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Pieta - Vacancies: Sessional Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists, Lucan & Ballyfermot

23/09/2021 10:43 | Anonymous

Sessional Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists – Lucan & Ballyfermot

Locations: Lucan & Ballyfermot

  • Sessional Basis – x4 hour shifts over 2 days
  • Rate of pay €55 per hour/session

Role & Responsibilities:

We are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist who will be called on to provide cover in our Lucan and Ballyfermot centre’s. 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

·         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

·         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

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

·         A recognized qualification at minimum Level 7 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology

·         Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with IAHIP, IACP, BACP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP

·         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 prioritize competing demands

·         Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

·         Ability to fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter outlining your location, contract preference and particular suitability to the role with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 6th October 2021.


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