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  • 15/11/2022 10:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rape Crisis North East (RCNE) are recruiting a Fully Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

    Rape Crisis North East provides a range of professional, counselling & support services to all adults and young people (aged 14 upwards) who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.  We are unique as our services are free and are provided by a team of highly qualified professionals. We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for all our clients.

    The Counsellor will be primarily responsible for delivering one-to-one counselling and support to clients presenting issues relating to rape and sexual abuse for one day a week in our counselling centre in Dundalk and one day a week in our outreach service in Castleblayney.

    (Part time – 14 hours - 2 Days a Week)

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Be fully qualified & an accredited member of a recognised body such as IACP, IAHIP, PSI, ICP.
    • Have experience and/or training in working with sexual violence.
    • Have experience in working with adolescent and adult clients.
    • Demonstrate excellent listening and communication skills.
    • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathise.
    • Periodically liaise with other professionals and organizations as appropriate and represent the organizations at meetings, seminars, presentations etc.
    • Work as part of the Clinical Team.
    • Report to the Manager of RCNE.

    The successful candidate shall be required to:

    • Work within the ethos and philosophy of RCNE.
    • Provide face to face counselling to survivors of sexual violence.
    • Liaise with clients and their families as appropriate with regard to assessments, outcomes, interventions and reviews.
    • Receive ongoing supervision.
    • Actively participate in RCNE internal meetings e.g. staff meetings, clinical meetings as appropriate.
    • Complete the Specialised Rape Crisis Sexual Violence Training.
    • Periodically liaise with other professionals and organizations as appropriate.
    • Take responsibility for one’s own continued professional development.
    • Keep up to date with best practice and procedures in line with the Code of Ethics of IACP, IAHIP, PSI or equivalent governing body.
    • Flexibility is required as you may be required to work outside of opening hours.

    Salary for this post is based on Social Worker Scale = €43,083 to €62,520 pro rata

    a) Note: the successful candidate will be required to complete a Garda Vetting application form. Please email your resume to manager@rcne.ie.

    Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd December 2022.

  • 01/11/2022 14:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ROLE: Psychotherapist/ Psychological Therapist

    PMVT Housing Service TRAIL Overview

    Peter McVerry Trust Housing Service TRAIL is a six-month placement open to any individual in custody.  PMVT Housing Service TRAIL staff works with each individual over a three-phase residency, developing independent living skills and supporting the participant to progress to independent living. This is via the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)/Private Rented Accommodation. This aims to reduce recidivism through integration into society. Integration is central to the ethos of the PMVT Housing Service TRAIL.

    The service is a drug and alcohol-free environment and provides a comprehensive independent living programme through individually tailored support plans for each individual.

    Role Purpose:

    • The Role is designed to support individuals exiting custody to discuss and work through highly complex, sensitive and personal information related to their presentation.
    • To provide therapeutic support to individuals both pre and post release from custody.
    • The role includes ensuring the therapeutic support provides a clear, evidence based, effective and consistent service for all clients.
    • The role will continuously develop methods and resources that result in improved/effective wellbeing and behaviours for clients.

    Key responsibilities will be:

    • To work effectively and collaboratively to ensure the successful operation of therapeutic provision within the PMVT Housing Service TRAIL programme.
    • To be a part of a multi-disciplinary assessment team. To facilitate individual assessments to aid the development of client formulations and support plans.
    • Maintain accurate and detailed case notes and client records.
    • To attend team meetings and contribute to agendas and discussions. complete relevant paperwork and further assessments of individuals were necessary
    • To provide person centred or integrative psychotherapy, employing methods based upon evidence. To work in ways which are sensitive to and appropriate for the needs of individuals.
    • To participate in multiagency meetings as appropriate, safeguarding case conferences and reviews, etc. providing professional advice on individual support plans and assessing individual’s suitability for the programme, as necessary.
    • To have an understanding and desire to work with Individuals with complex issues and backgrounds
    • An understanding and ability to demonstrate the core values of Restorative practice
    • The Ability to identifying motivations, triggers, risk factors for reoffending, choices for alternative lifestyles.
    • To identifying ways of overcoming blocks to a stable and crime-free readjustment to society e.g., a drug or alcohol addiction.
    • The Ability to prioritise own workload and ensure effective time management strategies are embedded in own practice and that of others.
    • To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of service users in your care.
    • To undertake self-directed/lone working in a variety of locations.
    • To read relevant current literature and stay up-to-date with developments regarding restorative practices.
    • To have suitable external supervision arrangements with a qualified approved supervisor.

    Requirements:

    • A recognised qualification at minimum level 8 QQI in Counselling or Psychotherapy; or a level 9 QQI in Counselling or Clinical Psychology
    • Membership of a recognised professional body (i.e. PSI, APCP, IACP, NAPCP, IAHIP, ICP etc.)
    • Experience working with a variety of clients reflecting a wide range of clinical presentations
    • Proficient computer skills
    • Full time availability during daytime hours (ie Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)

    Additional Benefits:

    • The Opportunity to work as part of an extremely skilled, motivated team dedicated to providing highest standards of service to a marginalised cohort of individuals.
    • 23 days annual leave per year
    • Monthly group supervision

    To apply please download the application form at: Vacancies - Peter McVerry Trust (pmvtrust.ie)

    Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@pmvtrust.ie

    Closing date 8th November 2022

    Peter McVerry Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Peter McVerry Trust Operations Ltd Registration Number 412953 Charity Number CHY7256

  • 11/10/2022 14:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One Family is currently recruiting for the position of

    Counselling Manager.

    This role is a 4 or 5 day per week role including a minimum of 2 days of direct counselling with service users.  The role requires an experienced professional who can operate with strong clinical expertise as well as management and leadership of a small Counselling team.

    One Family

    Ireland’s national organisation for one-parent families is recruiting a Counselling Manager. One Family is Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating. We provide support, information and specialist family support services to all members of all one-parent families, as well as to those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and to professionals working with one-parent families. One Family’s vision is that every family in Ireland will be cherished equally, and will enjoy the social, financial and legal equality to create their own positive future.

    One Family would like to recruit an experienced Counselling Manager to support and deliver an excellent counselling service for our service users.  The Counselling Manager is responsible for the management and staffing of all aspects of the service including: Unplanned Pregnancy and Post-Abortion Counselling / Adult Counselling for Lone or Separated Parents/ Counselling Support Service. Services are provided to people individually and in couples where appropriate in line with our Strategic Plan 2022-2024 and future strategies.

    Job Description

    Management of service

    • To manage and develop the Counselling Service in line with the organisation’s strategic plan
    • To liaise with funding agencies and other staff around funding requirements and to seek additional funding where possible
    • To ensure the provision of a qualified, trained and supported team of counsellors
    • To provide support, supervision and training to staff as required
    • To ensure all best practice policies and procedures are in place for the One Family Counselling Service
    • To promote the services offered by the Counselling Service
    • To represent One Family externally where appropriate
    • To develop and maintain positive relationships with other service agencies
    • Develop and provide professional development training to external stakeholders if required
    • To provide a consultative clinical role to therapists within One Family working in other services if required

    Delivery of Counselling

    • The Counselling Manager is clinically responsible for all services within the Counselling Service in One Family
    • To deliver counselling to clients in the areas of Crisis Pregnancy Counselling, Post-Abortion Counselling and Counselling for adult members of one-parent families, within the agreed ethos of the One Family Counselling Service
    • Ensuring prompt and active management of Counselling Service waiting lists

    Other

    • To maintain all data, statistics and produce reports as required on the work undertaken
    • To contribute to One Family publications where appropriate
    • To be responsible for the completion of administrative work associated with the post of Counselling Manager
    • To attend all required staff meetings, trainings and development days
    • Development of and participation in our Heads of Service Team and the Service Team
    • To participate in supervision and reviews with the One Family CEO
    • To undertake other areas of work where necessary or as requested by the CEO.

    The Counselling Manager will be responsible to the CEO of One Family on a daily basis and will be subject to all the Policies and Procedures of One Family.

    Person Specification

    Essential Skills include:

    • A minimum of 5 years extensive counselling experience post accreditation
    • Have a relevant counselling /psychotherapy qualification and be an accredited member of a relevant body
    • Have a strong knowledge of counselling ethics and practice
    • A knowledge and experience of the provision of telephone and online counselling
    • A minimum of 3 years experience in service and/or staff management
    • Experience of building and developing strong working relationships within a service team
    • Experience leading, managing and motivating a staff team
    • Experience of working with issues including child protection; domestic abuse; separation
    • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
    • Self-starter with a process improvement mindset
    • Willingness to learn and adapt and encourages the same in others
    • Flexible, with ability to work on own initiative and co-operatively.

    Desirable Skills include:

    • A supervisory qualification
    • Experience of Unplanned Pregnancy and Post-Abortion Counselling
    • Experience of working with Salesforce CRM
    • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.

    Terms of Role

    The post is for 4 or 5 days per week, and is currently delivered on a hybrid basis. The exact number of days can be negotiated with the successful candidate. Flexibility can be offered and expected on when these hours are delivered. The full time (35 hour week) salary scale is €46.7k - €58.1K based on skills and experience with good annual leave and other terms & conditions.

    A cover letter and CV addressing the required competencies should be sent by email to kkiernan@onefamily.ie

    Closing date for applications is 5pm on 2 November 2022.

    Applications should be marked clearly: Counselling Manager Role

    Interviews will be held in the following weeks.

    One Family is an equal opportunities employer | www.onefamily.ie

  • 11/10/2022 14:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wexford Rape Crisis (WXRC): Panel Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapist Vacancies


    Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapist Vacancies (Wexford town)

    WXRC is a service offering counselling to women, men and young people who have been affected in any way by Domestic, Sexual or Gender-based violence. In addition, we offer support counselling to a partner, family member or friend who is supporting the person who has been abused.

    We invite applications from qualified and accredited Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapists to provide individual counselling services.

    Candidates must possess:

    An accredited qualification in counselling/psychotherapy, minimum Diploma level, recognised by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) or Irish Association for Humanistic Integrative psychotherapy (IAHIP) or equivalent accrediting body.

    To Apply: Please send CV to clare@wexfordrapecrisis.com or contact Clare Williams on 053 91 22722.

    Deadline: Rolling

    CHARITY NO: CHY 12420. WXRC is funded by Tusla.

  • 11/10/2022 14:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    Job Title:

    Counsellor (Addiction)

    (Grade Code 391T)

    Location:

    Primary Care Drug and Alcohol Services 

    Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, CHO Area 4

    There is currently one permanent full-time vacancy available.

    The post-holder will initially be located in the following:

    HSE Addiction Services, North Cork Hub, Mallow, Co. Cork, P51 PY98

    The successful candidate may be required to work in any service area within the vicinity as the need arises.

    Reports to:

    The post-holder will be responsible to the Senior Counsellor as Head of Discipline in the Programme Area accounting for operational and professional practice and clinical governance.

    Hours:

    35-hour week, 5 days per week (Monday to Friday)

    Job Type:

    Permanent

    Salary:

    The Salary Scale for this post is (as of 01/10/2021):

    €40,948, €42,356, €43,779, €45,197, €46,644, €48,320, €49,785, €51,721, €53,710, €55,591, €57,474, €59,754 LSI

    New appointees to any grade start at the minimum point of the scale.  Incremental credit will be applied for recognised relevant service in Ireland and abroad (Department of Health Circular 2/2011).  Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous experience in the Civil Service, Local Authorities, Health Service and other Public Service Bodies and Statutory Agencies.

    Purpose:

    • To engage in therapeutic relationships with Service-Users to assist in the management of Substance use and related issues.

    • To provide individual and group counselling in community care settings of the Addiction Service.

    • To will work with other members of multidisciplinary care teams to provide a person-centred service.

    Informal Enquiries:

    Mr. David Lane, Coordinator of Drug and Alcohol Services, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare

    Email: David.Lane1@hse.ie

    Telephone: 021 4930100

    Contact Email:

    justinah.bello@coolminetc.ie

    Application Ref.

    HR/CRK/SDL/ADDCLR/1022


    Application Process:

    Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to Justinah.bello@coolminetc.ie

    Please see Job Description attached for further information on this role.

    Please quote this application reference code HR/CRK/SDL/ADDCLR/1022

    The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 20th October 2022

    The HSE is an equal opportunities employer.

  • 27/09/2022 15:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Role: Pre-Accredited Psychotherapists – Limerick

    Location: Ardaulin, Mungret, Limerick V94 T258

    Contract: 6-month Fixed Term Contract

    Salary: €18.50 per hour

    Essential Qualifications:

    (i) A recognized qualification at minimum Level 8 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.

    AND

    (ii) Be a pre accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with at least 200 hours of client work (post qualification) completed with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP.

    Role & Responsibilities:

    The role of the Pre-Accredited Therapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to individuals who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis and those bereaved by suicide. With the support of the Lead Therapist and wider team you will have the opportunity to complete your clinical hour requirements.

    • 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
    • Ensure clinical records are properly and accurately maintained as required
    • Attend external clinical supervision (paid by Pieta) and attend monthly group supervision internally in Pieta.
    • Contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required
    • Fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015
    • Comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988, 2003 & 2018 (GDPR)
    • Ensure compliance with any necessary on-going psychotherapy registration requirements
    • 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

    Skills Required:

    • Ability to engage individuals in therapeutic work
    • 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 prioritise competing demands

    Hours & Salary:

    • 15 hours per week over 3 days (including x1 evening) €18.50 per hour

    Note: Garda Vetting is required of the successful candidate

    Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 10th October 2022

    PIETA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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  • 20/09/2022 19:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Part Time Adolescent Counsellor/Psychotherapist Vacancy

    Tipperary Rape Crisis Centre provides a safe, non-judgemental and discreet space for women, men and young people (14 years and upwards) who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted, raped or sexually harassed, at any time in their lives, to receive one to one Counselling and Support.

    TRCC provides Support Counselling for non-abusing relatives or friends of Survivors.

    We currently have a vacancy for a part-time, qualified adolescent counsellor/psychotherapist.

    Adolescent Psychotherapist Requirements: We invite applications from qualified and accredited Adolescent Psychotherapists to provide individual counselling services specifically to support young people/adolescents with sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, gender-based violence or any kind of sexual trauma in their lives. The role may also involve supporting parents/guardians of those children.

    Successful candidates must possess:

    An accredited qualification in counselling/psychotherapy in child and/or adolescent psychotherapy, recognised by IACP, IAHIP, IAPTP or equivalent body. Acknowledgement will also be given to the years of experience of practitioners who didn’t attain a formal qualification in working with children but have completed multiple short courses to date and have substantial experience working with under 18s.

    A minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience in working with young people.

    Experience of working with adolescent survivors of sexual or gender-based violence.

    Demonstrable evidence of CPD relevant to the role.

    A flexible approach and ability to handle a varied workload.

    Proof of current Garda Vetting

    How to apply: 

    Interested applicants should forward their CV’s and a cover letter to the Manager at tipperaryrcc@gmail.com or to the below details;

    Natasha A. O’Keeffe

    Manager                                                                                   

    Tipperary Rape Crisis Centre

    20 Mary Street,

    Clonmel,

    Co. Tipperary

    Closing Date: 21st October 2022        

    Interviews are in person on Wednesday 26th October 2022

  • 20/09/2022 18:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This newly created role with AACPI is an exciting part-time opportunity for a trained counsellor or psychotherapist with an interest in community-based services and clinical standards.

    To find out more and to apply, please follow this link: https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies/health/93257-association-for-agency-based-counselling-psychotherapy-in-ireland-clinical-co-ordinator

    For enquiries, contact Sarah Jane Hennelly at coordinator@aacpi.ie

  • 20/09/2022 18:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Role: Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists – Limerick

    Location: Ardaulin, Mungret, Limerick, V94 T258

    Salary: €30 per hour

    Contract: Permanent 10 - 25-hour contracts (2-5 days per week)

    Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Pieta provides a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide. Pieta also operates a national 24-hour helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated Education and Training office.  We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for our clients.

    Our centre in Limerick requires experienced therapists to join their team and have flexible work options available:

    Centre opening hours:

    Mon & Fri: 9am to 5pmWeds: 10am to 6pmTues & Thurs: 9am to 8pm

    **Shifts are 5 consecutive hours in duration with max 4 clients per day. One hour is allocated for related administrative duties. Hours will be fixed and negotiated with Lead Therapist at time of recruitment.

    Role & Responsibilities:

    Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role of the Psychotherapist / Counsellor is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to adults and under 18’s who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide. Experience with clients aged 12-18 years old is required and a formal qualification in child & adolescent therapy is preferable.

    • 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 qualification in Counselling and /or Psychotherapy or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling Psychology
    • Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP
    • Experience of working with crisis intervention and suicide bereavement
    • Knowledge of Brief Solution Focused Interventions, CBT etc
    • Ability to reflect on practice 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

    Employee Benefits:

    • Competitive salary and 24 days annual leave entitlement per year
    • Paid external supervision and monthly in-house group supervision
    • Access to training & development opportunities including annual CPD allowance
    • Access to contributory pension scheme
    • Life Assurance benefit
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Travel Pass/Bike to Work Scheme

    Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

    Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie

    Any enquiries on the above please email recruitment@pieta.ie

    PIETA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

  • 13/09/2022 16:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. Wexford Rape Crisis (WRC): Adolescent Psychotherapist Vacancy

    2. Student Adolescent Counsellor placements (for any student currently completing a qualification in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy)


    Adolescent Psychotherapist (experienced and qualified to work with young people). Also, to provide parental/carer support to parents of young people affected by DSGBV.Wexford Rape Crisis is a service offering counselling to women, men and young people who have been affected in any way by Domestic, Sexual or Gender-Based (DSGBV).  In addition, we offer support counselling to a partner, family member or friend who is supporting the person who has been abused. 

    1.Adolescent Psychotherapist Requirements: We invite applications from qualified and accredited Psychotherapists to provide individual counselling services specifically to support young people with a history of domestic, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, gender-based violence or any kind of sexual trauma in their lives. The role will also involve supporting parents/guardians of those children affected by DSGBV.

    Candidates must possess:

    ·       An accredited qualification in counselling/psychotherapy (minimum Diploma level) recognised by IACP, IAHIP or equivalent.

    ·       Eligibility to work therapeutically with young people under the IACP Grandparenting clause by demonstrating required Competencies for working with clients who are under 18 years of age.

    ·       A track-record of working therapeutically with young people.

    ·       A flexible approach and an ability to handle a varied workload.

    ·       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well both under own initiative and as part of a team

    The role will be offered for up to 4 days a week subject to completion of a probationary period. Salary is commensurate with experience and continued funding.

    2. Student Adolescent Counsellor placements: We invite students currently completing a qualification in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy for placements in Wexford Rape Crisis.

    All roles located in Wexford town. Travel may be required to outreach clinics in Co. Wexford.

    To Apply: Please send a letter of application, together with a CV to clare@wexfordrapecrisis.com or contact Clare Williams on 053 91 22722.

    Closing date: Rolling.

    CHARITY NO: CHY 12420. Wexford Rape Crisis is funded by Tusla.


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