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 or on 045 856968

Completed applications by KYS electronic application form only to: Lorraine Shortt, Youth Counselling Coordinator on

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


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