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Pieta Vacancy: Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists

08/07/2021 21:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Role: Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists – Dublin South

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 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:

Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role of the Therapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to individuals who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide. 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
  • ·        Ensure clinical records are properly and accurately maintained as required
  • ·        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
  • ·        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
  • ·        To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the service (incorporating late evening and weekend work)
  • ·        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
  • ·        Ability to consult, liaise with other services as required
  • ·        Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

Hours & Salary:

  • ·        25 hours per week over 5 days (including x1 evening) €39,000 per annum

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 21st July 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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