We are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist who will be called upon to provide additional cover in our Swords centre. Currently 15 hours cover is required each week in centre (3 days).
Centre Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 8am – 7pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Shifts are 4 hours in duration and a minimum 2 x shifts per week is required.
Days & hours of work will be fixed at the time of hire and are dependant on therapy room availability and service needs in the centre.
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/qualification is essential to work with U18's
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 email@example.com by 13th June 2023.
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