Senior Jigsaw Clinician Wicklow Jobs in Wicklow, Ireland

Senior Jigsaw Clinicians offer short-term therapeutic supports to young people aged 12-25 years who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This usually involves 1:1 work with the young person and sometimes it can include other family members as well. Our senior clinicians come from diverse professional backgrounds encompassing qualifications in social work, occupational therapy, mental health nursing, clinical/counselling/educational psychology, and psychotherapy, and they work as part of transdisciplinary teams based at one of our 15 services across the country. All of our clinicians share the same scope of practice to support the goals of our young people in a collaborative, respectful, and evidence-informed manner while drawing on their own unique training, experience, and skills. As senior members of the clinical team, Senior Jigsaw Clinicians assume leadership responsibilities, as appropriate, and work closely with the Clinical Manager in ensuring safe, effective, high quality service provision. Additionally, senior clinicians are involved in health promotion, youth engagement, service development, and advocacy. All of our senior clinicians benefit from frequent and supportive clinical supervision alongside a comprehensive programme of continuing professional development. Please note: This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Wicklow service.This is a front facing role with daily interactions with Young People and members of the public. Access to home working is occasional and is offered based on responsibilities of the role and the needs of the Service and Young People.WHO WE ARE:We are Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Formerly known as Headstrong, we were established in 2006 and to this day, we remain committed to leading a nationwide transformation in the area of youth mental health. By joining the Jigsaw Team, you will help us to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. In Jigsaw we believe in intervening early with mental health difficulties, offering a therapeutic service to young people at primary care level. Our network of Jigsaw services provide young people aged 12-25 with a place, or a digital space, they can visit for free and receive confidential support from mental health professionals. In addition to the provision of a brief therapeutic service (up to 8 sessions), we also advocate for a holistic and integrated view of the individual person which is inextricable from the contexts of their lives. To that end we aim to better inform, support, educate and empower communities, enabling a better understanding of our collective responsibility in supporting young people’s mental health. Our youth mental health promotion work seeks to enhance community engagement and increase knowledge and understanding in relation to youth mental health. Youth voice is also central to our work in Jigsaw. We believe that service user engagement and wider youth participation is about involving young people, listening to them and giving them a voice in how our services and supports are planned, designed, implemented and evaluated. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:To undertake initial mental health assessments with young people focusing on both strengths and difficulties. To provide evidence informed brief, therapeutic interventions to young people. To conduct risk assessments and implement risk management plans as appropriate. To deputise for the Clinical Manager in their absence and/or as required.

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