We are currently recruiting for a Psychotherapist to join our team working 20 hours per week over 4 days between our Cavan and Monaghan Outreach Centres.

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Location: Monday & Wednesday based in Cavan & Tuesday & Thursday based in Monaghan. Will include occasional evening and weekend work.
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: €31,200

Role & Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role of the Therapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to children, adolescents and adults who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and networking skills in order to establish and maintain working relationships with agencies and organisations locally.

  • Conduct face to face risk & suitability assessments and implement risk management plans as appropriate

  • Provide evidence informed, brief, strengths based & goal focused interventions to children, adolescents and adults

  • 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

  • Promote the work of Pieta Cavan Monaghan with local agencies and service providers and build a network to support the work with clients, and delivery of the service in the region.

  • Prepare various reports and presentations as required, and represent Pieta on local forums and working groups.

  • 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 recognised qualification at minimum Level 7 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.

  • Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP

  • Must have experience with both adolescents and adults

  • 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 empathise

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

  • Ability to adapt, work independently and be solutions focused in an outreach setting

  • 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.

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 21th January 2022.


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