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.

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Location: Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 F5D0
Position Type: Sessional Contract
Salary: €55 per hour / €20 DNA

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 recruitment@pieta.ie by 13th June 2023.


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