Beacon of Light: Clinical Coordinator (Part-Time)

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Job Title: Clinical Coordinator

Location: Beacon of Light Counselling Centre, Clondalkin

Responsible to: The coordinator reports directly to the General Manager & Chairperson of Board of Management.

Contract type: Part Time, subject to continued funding.

Job Summary:

The Clinical Coordinator will oversee all paid and volunteer therapists in relation to clinical maters. All clinical staff members will report to or liaise with the clinical coordinator. This role is a senior position and one of responsibility and accountability.

The role requires a measure of flexibility and requires autonomy whilst always keeping the client centred approach.

The role requires a team relationship with the core counselling team, the manager and the office coordinator.

The role requires delivering or coordinating group clinical supervision to all counsellors in Beacon including clerical staff if required.

Specifically the role requires one group supervision session to be delivered to the core counselling team, one group supervision to be delivered to the clerical staff, one group supervision session to be delivered to non-core counselling staff.

The frequency of the group supervision is once monthly. The role will require a minimum of three and a maximum of four groups delivered monthly.

The role requires evaluating and checking compliance of attendance of supervision for all Beacon staff.

The role requires devising and implementing clinical governance, policies and procedures.

The role may include incorporating new innovative ideas in response to client needs and trends in counselling approaches.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

The Coordinator will provide professional oversight in respect of all counselling support services provided by the Beacon of Light Centre.

Through this oversight the Coordinator will guide and assist the General Manager, in ensuring full regulatory compliance within and acutely ethical and secure environment.

All those delivering counselling support and client therapy will be supervised in a structured manner, by the Coordinator, in consort with the General Manager.

The Coordinator will act as Designated Liaison Person for the Beacon, and oversee the Implementation of Beacons’ Child Protection and Welfare policy

The Coordinator will monitor clinical delivery through audits, and will intervene with the General Manager when necessary.

The Coordinator will assist the General Manager in recruitment and induction of counselling staff. This assistance will include the validation of professional qualifications presented by applicants.

The Coordinator will assist the General Manager in maintaining and implementing effective Operational Procedures, complete with client administration templates, and service delivery protocols.

Service delivery protocols will include internal processes, as well as external interfaces with relevant service providers, State agencies and bodies.

Operationally, the Coordinator will coordinate client throughput, with particular attention to the coordination of timely client support, including the management of waiting lists.

The Coordinator will deputise for the General Manager in the day to day operation of the Beacon of Light Centre, as may be required to cover periods of absence.

The coordinator will be required to undertake CPD or other relevant training deemed necessary to the role

Service Attendance Hours

The Contractor shall normally attend and provide service at the Beacon of Light's premises 24 hours per week, over three days.

Service will not be delivered solely during attendance hours.

Service delivery may entail attending meetings with external agencies/stakeholders/funders and representing the BLCC at workshops/seminars or attending Board of Management meetings. The frequency of such out of office hours are minimal and subject to negotiation.


Salary will be €24,000.00 per annum

Required Experience:

The candidate will be a qualified and accredited Clinical supervisor, with IACP. IAHIP or equivalent organisation.

The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years accredited agency based or private Psychotherapy practice.

Desired Experience:

The candidate will have good knowledge of Current Child Protection Legislation.

The candidate will have previous experience of clinical audits and governance.

The candidate will have experience of ethical boundaries and reflective and reflexive practices.

Required Education:

The candidate will have a minimum recognised Level 8 NFQ in Counselling/ Psychotherapy

The candidate will have a recognised Post Graduate qualification in Clinical Supervision.

The candidate will have training in Child Protection.

The candidate will have training in Suicide Prevention/ awareness.

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Characteristics:

Demonstrate excellent Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team.

Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in a variety of media platforms.

Demonstrate leadership ability and creativity in effecting meaningful change.

Ability to collaborate with partners to deliver on a collective vision.

Ability to write comprehensive work plans and progress reports.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals and organisations.

Ability to process and negotiate complaints and grievances from clients and staff alike.

All Beacon of Light staff members are required to obtain Garda clearance as a condition of their initial and continued employment.

Application Process:

Application is by way of CV and cover letter.

Please clearly outline in your cover letter how you feel you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

The following documents will be kept on file; shortlisting panel report, interview panel report and recruitment report.

You may send applications via email , please mark private and confidential.

By post fao General manager: 4 Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin Dublin 22.

All applicants will be given notice/instruction via email or via telephone.

Interviews will be conducted by an interview panel at Beacon of Light Counselling premises.

Closing date for applications is Friday 9th March.

Beacon of Light is an equal opportunities employer.


Clondalkin, Dublin 22

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