Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support for Women and Children: Invitation to Tender - Provision of Play Therapy Services

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Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support for Women and Children

INVITATION TO TENDER

For the provision of Play Therapy Services to children and families living with Domestic Violence

Tender Title: Provision of Play Therapy Services

Tender Description

Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support for Women and Children invites tender submissions from interested parties for the provision of Play Therapy Services to children and families living with Domestic Violence.

Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support Service aims to offer play therapy as a therapeutic intervention to children and families exposed to domestic violence who are engaged with our service. Children and families’ exposure to domestic abuse is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. It has a psychological, emotional and physiological effect on a child and on the relationships within the family unit. Aoibhneas aims to promote the healing and growth of children and families to help them reach their potential in life and move towards resolution and empowerment. Aoibhneas wish to offer play therapy for children with the option of progression to mother and child or family and child group sessions to support the family in a holistic manner. The combination of Play Therapy, mother and child or family and child group support and the work provided in Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support Service allows the child and the family/mother to receive the therapeutic support they require to progress in their lives as a family unit.

Aoibhneas requires an accredited play therapist to facilitate play therapy for children and families of our service in adherence with Aoibhneas Policy and Procedures inclusive of our reporting procedure concerning child protection and child welfare concerns. Each family will be offered an initial 8 play therapy and 4 mother and child or family and child group sessions.

The following application requirements are essential and relevant documentation will need to accompany the tender submission.

  • Accreditation in Play Therapy as per IAPTP guidelines
  • Own practice from which consults will take place
  • Comply with tax clearance
  • Have insurance in place
  • Ability to facilitate ad-hoc referrals
  • Ability to demonstrated capacity and experience of play therapy
  • Current Garda Vetting

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on children and families

Tender Return Requirements

All tender submissions must be returned to Cristina Santamaria, Head of Services by email to admin@aoibhneas.org or by post to Aoibhneas CLG, PO Box 5504, Dublin 17

Closing Date

Friday 7th August, 2020 12 noon

Tender Contact & Queries

Cristina Santamaría
Head of Services
Tel. 01 867 0805
E. Cristina.santamaria@aoibhneas.org

Selection Process

  • Please note that interviews may take place using an electronic format e.g. Zoom
  • Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we cannot respond to every application. If you have not heard from us, it will mean that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Contract

The contract for this tender will be in place from September 2020 to June 2021.

All tenderers must comply with the requirements as stated above and provide all relevant documentation as set out.

The Play therapy will be provided from the practice of the successful tenderer and referrals will be made directly by Aoibhneas CLG.

Successful applications will have to sign a Service Level Agreement with Aoibhneas and will be subject to review on an on-going basis.

The successful tenderer will be expected to participate in monitoring.

Key Performance indicators, in accordance with the required services, have been identified and will be included in the Contract. Any breaches in relation to the Service Level Agreement may result in the termination of the agreement.

Aoibhneas CLG will not pay cancellation fees where a Play Therapy session is cancelled with 24 hours prior notice. A cancellation fee in respect of 50% of the charge is applicable to the cancelled appointment if the cancellation is less than 12 hours’ notice.

Please note that Aoibhneas CLG does not guarantee any level of business under these arrangements. The contract for this tender will be in place from September 2020 to June 2021.

All tenderers must comply with the requirements as stated above and provide all relevant documentation as set out.

The Play therapy will be provided from the practice of the successful tenderer and referrals will be made directly by Aoibhneas CLG.

Successful applications will have to sign a Service Level Agreement with Aoibhneas and will be subject to review on an on-going basis.

The successful tenderer will be expected to participate in monitoring.

Key Performance indicators, in accordance with the required services, have been identified and will be included in the Contract. Any breaches in relation to the Service Level Agreement may result in the termination of the agreement.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
17th Jul, 2020
Region
Dublin
Expiry Date
7th Aug, 2020