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  • 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

  • 30/05/2023 10:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    About Us

    The Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service supports client in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath who are exposed to homelessness to identify and connect to their inner strengths and develop psychological coping skills as a result of engaging with evidence based therapeutic counselling interventions and supports.

    The Sure Steps Counselling Service was established in spring of 2012. Since then we have become a specialised trauma informed counselling service providing emotional support to clients with a wide variety of presenting issues. All our counsellors are trained to the highest standards and adhere to their professional accreditation bodies’ code of ethics. Currently we have a team of almost 20 counsellors both pre and fully accredited.

    About the job

    Location: Ellen Hall Inchicore
    Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week / Monday to Sunday
    Salary: €34,000 per year
    Contract Type – Fixed Term – 9/12 Months – Maternity Cover
    Reporting to Counselling +Service Manager.

    Your Responsibilities


    • To conduct assessment and individual and/or group counselling/therapy with adults. The Counsellor is required to maintain a clinical caseload in proportion to other duties of the role. Assist in the development & delivery of group facilitation & training programmes.
    • To establish appropriate contracts in relation to clients to facilitate the counselling process
    • To attend for regular external clinical supervision in accordance with professional code of ethics and organisational policy.
    • To inform and facilitate clients in accessing other appropriate mental health supports
    • Facilitate informal drop in counselling clinic programme.
    • Maintain accurate, confidential records of clinical practice in line with code of conduct, ethics and to operate within the organisations policies and procedures.
    • Support clients who maybe presenting with suicide ideation.


    • To attend meetings, conferences etc., as required by counselling manager
    • To liaise with relevant statutory and voluntary agencies
    • In the exercise of his/her duties the counsellor therapist will endeavour to implement the aims, objectives and policies of the organisation.
    • To assist in & undertake research projects as directed by counselling manager.

    Administration & Accountability

    • To prepare reports as required by the counselling manager.
    • To engage in in-service and other relevant training opportunities and to keep up to date with new developments in the area of counselling
    • To compile monthly statistics as required
    • To implement counselling software systems as per service requirements

    Service Development and Evaluation

    • To play an active role in the promotion and development of the service
    • To engage in clinical audit, quality initiatives and service evaluation
    • To engage in administrative duties as required for the delivery of the service
    • To liaise with referral agents and relevant others to ensure appropriate referral to the service, manage communication regarding queries about referrals etc.

    Essential for the role:

    • A degree in counselling/psychotherapy,


    • A Diploma in counselling and a Degree in Psychology, Social care or Social work.
    • Full accreditation with a professional accreditation body.


    • Full or part time experience providing counselling in a social or care setting.
    • Experience of counselling evaluation tools & management software applications.
    • Experience of developing and delivering a range of clinical & psychoeducational groups.
    • Experience of conducting client assessments


    • Understanding of the impact of childhood abuse and trauma.
    • Understanding of why and how people become homeless and the needs they have in order to exit their situation out of homelessness.
    • Assessing clients’ suitability for counselling/psychotherapy.
    • Working within a range of therapeutic approaches.
    • Providing short and long-term therapy contracts.
    • Working effectively and confidently with challenging client processes.
    • Working with traumatised clients in one-to-one and group settings.
    • Responding appropriately to a range of mental health issues.
    • Operating notification procedures in relation to child protection.
    • Assessing risk and managing it appropriately.
    • Incorporating relevant legislation, agreed policy directives and professional guidance into work practice.
    • Operating professional and personal boundaries.
    • Appreciation of the importance of professional and personal support systems.
    • Working effectively as part of a team including working independently.
    • Managing client records effectively and producing counselling reports as required.
    • To evaluate information and make effective decisions.

    Desirable for the role:

    • Masters in counselling/psychotherapy.
    • Over one-year full accreditation with accreditation body.
    • Full driving license.
    • The ability to speak Polish or Russian would be an advantage.
    • 12 months full-time providing counselling in a homeless service. Experience of providing outreach and in reach informal counselling.
    • Experience of facilitating groups to clients who are vulnerable to homelessness.
    • Knowledge of the CAMS approach to suicidality.

    Core Competencies of all Dublin Simon Staff:

    • Commitment to providing the highest levels of quality service
    • Relating with respect and compassion
    • Promoting diversity and equality
    • Providing quality person-centered service
    • Communicating effectively
    • Resilience, positive outlook openness to change
    • Maintaining a safe and secure environment
    • Promoting health and wellbeing
    • Promoting person-centered care
    • Building working relationships
    • Effective professional practice, planning, organising, and problem-solving.

    Benefits to working with Dublin Simon Community:

    • 25 days annual leave
    • 5% matched contribution to your pension
    • Paid Sick Leave Policy
    • Paid Maternity Leave Policy
    • Bike to Work Scheme
    • Commuter Travel Tax Savers Ticket
    • 1st-week Comprehensive Training
    • Progression Opportunities

    To apply please [click here].

    Please note, if you are unsure of any of the requirements, contact the Recruitment Team on (01) 635 4860

  • 23/05/2023 14:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job description

    The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) provides a professional, confidential, counselling and psychotherapy service. It is available in all HSE Community Health Organisations (CHO) areas and operates from over 240 locations throughout Ireland.

    The aim of the NCS is to support clients to improve their quality of life and reduce their psychological distress through the provision of evidence-based, professional, client centred counselling.

    The purpose of this post is to:

    • To work in conjunction with Director of Counselling and other team members in co-ordinating and developing the service to meet the needs of the population it serves in line with the objectives of the organisation
    • To support the Director of Counselling in the management of the Counselling service in line with the objectives of the organisation
    • To work with the Director of Counselling in ensuring the co-ordination, development and delivery of a quality, client centred service across the geographical area
    • Line management and supervision of Counsellor/Therapists and management of service delivery in designated area of responsibility as well as direct provision of counselling and psychotherapy
    • The Senior Counsellor Therapist will be required to cooperate with and fully support a potential future transition to Regional Health Areas, or similar. This may require working across Acute Hospitals and Community Services and may impact upon future reporting relationships.
    • The Senior Counsellor Therapist will work closely with colleagues in Regional Networks to be developed to support cross regional efforts as well as to provide cross cover of service for periods annual leave or other short-term leave.
    • The Senior Counsellor Therapist will support the Director of Counselling and contribute to the development and regional use of population-based planning frameworks to inform service planning work.
    • To be responsible for the provision of a high quality service in accordance with standards of professional practice

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  • 23/05/2023 12:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION                         

    Job Title: MANAGER

    Location:  Athlone (Midland) Rape Crisis Centre       
     15A Inish Carraig Business Centre  Golden Island. Athlone. Co. Westmeath
    Reporting:               Chairperson – Board of Management
    Hours of Work:        26 hours (flexibility required)
    Salary:                      €45102.72 - depending on experience
                                      + 7% Employer contribution to Pension      

    Overall Purpose:     To manage Day-to-Day Operational and Fiscal Activities of AMRCC


    • Manage centre staff and activities in accordance with the mission, values, and goals of the organisation
    • Foster effective teamwork within the organisation and develop positive relationships within the team
    • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the organisation
    • Carry out performance reviews with Counsellors and Training reviews
    • Provide line management support and supervision of centre staff
    • Organise and co-ordinate supervision for Counsellors
    • Monitor adherence by AMRCC Counsellors to professional codes of practice and ethics
    • Monitor and organise the Client waiting lists and agree with Counsellors
    • Enter all weekly Client data into the RCC database system
    • Develop, review and monitor operational policies and procedures
    • Ensure organisational compliance with employment legislation and other relevant legislation                                                                                       
    • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of all internal and external issues that affect the organisation
    • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organisation's activities
    • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as directed by the Board               


    • Report to the Board on the accounts of AMRCC
    • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organisation
    • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with TUSLA and other Statutory and Voluntary organisations to help achieve the goals of the organisation
    • Administer the funds of the organisation according to the approved Budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organisation in line with SLA & TUSLA quarterly
    • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the Revenues and Expenditure of the organisation and liaise with Treasurer/ Auditors when required
    • Manage bookkeeping function/accounts, including monthly payroll, using Big Red Book
    • Accounts and Thesaurus Payroll computer packages
    • ROS returns must be up to date/ Banking/ Petty Cash/ Staff receipted expenses/Training expenses)
    • Proficient in IT skills Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Zoom, Picture Management. Assisting employees and providing them when necessary, with any IT related queries if they arise
    • Source extra Funding/Grants for the organisation when necessary and agree with the Board

    PR/ Marketing

    • Act as a spokesperson and representative for and on behalf of the organisation, including the production of Press Releases and Media interviews
    • Be responsible for the development and delivery of the Schools Programme
    • Represent the organisation at community activities to enhance the organisation's community profile. Developing the organisation Webpage and Facebook and other Social Media platforms where appropriate
    • Attend relevant Managers Network and Regional meetings and local Networks
    • Organise information packs and their distribution when required throughout the AMRCC catchment area.
    • Co-ordinate the work of projects and sub-groups and ensure integration of projects into AMRCC plans


    • ·Ensure that personnel, Client and Employee files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
    • ·Ensuring all systems and record keeping are in place and kept up to date (e.g. Holidays/Illness/TOIL/ Time Sheets/Information Sheets)
    • ·Prepare Service Agreements, Annual Reports, Accounts and Forward Planning reports
    • ·Completing Governance Codes and developing a Business Plan on going
    • ·Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials
    • ·Support the Board with meetings, travel and other arrangements
    • ·Ensuring that Employee Handbook is up to date with latest Statutory and organisation requirements.
    • ·Checking Health & Safety & Fire Safety complies with the regulatory requirements
    • ·Ensuring that all equipment, certificates & reports are checked and up to date
    • ·Check regularly that all safety requirements are up to date and in working order.
    • ·Arranging Health & Safety, Manual Handling and other Training necessary to the welfare of Staff & Clients are in order
    • ·Any other duties as is reasonably required by Board from time to time.

    Person Specification

    AMRCC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sections of society.

    Applicants should possess at closing date for applications:

    • A minimum of 2 years management experience in the health, voluntary or community development sector or an aggregate of three years such experience
    • A relevant third level qualification (preferably, level 8) in Community Development, Social Care, Counselling/Psychotherapy, Healthcare Management and/or a demonstrable track record of working within these fields
    • A thorough understanding of the sector, knowledge of the counselling process, and the policy and practice issues involved in providing a service in the area of sexual violence and abuse
    • Experience of policy development, strategic planning and budget management
    • Previous experience in a dynamic service driven environment
    • Proven ability of building positive working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Demonstratable experience in financial management with an ability to plan, manage and coordinate budgets
    • Flexibility in attitude and approach to the job
    • Ability to be innovative and work on own initiative
    • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
    • Strong IT Skills – mainly Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom

    Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove any of the tasks in line with the requirements of the role.

    Summary Terms and Conditions


    This is post part-time for 26 hours per week on the basis
    of 4 days per week



     Annual Leave

     The Annual Leave associated with the post will be confirmed at job offer stage.


    Every appointment of a person shall be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

     Mandated Children First Act 2015

     As a mandated person under the Children First Act 2015, the Manager will adhere to AMRCC  Children First Policy.

     Garda Vetting

    Manager will be subject to ongoing Garda Vetting.


    Any offer of a position will be subject to the timely return of satisfactory references and any required documentation.

    Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 31st May 2023                                                         

  • 16/05/2023 16:34 | 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 10am-6.30pm (6 clients) Wednesday 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 (12 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 12 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

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

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