Pieta: Sessional Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists - Wexford


Sessional Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists - Wexford

Location: Pieta Wexford

Sessional Basis: 4 hours every Wednesday 9am-1pm and Thursday from 5pm-9pm

Rate: €45 per hour/session, €20 for dna/csn

We are currently recruiting for a sessional therapist who will be called on to provide cover in our Wexford centre.

Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Pieta provide a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide. Pieta House also operate a national 24-hour helpline (1800 247 247) and 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

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct face to face 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
  • Participate in external clinical supervision and attend group supervision internally in Pieta once per calendar month
  • Contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required
  • Fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015
  • Comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988, 2003 & 2018 (GDPR)
  • Ensure compliance with any necessary on-going psychotherapy registration requirements
  • Maintain professional and personal boundaries
  • Participate in team meetings and attend other meetings as deemed necessary
  • Share information with the Lead Therapist, Regional Manager, Pieta team and other services as appropriate in accordance with good practice

Skills Required:

  • Experience of working with crisis intervention and suicide bereavement
  • Knowledge 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 co-operatively as part of a team
  • Strong time management skills and capacity to prioritise competing demands
  • Ability to consult, liaise with other services as required
  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations
  • Build relationships with clients using the Pieta House Models of Therapy
  • Work within the ethos and philosophy of Pieta House
  • Liaise with clients and their families as appropriate with regard to assessments, outcomes, interventions and reviews
  • Receive ongoing supervision
  • Actively participate in Pieta House internal meetings e.g. staff meetings, clinical meetings as appropriate
  • Periodically liaise with other professionals and organisations as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for one’s own continued professional development
  • Keep up to date with best practice and procedures at all times in line with the Code of Ethics of IACP, IAHIP, PSI, FTAI or NAPCP

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

Applications for the above post should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 5th March 2021.


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Feb, 2021
Expiry Date
5th Mar, 2021