Kildare Youth Services: Youth Counsellor (Part-Time)

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Youth Counsellor (Part-time)

Kildare Youth Services (KYS) supports young people, children and families in Co. Kildare & West Wicklow to enable them to live a full and active life within their communities and society. The Youth Counselling Service is a TUSLA-funded project, which aims to provide 1:1 therapeutic support to young people form 11 – 24 years and their families.

The Youth Counsellor will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a professional and accessible, counselling service to the community, to young people and their families. This is a Part-Time 3-day per week role. The post will be based in Athy and will serve the surrounding communities.

Your application should clearly demonstrate that you have experience of:

  • The assessment of young people for counselling support
  • One-to-one counselling with young people
  • The provision of family support
  • Liaising with and processing referrals to and from G.P.s, schools, youth groups, social workers, primary health care professionals and others as appropriate.
  • The prompt identification and notification of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns in accordance with TUSLA Child and Family Agency and Kildare Youth Services Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintaining records & observing professional standards in respect of confidentiality and data protection
  • Both clinical supervision and line management support & supervision.
  • Suitably qualified applicants must be eligible for registration with IACP, PSI or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be employed by Kildare Youth Services (KYS) on a 12 month fixed-term contract, including a 6 month probationary period. Closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 11th October 2019.

For job description and application form contact Kildare Youth Services on counselling@kys.ie or on 045 856968

Completed applications by KYS electronic application form only to: Lorraine Shortt, Youth Counselling Coordinator on lorraine.shortt@kys.ie

Completed application forms must contain details of three referees (including your current or most recent employer).

Region: 

Co Kildare

Expiry date: 

11/10/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

19/09/19