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  • 12/09/2023 15:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Demand for FirstLight’s services so far in 2023has been the highest since the organisation was established 47 years ago.

    For this reason, we are looking to expand the number of counsellors and psychotherapists on the FirstLight Registerof Therapists across the following areas:

    North Dublin: Coolock, Santry, Swords, Raheny, Glasnevin and Finglas.

    Southwest Dublin: Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Walkinstown, Crumlin and Clondalkin

    South Dublin: Leopardstown, Sandyford, Cabinteely, Dun Laoghaire, Loughlinstown and Cherrywood.

    Leinster: Southwest Laois, Kilkenny, East Offaly, North Meath, South Meath, Louth (Drogheda and Dundalk) and Wicklow.

    Munster: Limerick City, South Limerick, Southwest Limerick, West Cork, West Waterford, North Kerry, West Clare, South Tipperary and North Tipperary.

    Connacht: West Galway, Roscommon, West Sligo, West Mayo and North Leitrim.

    Ulster: Cavan and South Donegal.

    We are looking for counsellors and psychotherapists working face-to-face with adults, couples and/or children (play therapy and art therapy). All therapists should have access to a suitable premises where they can see clients. Please only apply if your practice is based in, or is very close to one of the areas listed above.

    All psychotherapists on our register must be professionally accredited and fully insured, and will be subject to Garda Vetting. Please ensure that you meet the criteria before applying.

    Clients are allocated to counsellors based on client/counsellor fit, and proximity, as we try ensure accessing psychotherapy is as convenient for our clients as possible. Therapists are paid a sessional rate by FirstLight to deliver 8 sessions of therapy to clients.

    Working with our clients can be incredibly rewarding. If you would like to join the FirstLight Counsellors Register and help us to expand our service to provide support to more families, please email your CV to Lorna at clinicaladmin@firstlight.ie including your practice location(s) in Ireland.

    About FirstLight:

    FirstLight is a registered charity that offers free professional support and provides information to families in Ireland that have experienced the sudden, unexpected death of their child if aged from 0 to 18 years.

    FirstLight is a trauma-informed organisation offering a National 24-hour Helpline service, Crisis Intervention and a Psychotherapy service. Our services are provided nationwide by our team of professionally accredited, fully insured, and Garda vetted psychotherapists and counsellors. Our team members are professionally trained to provide support to clients experiencing trauma associated with the sudden death of their child. All of our services to families are free of charge and confidential.

  • 14/08/2023 10:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description

    The DMC Clinic provides counselling and psychotherapy to children, teenagers, adults, and couples in Wexford. We are a busy, vibrant team of therapists and we pride ourselves in our work but also in our supportive team environment.

    Position: Fully Qualified and Fully Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
    Location: The DMC Clinic, 48 Innovation House, The Bullring, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford
    Contract: Subcontractor (Self-employed) Part-time.
    Salary: €50 per client

    No. Day Available: 2/3 days
    Hours available (must work until closing):
    Monday 12.30pm-6.30pm (5 clients)
    Wednesday 10am-6.30pm (6 clients)
    Thursday 10am-6.30pm (6 clients)
    Friday 10am-6.30pm (6 clients)
    Friday 1.30pm-6.30pm (4 clients)
    Client Range:
    Desirable -Children (6 years +), Couples and Families
    Essential - Children (16 years +), Teenagers and Adults



    • Minimum Level 8 or higher on the QQI or similar framework in counselling and psychotherapy
    • Fully accredited with a recognised body (APCP, IAHIP, IACP, etc)
    • Works with adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older.
    • Counsellors and Psychotherapists must be self-employed as it is a subcontractor position.
    • Own Insurance is required.
    • Up-to-date Children’s First training.
    • Completed ASIST training or equivalent suicide prevention training.
    • Attends regular supervision in accordance with accreditation ratio.
    • Attends regular CPDs.


    • Additional qualification in adolescent counselling and psychotherapy (preferably child and adolescent)
    • Works with children and adolescents under 12 years of age.
    • Additional qualification in couples counselling and/or family therapy

    To Apply:

    Please email your cv and cover letter, outlining you meet the essential criteria and room availability, to ruth@thedmcclinic.ie.

  • 11/07/2023 12:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Counselling & Psychotherapy Clinical Group Supervisor

    Location: Castle House/Aungier Street
    Time of Work: Time of Work: Part time delivery (Delivery takes place on Saturdays and may require some mid-week delivery in the evening 6.15-7.45pm and/or 8.00-9.30pm
    Reports To: Faculty Manager for Human & Social Sciences Disciplines

    The primary function of this role is to provide Clinical Group Supervision across the suite of Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programmes in DBS. These are in house supervision roles. Supervisors will provide supervision to small groups of Counsellors and Psychotherapists during their initial education in line with institute policy and learning outcomes.

    Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

    ● Provide Clinical Group Supervision to small groups of students (4 max) during their initial training in Counselling and Psychotherapy across BA and MA degrees

    ● Provide supervision from a humanistic and integrative modality

    ● Support students to develop therapy skills in humanistic and integrative theories

    ● Develop students’ reflective practice abilities and abilities to assess, conceptualise client distress, and provide therapy consistent with the integrative and humanistic perspective

    ● Assess students’ readiness for clinical practice based on supervision and provide feedback to both student and college through reporting mechanisms in place

    ● Attend ad hoc meetings with students and faculty when needed.

    Person Specification:


    ● Must be qualified with accredited Counselling & Psychotherapy training with IACP accreditation or accredited Core Training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with a minimum of 3/4 years training with IAHIP accreditation

    ● Must currently have and maintain active accreditation with relevant body IACP/IAHIP and supervision body IACP/IAHIP

    ● Be an accredited supervisor

    ● Must have board based experience working as therapists from a humanistic and integrative modality

    ● Must have at least 3 years experience of providing supervision from a humanistic and integrative modality with groups

    ● Have excellent communication skills with a passion for helping students reach their potential.


    ● Have completed Supervision Training with a reputable training provider

    ● Have completed their core training from a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

    ● Actively involved in research related to Counselling & Psychotherapy, or actively involved with an accreditation body/member of sub-committees

    ● Knowledge of contemporary issues in supervision/clinical group supervision and student development.

    For those interested in applying for this position please contact:

    Emma Balfe

  • 30/05/2023 11:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International College for Personal and Professional Development

    Job Description – College Registrar





    College Registrar

    College Manager

    ICPPD Athlone

    14 hours per week

    Overall Purpose of the Role:

    The Registrar has responsibility for ICPPD Quality Assurance Processes and for academic affairs within ICPPD, including responsibility for academic administration, academic regulations, academic quality and standards, academic records and liaison with accrediting bodies, which includes responsibility for coordinating academic relationships, validation events, programmatic reviews, College reviews and reporting arrangements.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsibility for Quality Assurance Processes within ICPPD, ensuring the existence and use within the college of academic policies, standards, processes and procedures in accordance with best practice in third level education.
    • Coordinating the ongoing review and enhancement of academic policies, standards, processes and procedures, thereby updating regulations as required.
    • Responsible for all aspects of academic administration and regulation including admission and registration of learners; programme organisation and administration; coordination of learner assessment.
    • Oversight of assessment processes and examination board; recording, processing and communication of results
    • Academic Regulations – Regulations governing learner admission, progression and graduation and teaching, learning and assessment; updating regulations as required and monitoring compliance with the requirements of validating body (QQI) and the terms of programme approval.
    • Academic Records – To include responsibility for maintenance of academic files and records and has ultimate responsibility for the reliability and integrity of all academic records. Ensuring academic records and files are maintained, safeguarding of learner records and ensuring that learner data is protected and utilised in accordance with College policies and legislation.
    • Advisory Role - Advising staff and collaborating with them in relation to academic developments, quality enhancement initiatives, and continuing development of programmes, and promotion of the highest academic standards including academic integrity.
    • Communication and liaison with validating, accrediting bodies and other collaborative bodies in relation institutional academic quality assurance practices.
    • Responsibility for Protection for Learners (PEL) and liaison with QQI re PEL.
    • The College Registrar is a member of the Academic Board, the Executive Management Committee, Programme Boards and is chair of Examination Boards.

    Person Specification


    Highly Desirable


    Minimum 3rd Level Qualification – Level 8 or equivalent



    Knowledge and Experience

    Experience and employment background in academic administration within the higher education sector



    An understanding of academic regulation environment.



    Familiarity with programme validation and accreditation processes.



    Experience in the design and implementation of quality assurance and enhancement processes and procedures in a Higher Education context



    Experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders, at various levels within and external to an organisation, and the ability to foster and maintain relationships



    Skills & Abilities

    Effective and proven communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral).



    Good IT skills – Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and a willingness to embrace technology



    A working knowledge of Learner Management Systems and other IT and data management systems.



    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.



    Attitudes and Values

    Flexibility and availability



    Commitment to developing diversity and equality



    Ability to foster good relationships with all staff and learners on an equal




    To work in accordance with ICPPD’s Equal Opportunities Policy, Codes of

    Ethics and Professional Practice, Complaints Procedures and Health and Safety Policy.



    A commitment to the development of the ICPPD in the light of its ethos,

    mission and values.



    This job description is a guide to the general range of duties and is not intended to be either restrictive or definitive and may be subject to periodic review.

  • 30/05/2023 11:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD)

    is recruiting Tutors for delivery of the BA (Hons) In Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme for 2023/2024.

    Please send your CV to collegemanager@icppd.com Tel: 090 647 0484 www.icppd.com

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