Dublin Simon Community: Counsellor (Part-Time)

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The Opportunity

Are you an experienced counsellor or psychotherapist and do you want to develop your career within a supportive and dynamic organisation? Here at Dublin Simon Community we now have an opportunity for you to join us as a Counselling (Part-time, Out of office Hours).

The Organisation

Here at Dublin Simon Community, we are working proactively to help resolve the biggest societal crisis of our time-homelessness. Our innovative services are all focused on making home a reality for our clients. We value community, excellence, innovation, respect and integrity and we incorporate these values into each service for our clients. While we provide supported temporary accommodation, we also provide a range of holistic services such as homeless prevention, medium to long term housing, addiction treatment, primary healthcare and other targeted interventions. Our employees are our strongest asset and we have been awarded the Excellence Through People accreditation for the past 3 years due to utilising the best Human Resource Management practices to demonstrate how much our employees are valued.

The Role

As the Counselling, you will provide out of hours crisis counselling support to people experiencing homelessness and at risk of suicide / self harm. You will work as part of our new Out of Hours Counselling Service from 16:00-22:30 (approximately) on a rota basis with 7 day liability on a part-time basis.

Among the duties and responsibilities include:

  1. To conduct out of hours risk assessment and individual crisis counselling as part of the suicide prevention response service team to people experiencing homelessness. The Counsellor is required to maintain a clinical caseload in proportion to other duties of the role.
  2. To establish appropriate contracts in relation to clients to facilitate a suicide prevention approach.
  3. To provide phone support to clients expressing suicide ideation/deliberate self harm, and make appropriate stabilisation support plan.
  4. To provide advice and support to other staff in developing crisis stabilisation plans.
  5. To attend for regular internal line management and external clinical supervision in accordance with professional code of ethics and organisational policy.
  6. Facilitate informal drop in counselling clinic programme as directed by manager which will include evening and weekends.
  7. Maintain accurate, confidential records of clinical practice in line with code of conduct, ethics and to operate within the organisations policies and procedures.
  8. Support the development and facilitation of group work.

What You Need

To become the Counselling you will need a degree in counselling or psychotherapy. We will also consider a diploma in counselling if accompanied with a degree in psychology, social care or a related discipline. You will also require accreditation with a professional body.

What You Will Receive

  • Supportive colleagues & management team
  • Dynamic & diverse work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Clear progression Opportunities

What To Do Now

If you are interested, please apply on the link on this page today.

Apply for the position
Application due date: 21/01/2019
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800



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