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Pieta Vacancies: Pre-Accredited Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists – Nationwide

18/06/2021 09:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Role: Pre-Accredited Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists – Nationwide

Location: Pieta Centre’s Nationwide

Contract: Permanent

Essential Qualifications:

(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 pre accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with at least 300 hours of client work 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 complete your clinical hour requirements to progress to a fully accredited Therapist with Pieta.

  • 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 twice per month (paid by Pieta) and attend group and internal supervision internally in Pieta once per month
  • 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 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
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
  • Strong time management skills and capacity to prioritise competing demands

Hours & Salary:

12 & 16 hours per week over 3 & 4 days (including x1 evening) €18.50 per hour

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 particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 23rd June 2021.


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