Pieta Centre in Limerick are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist to provide 8 hours of cover per week.

Experience working with clients aged 12+ is required for this sessional role.

Location: Ardaulin Mungret Limerick V94 T258

Salary: €55 per hour, €20 DNA/CSN

Hours: 2 days per week (4x hour shifts)

Contract: sessional contract

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Location: Limerick
Position Type: Sessional Basis - 8 hours each week
Salary: €55 per hour/session, €20 for dna/csn


(i) A recognized degree qualification in Counselling and / or Psychotherapy or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.


(ii) Be fully accredited as a Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with one of the following accrediting bodies: Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), National Association of Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP), Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP), British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), Irish Association for Play Therapy & Psychotherapy (IAPTP), Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI), Association of Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APCP).

Role and Responsibilities:

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

  • 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

  • Maintain accurate, confidential records of practice using Salesforce

  • Participate in external clinical supervision and attend group supervision internally in Pieta once per calendar month

  • 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

Skills Required:

  • Experience of working with adults and adolescents in 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

  • Ability to consult, liaise with other services as required

  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

  • Build relationships with clients using the Pieta House Models of Therapy

  • Work within the ethos and philosophy of Pieta House

  • Liaise with clients and their families as appropriate with regard to assessments, outcomes, interventions and reviews

  • Receive ongoing supervision

  • Actively participate in Pieta House internal meetings e.g. staff meetings, clinical meetings as appropriate

  • Periodically liaise with other professionals and organisations as appropriate

  • Take responsibility for one’s own continued professional development

  • Keep up to date with best practice and procedures at all times in line with the Code of Ethics of IACP, IAHIP, PSI, FTAI or equivalent

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

Applications for the above post should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 29th September 2022.


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