Beacon of Light Counselling Centre: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist / Play Therapist (Part-Time)

Beacon of Light Counselling Centre are seeking a part time Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist / Play Therapist to join our multi -disciplinary team of Psychotherapists.

This is a part time position with 10 sessions per week maximum.

You will be expected to have your own professional indemnity insurance.

Selected candidate will be employed on a consultancy basis and will submit invoices for payment monthly.

The selected candidate will be required to have in house group clinical supervision monthly.

1:1 clinical support/line management where necessary. (Clinical coordinator & General Manager)

The selected candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The selected candidate will be required to attend monthly core counselling team meetings

You will need to be Garda Vetted for this role.

Requirement / Qualifications:

  • Hold a minimum of level 8 or equivalent qualification in Psychotherapy with specific additional training with children and young people.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years post qualification practicing Psychotherapy in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of working with families, parents and guardians.
  • Accredited with IAPTP, PT-Ire, IACP, IAHIP, ICP or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with other agencies, TUSLA, Schools, CAMHS, Youth services, and comprehensive knowledge of current child first legislation.
  • Have completed and hold certificate in Children First training and be familiar with TUSLA reporting system.
  • Have a 1:1 Clinical supervisor and meet the client hours to supervision ratio as required.
  • Have experience of making a child protection report.


  • Good experience with agency-based counselling services and issues prevalent for young persons in these geographical areas.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with other statutory agencies, TUSLA, HSE etc. and be familiar with children first legislation.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and privacy in relation to communication with parents/guardians and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of consent procedure for legal guardians in relation to minors.

Please send CV and Cover letter to or

Please mark: Private and confidential.

Application expiry date: 23 August 2019.


Dublin 22

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