We are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist who will be called upon to provide additional cover in our Lucan centre.

Shifts are 4-5 hours in duration and a minimum 2 x shifts per week would be required. Therapists see a maximum of 4 clients per day.

Centre Opening hours:

Mon - Fri: 9am to 9pm
Sat: 9am to 2pm

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Location: Lucan Road, Lucan, Dublin K78 HK88
Position Type: Sessional Contract
Salary: €55 per hour / €20 non attendance

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 Level 8 degree in Counselling / Psychotherapy or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology

    (Level 7 or Diploma will be accepted with accreditation obtained pre 2018)

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

  • Ability to engage clients aged under 18 is essential with relevant training

  • Experience of working with crisis intervention and suicide bereavement clients

  • 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 recruitment@pieta.ie by 16th September 2023.


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