Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

CAREERS > Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists - Nationwide

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists - Nationwide at Pieta

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists - Nationwide
Expiry Date
28 Jun 2023
EUR30.45 - EURn/a
Posted by
Aimee Sherlock
Posted on
28 Mar 2023

Pieta's vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.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 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.

We are currently recruiting qualified and accredited Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists for the following centres:

Leinster: Athlone, Wexford, Swords, Collins Ave, Lucan, Tallaght, Ballyfermot

Munster: Limerick, Waterford, Cork

Ulster: Cavan & Monaghan

Connacht: Tuam & Galway,

Permanent flexible contracts available:

·10 hours per week over 2 days

·15 hours per week over 3 days

·20 hours per week over 4 days

·25 hours per week over 5 days

*Shifts are 5 consecutive hours with max 4 clients per day. One hour is allocated for related administrative duties. Hours will be fixed and negotiated with Lead Therapist at the time of hire. Evening/Saturday morning work maybe required depending on the centre's service needs and its opening hours.

Salary: €30.45 per hour

Role & Responsibilities:


Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist 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, and those bereaved by suicide.

  • 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
  • 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 Lead Therapist, Regional Manager, Pieta team and other services as appropriate in accordance with good practice


Education, Skills & Experience Required:


  • A recognized qualification at Level 8* on the NQAI framework in Counselling / Psychotherapy or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology. *(A recognised Level 7 in Counselling & Psychotherapy obtained pre-2018 will be accepted)
  • Be a fully accredited Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with IACP, BACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IAPTP, APPI, APCP, NAPCP, PSI or ICP
  • Experience working with clients aged under 18 years old is essential - training / qualification in this area is required
  • 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 prioritize competing demands
  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations
  • Ability to fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015
  • Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.


Employee Benefits:

  • 2 paid days to attend a course relevant to your role in Pieta and €150 contribution towards a CPD course
  • Entitlement to 2x paid supervision (independent) sessions per month up to a maximum of €70 per session
  • Occupational pension scheme (Upon completion of probation period)
  • Travel pass & bike to work schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discounts
  • 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 Curriculum Vitae to 

For any queries please email



15 - 17 Leinster Street South
Dublin 2

t. 01 541 4770

RCN: 20043964
CRO: 335412

This website is powered by