We are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist to provide additional cover in our Letterkenny centre.
We require minimum 2 x shifts per week with evening work required.
Shifts are 4 hours in duration.
Centre Opening hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 12pm-8pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm
Role & Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to individuals who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide.
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
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 recognized degree or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling / Psychotherapy 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
Ability to engage adults, adolescents and children in assessment and therapeutic work. Appropriate training is required to work with U18's - essential
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 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
Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter outlining your location, contract preference and suitability to the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th June 2023.
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