Pieta: Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist - Galway

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Role: Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist - Galway

Location: Lismoyle House, Merchants Road Galway H91 FX4T

Hours: 15 hours per week

  • Wednesday 9am-2pm
  • Thursday 3pm-8pm
  • Friday 9am-2pm

Salary: €30.91 per hour

Employment Type: Permanent

Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm, and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care, and acceptance. Pieta provides a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide. Pieta also operates a national 24-hour helpline (1800 247 247) and has a dedicated Education and Training office. We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for our clients.


Reporting directly to the centre’s Clinical Service Manager the role of the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to children & adolescents who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, or those bereaved by suicide.

  • Conduct risk & suitability assessments and implement risk management plans as appropriate
  • Provide evidence-informed, brief, strengths-based & goal focused interventions
  • Work in accordance with Pieta’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • Liaise and consult with other professionals in supporting the client as required
  • Maintain accurate, confidential records of practice using Salesforce
  • Attend external clinical supervision twice per month (paid by Pieta) and attend group supervision internally in Pieta once per month
  • Contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required
  • Maintain professional and personal boundaries
  • Participate in team meetings and attend other meetings as deemed necessary
  • Share information with the Clinical Service Manager, Regional Manager, Pieta team and other services as appropriate in accordance with good practice
  • Ability to fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015
  • Work in accordance with Pieta’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines to ensure consistent delivery of services and compliance with legislation e.g. in the following areas: Health and Safety, GDPR and Child Protection

Education, Skills & Experience Required:

  • A recognized qualification at a minimum QQI Level 8* in Counselling and/or Psychotherapy. *(A recognised Level 7 in Counselling and / or Psychotherapy obtained pre-2018 along with accreditation will be accepted)
  • Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist and have completed 50 hours of personal therapy as part of their training
  • A minimum certificate qualification to work with clients aged under 18 years old - essential – applicants currently undertaking a course towards this qualification will be considered
  • Experience with under 18’s and training in this area - essential
  • Ability to fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015
  • Knowledge and experience of Brief Solution Focused Interventions, CBT etc.
  • Ability to reflect on practice in order to facilitate personal learning, professional development and service improvement
  • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathize
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Strong time management skills and capacity to prioritize competing demands
  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

Employee Benefits:

  • Education allowance of 90% of course fee with up to 10 days paid study leave over the course duration
  • Attractive Leave entitlements
  • Entitlement to 2 paid supervision (independent) sessions per month up to a maximum of €70 per session
  • Occupational 5% pension scheme (Upon completion of probation period)
  • Travel pass & bike to work schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Supportive team environment with monthly in-house group supervision and Pieta Way training for all new starters

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter outlining your location, contract preference and particular suitability to the role with an updated C.V to recruitment@pieta.ie.

Closing Date: 23rd July 2024

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

Pieta is an equal opportunities employer, meaning we do not discriminate based on age, race, colour, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or physical/mental disability. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We offer additional support to those with additional requirements. Please let us know if you require support ahead of your interview.


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Region: Galway