shanakiel, Sunday's Well, Cork
Position Type: Contract Type: 1-year fixed term* Hours: 35 hours per week - Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (occasional evening/ weekend work may be required)
Salary: €65,000 - €70,000 per annum DOE

The Role:

Pieta Cork employs over twenty Psychotherapists, and a Centre Administration team, supporting over 160 clients (children, adolescents and adults) per week.

This role is a key leadership role with accountability for consistent and effective management of Pieta clinical services within the Cork City Centre and the West Cork Service in Dunmanway.

The term of appointment will be one year* and the role will encompass the following elements:

  • Leading the team at our Cork centres upholding good governance standards and operating in alignment with the strategic objectives of Pieta

  • Leading, managing and developing a professional team that delivers positive outcomes for Pieta's clients

  • Ensure effective day-to-day running of the service, ensuring waiting times are kept to a minimum; staff are working within the framework of modalities, policies and best practice guidance available

  • Working to create an environment where safety, health and wellbeing are at its core

  • Implementation of a program of work to support the development of the team and to promote and create a positive team culture

  • Support, guide, and oversee the performance of the team to reach its full potential

  • To liaise closely with the HSE and relevant stakeholders within the region developing the key relationships needed in the support of our clients

The Person:

  • You will have excellent people management skills with a proven track record in a similar role within a clinical or healthcare setting

  • You will demonstrate experience of change management in a health or social care environment, having worked to effect positive change in support of organisational performance

  • A third-level qualification in a relevant Healthcare area is essential eg Psychotherapy or Social Care and it will be advantageous to hold a third-level qualification in Healthcare Management or Leadership

  • Key to this role is the ability to establish relationships with people at all levels across our organisation and you will need excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Our work provides an opportunity to make a great impact in the lives of people and you will need to be aligned with the purpose and values of Pieta

  • *Pieta is open to secondment from the HSE or from Section 38 or 39 organisations

Pieta Employee Benefits:

  • Bursary Study Scheme - up to 10 paid study leave days with a contribution of up to €3000 towards a course relevant to your role

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

  • Occupational pension scheme- 5% employer matching contribution

  • 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

Interested candidates should send their C.V. and Cover Letter to: recruitment@pieta.ie

The closing date for applications is: 5 pm on Friday 29th September 2023

Pieta is an equal opportunities employer which means 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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