We are currently recruiting for Pre-Accredited Psychotherapists/ Counselling Psychologists to join our centres in Limerick & Waterford.

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Location: Limerick & Waterford
Position Type: Fixed term - 15 hour contract available
Salary: €18.50 per hour

Role & Responsibilities:

The role of the Pre-Accredited Therapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to individuals who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis and those bereaved by suicide. With the support of the Lead Therapist and wider team you will have the opportunity to complete your clinical hour requirements.

  • 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

  • Ensure clinical records are properly and accurately maintained as required

  • Attend external clinical supervision (paid by Pieta) and attend monthly group supervision internally in Pieta.

  • Contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required

  • Fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015

  • Comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988, 2003 & 2018 (GDPR)

  • Ensure compliance with any necessary on-going psychotherapy registration requirements

  • 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

Essential Education, Skills and Experience:

  • (i) A recognized qualification at minimum Level 8 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology


    (ii) Be a pre accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with at least 200 hours of client work completed with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP

  • Ability to engage individuals in therapeutic work

  • Experience of working with crisis intervention and suicide bereavement

  • 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 prioritise competing demands

  • Strong IT Skills including CRM system management and reporting

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 23rd May 2022.


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