Job Details: Pieta: Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer - Galway


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Pieta: Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer - Galway
[Pieta]

ROLE: SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT LIAISON OFFICER

LOCATION: Galway with travel across county (community knowledge of
the region is essential)
HOURS: **Apply on the website** hours over 3 days per week
SALARY: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website**.**Apply
on the website**

ABOUT: 

The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a collaborative venture
between Pieta House and the HSE. The primary objective of the service
is to provide a high quality and proactive support to families and
community in the aftermath of a loss by suspected suicide, within a
defined framework and protocol to the geographic area.

The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer will provide support and
guidance to individuals and families in the immediate aftermath of
death by suicide. The role will be based in Galway and requires
travel to meet and assist clients. The ideal candidate will have
strong communication and networking skills in order to establish and
maintain working relationships with agencies and organisations
locally.

Reporting directly to the National Co-ordinator on day to day matters
you will also be part of a national network of Suicide Bereavement
Liaison Officers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Coordinate and develop the service to provide immediate contact and
support to those bereaved and affected by a suspected suicide across
the assigned geographic area
* Provide timely and relevant support, information and
advice. Exercise good judgment in assessing each case and
establishing the most appropriate steps for on-going support,
signposting or onward referral
* Develop strong relationships and partnerships with key agencies
and first responders in the region, to establish and facilitate
helpful responses to individuals, families, or groups who have been
bereaved by suicide
* Prepare detailed monitoring and progress reports on a quarterly
basis to include data pertaining to the delivery of service to those
bereaved (liaison links, referrals made, follow up etc)
* Continue to develop and maintain interagency protocol that will
provide a co-ordinated response to families following a suicide death
in line with best practice and/or local HSE CfL response protocols
* Maintain and update an area-specific suicide bereavement resource
pack for families to include all relevant information on support
services following a death.
* Support community responses in consultation with the HSE Resource
Officer for Suicide Prevention and HSE Mental Health Operations
* Work with the HSE on the early identification of potential suicide
clusters and liaise with agencies in line with local policy
* Create and maintain confidential records of contact with
individuals, under data protection, and in line with HSE policy and
procedure
* Attend regular supervision with the Project Supervisor
* Keep up to date with professional developments in the field of
suicide bereavement and the provision of mental health services and
implement changes accordingly

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

* An understanding of the bereavement process and how being bereaved
by suicide can affect individuals
* A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant clinical area such as
counselling, psychotherapy or psychology and professional
accreditation in their relevant field by IACP, IAHIP, ICP, PSI etc. A
specific bereavement qualification is also desirable.
* A minimum of 3 years’ relevant post- qualification experience of
working with people in a therapeutic and multi-disciplinary setting
* Own transport and full driving licence
* Working knowledge of the mental health field and the key agencies
involved
* Demonstrated experience of working in challenging environments and
to be flexible and adaptive in responding to changing demands, needs
and priorities
* A clear understanding of professional boundaries and the need to
adhere and uphold them
* Experience and or understanding of issues around lone working
* An understanding of confidentiality and how it relates to this
work and its impact on working practice
* The willingness to work unsocial hours and a time off in lieu
system
* Personal attributes such as empathy, compassion, sensitivity,
non-judgemental and being able to work with people in distress
* Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training and experience

NOTE: GARDA VETTING IS REQUIRED (OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES) FOR
THIS POSITION.

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via
email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability
to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE** by **Apply on the website**th Aug **Apply on the website**.

_PIETA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER_


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