Job Details: Pieta: Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer - CHO 5

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Pieta: Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer - CHO 5



The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a collaborative venture
between Pieta 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 covers CHO Area 5 - South Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny,
Waterford and Wexford region and requires travel across this region to
meet and assist clients in their home.

Pieta has a work expenses/ travel expenses policy in place for this

LOCATION: South Tipperary, Carlow / Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford

POSITION TYPE: * hours per week over 3 days -
Specified Purpose Contract (maternity over)

SALARY: € *. * per hour


(i) A recognized degree qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy
or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.


(ii) Be fully accredited as a Psychotherapist / Counselling
Psychologist with one of the following accrediting bodies: Irish
Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), Irish Association
of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), Family Therapy
Association of Ireland (FTAI), National Association of Professional
Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP), Psychological Society of Ireland
(PSI), Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP), British Association of
Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), Irish Association for Play Therapy
& Psychotherapy (IAPTP), Association for Psychoanalysis &
Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI), Association of Professional
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APCP).


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.

* 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
* 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
* 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
* Attend individual & group supervision
* Keep up to date with professional developments in the field of
suicide bereavement and the provision of mental health services and
implement changes accordingly


* An understanding of the bereavement process and how being bereaved
by suicide can affect individuals . Professional development in
suicide/ bereavement is desirable
* A degree in counselling, psychotherapy or counselling psychology
and professional accreditation by IACP, IAHIP, ICP, etc (see above
list) . 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
* 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
* 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
is desirable

NOTE: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidate) for this


Applications for the post should be made via email, attaching a cover
letter (outlining your particular suitability for the role) with an
updated Curriculum Vitae to **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. The closing date
for receipt of applications is **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**TH OF NOVEMBER

_Pieta is an equal opportunities employer, meaning we do not
discriminate based on age, race, colour, religion, ethnicity, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, or physical/mental disability. We are
committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We offer
additional support to those with additional requirements. Please let
us know if you require support ahead of your interview._

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Type: Permanent
Category: Others

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