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Pieta House: Vacancies “Sessional Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists – Nationwide”

28/05/2021 11:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sessional Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists – Nationwide

  • Sessional Basis – x4 hour shifts over 2 days
  • Rate of pay €45 per hour/session, €20 for dna/csn


(i) A recognized qualification at minimum Level 7 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.


(ii) Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), National Association of Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP), Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP).

Role & Responsibilities:

We are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist who will be called on to provide remote phone and video therapy to our clients. We provide counselling for both Adults and children, experience of working with U18’s is essential.

  • 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 and attend group supervision internally in Pieta once per month
  • Contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required
  • 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 adults and children in assessment and 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
  • Strong time management skills and capacity to prioritise competing demands
  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for this position.

Applications for the above post should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 7th June 2021.


The Irish Association of Humanistic
& Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) Ltd.

9.00am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri
☎ +353 (0) 1 284 1665

email: admin@iahip.org

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