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  • Invitation for Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists

    Invitation for Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists

    with specific training in CBT approaches

    (Self Employed Basis – Initially 6 months)

    Limerick Youth Service is a leading provider of youth work, education, employability & training projects & programmes for young people. We deliver a diverse array of innovative & youth led programmes that improve the personal, social, educational and civic development of a young person. Our mission statement is:

     “Connecting with Young People and supporting them to reach their full potential”.

    We also provide a range of counselling services for young people aged (14 to 25) across Limerick City & County through our “Be Well” Team. This is a Mental Health provision for young people who are in need of support for mental health & well-being.

    We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists to provide online Life Skills Training to young people.

    The clients will be identified by the Be Well Team and referred directly to the therapist. Sessions will be delivered online during work hours, afterschool and may include evenings and weekends when young people are available. The successful candidate will need to have completed relevant training in providing online support and be comfortable with this level of engagement.

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have a recognised qualification (Diploma or Degree) in Counselling & Psychotherapy with specific training in the area of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Be a fully accredited member of IACP, IAHIP, PSI or equivalent.
    • Have experience in working with Adolescents aged 14-25 especially those that might be considered marginalised/at risk.
    • Adept in working with young people with ASC would also be a distinct advantage.
    • Have experience in crisis intervention and bereavement counselling.
    • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathise.
    • Be proficient in MS Office and Outlook.
    • Have experience using CORE OM or similar web based psychological tool system.
    • Have access to or developed a suitable CBT based Life Skills programme that would be suitable to engage young people from age 14-25yrs.

    The successful candidate shall be required to:

    • Build relationships with clients using the Limerick Youth Service Models of Therapy which is grounded in a Strengths based approach
    • Work within the ethos and philosophy of Limerick Youth service.
    • Liaise with clients and their families as appropriate with regard to assessments, outcomes, interventions and reviews.
    • Participate in ongoing external supervision and attend BE WELL team meetings once a month.
    • To maintain accurate, confidential records of practice
    • Fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015
    • Periodically liaise with other professionals and organisations as appropriate.
    • Maintain professional and personal boundaries
    • 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 and PSI.

    Application Process must include the following documents:

    • Tax clearance certificate
    • Professional Indemnity Insurance
    • Evidence of External Supervision
    • Proof of accreditation with recognised body.

    Interested applicants can download a job description and application form:  Job Description Application Form

    Proposals must be submitted by 6pm no later than Friday 12th February 2021 to:       sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

    (A panel may be formed from this recruitment process from which future vacancies in the organisation may be filled and will expire after 1 year) 

    Garda vetting will apply

Community Employment Scheme

  • Am I eligible for a CE Scheme?

    You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-time Integration Option if:

    You are aged 21 years or older and:

    OR

    You are aged 18 years and over and:

    • A member of the Traveller community, unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for any period or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
    • Getting Disability AllowanceBlind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
    • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
    • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
    • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 12 months
    • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols
    • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

    Part-Time Job Option

    The CE Part-Time Job Option provides participants with part-time work placements for 1 year initially, with annually renewable contracts for another 2 years, subject to DSP approval and the availability of places and budget. This option is designed to give extended access to employment to older people who may have been unable to secure regular employment for some time.

    You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-Time Job Option if:

    You are aged 35 years or older and you:

    • Have been getting any combination of the following payments: Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Jobseeker’s Transitional payment (JST), One-Parent Family Payment (OFP), Widow’s, Deserted Wife’s Benefit, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Farm Assist for at least 3 years – see ‘Eligibility period’ below.
    • Getting Disability Allowance, Blind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
    • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
    • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 3 years

    OR

    You are 18 years of age or over and:

    • A member of the Traveller community getting Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
    • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
    • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols’
    • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

    Eligibility period

    In general, the eligibility period is 1 year for the Part-time Integration Option and 3 years for the Part-time Job Option.

    • If you were getting Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) prior to receiving Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension, Deserted Wife’s Benefit or Farm Assist, this time on SWA can also count towards the CE-qualifying period provided there are no breaks between different payments.
    • If you were getting Carer’s Allowance this can also count towards the eligibility period but your caring responsibilities must have ceased and you must currently be getting either JA, JB. JST or OFP.
    • Those getting JB or JA are allowed a maximum of 30 worked days in each of the qualifying years before starting a CE scheme when assessing eligibility.
    • Time spent on one of the above disability payments can count towards the eligibility period, provided there is no break, for example, 3 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 9 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance or 12 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 24 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance.
    • Time spent on CE no longer counts towards continued time on CE for new participants who start on or after 8 October 2012
    • Generally, time spent on Tús, Gateway, Rural Social Scheme, JobBridge, Back to Education Allowance or Springboard will not count towards the eligibility period. There are some exceptions and you can read more about these and the other eligibility requirements for the Part-time Integration Option and thePart-time Job Option on welfare.ie.
  • More Information

    For further information on the Community Employment Scheme please contact Eilish O’Riordan at eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org or call 061 412 444

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