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Dublin Simon Community: Counselling Team Lead Role

18/06/2021 08:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job title: Counselling Team Lead

About us:
At Dublin Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality.

Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention services, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership.


  • To conduct out of hours risk assessment and individual suicide counselling/intervention with people experiencing homelessness. The Counsellor is required to maintain a clinical caseload in proportion to other duties of the role.
  • To establish appropriate contracts in relation to clients to facilitate a suicide prevention approach.
  • To provide phone support to clients expressing suicide ideation/deliberate self harm, and make approaite stabilisation support plan.
  • To provide advice and support to other staff in developing crisis stabilisation plans.
  • Develop and take responsibility for administration and communication of out of hours staff rota.
  • To attend for regular internal line management and external clinical supervision in accordance with professional code of ethics and organisational policy.
  • Facilitate informal drop in counselling clinic programme as directed by manager which will include evening and weekends.
  • Maintain accurate, confidential records of clinical practice in line with code of conduct, ethics and to operate within the organisations policies and procedures.
  • To collate all stats and reports as directed by counselling manager.
  • Support the development and delivery of suicide prevention staff training.


The duties listed in this job description are not exhaustive and you may be expected to perform other duties as are reasonable in the course of your work with Dublin Simon Community.


  • A degree in counselling/psychotherapy or a diploma in counselling and a Degree in Psychology, Social care or Social work.
  • 12 months full time providing counselling in a homeless service
  • Full accreditation with a professional accreditation body.
  • 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
  • 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


  • 12 months full time providing counselling in a homeless service
  • Ability to speak Polish or Russian would be an advantage
  • Over one year full accreditation with accreditation body
  • Full driving licence

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