SOSAD Ireland: Volunteer Risk Assessors (Navan & Drogheda)

SOSAD Ireland is an Irish Suicide prevention and bereavement support charity. The main goals of SOSAD:

  • To raise awareness of suicide in Ireland
  • To break the stigma of suicide in Ireland
  • To provide support and direction to those feeling depressed and/or suicidal
  • To provide support and direction to those who may know someone feeling suicidal
  • To provide support and direction to those who have been bereaved by suicide


What's Involved:

  • Carry out detailed psychological risk assessments and ongoing reviews of clients
  • Evaluating from the assessment the best action to take in the client's recovery (I.e working in conjunction with/or referral of clients to statutory, community and other voluntary services)
  • Provide support, advice and care for clients
  • Dealing with low to high-risk suicidal clients presenting with issues of self-harm, abuse, alcoholism, depression, homelessness and unresolved past trauma
  • Maintaining accurate and confidential records in line with SOSAD policy and regulations

What's Required:

  • Ideally a minimum of a level 8 degree in psychology / in final year desirable
  • Safetalk / asist training desirable
  • Commitment of at least 2-4 hours (1 day) per week
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work positively with clientele
  • Effective communication and organisational skills
  • Respect for patient confidentiality
  • To maintain professional and personal boundaries
  • Must have a caring, empathetic and understanding nature

If you have any further questions regarding the position or would like to apply please email your CV to:


Co Louth & Co Meath

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