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2024-20 Jigsaw Clinician - Tallaght

jigsaw · 26 days ago
€37,000 - €57,200


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 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. Additionally, clinicians are involved in health promotion, youth engagement, service development, and advocacy. Our clinicians benefit from frequent and supportive clinical supervision alongside a comprehensive programme of continuing professional development.   

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.

Please note this is a full time, permanent role in Jigsaw Dublin South West.


    • 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 participate in clinical supervision and line management for support and guidance. 
    • To work in accordance with Jigsaw Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.  
    • To participate in case management meetings, team meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary. 
    • To liaise and consult with other professionals in supporting the mental health of young people attending Jigsaw. 
    • To fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015 and comply with the Jigsaw Child Protection and Welfare policy. 
    • To maintain accurate, confidential records of practice using the Jigsaw Data System and to cooperate with reporting requirements as per the Jigsaw Record Keeping Policy. 
    • To comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988, 2003 & 2018 (GDPR).  
    • To share information with the Jigsaw Clinical Manager, Service Manager, Jigsaw team and other stakeholders, as appropriate in accordance with good practice. 
    • To contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required. 
    • To maintain professional and personal boundaries. 
    • To engage in outreach work as required. 
    • To demonstrate an open and flexible attitude to work at all times.   
    • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the service, i.e. evenings.  



Essential Criteria: Qualifications & Registration – It is essential that you meet one of the below:

  • Doctorate or equivalent in Clinical/Counselling/Educational Psychology. Qualifications obtained overseas must be validated by the Department of Health at the time of application.
  • Mental Health Nurse registered with An Bord Altranais.
  • Social Worker registered with CORU.
  • Occupational Therapist registered with CORU.
  • Psychotherapist accredited by the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) or the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting, ideally with young people.
  • Demonstrate core clinical skills; assessment, formulation, risk management, intervention and evaluation.
  • Experience of undertaking mental health initial assessments and risk assessments with young people.
  • Experience of /training in delivering evidence informed mental health interventions, e.g. brief solution focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therpay etc.
  • Familiarity with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017).
  • Passion for working with young people within the Jigsaw Model.
  • Full, clean driving licence and access to a car.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Factors taken into account in determining an appropriate scale include the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the job. The salary range for this role will be €37,000 - €57,200.

Jigsaw operates the following benefits for its employees

    • Defined contribution pension scheme with 10% Employer and 5% Employee contributions
    • 10% Discount on Laya Healthcare
    • Annual leave 25 days, exclusive of public holidays and 1.5 company days.
    • Comprehensive annual CPD schedule
    • Financial support for further education

Please note:

  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 5th June 2024.
  • Application is by online application form only & CVs will not be accepted. Please complete all fields of the application form. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
  • Jigsaw is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, gender expression or sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partnership status or culture. Jigsaw is committed, where possible, to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact
  • The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.
  • For applicants who gained their qualification/s outside of the Republic of Ireland, evidence must be provided at the time of application that their qualification/s have been validated by the Irish Department of Health. 
  • As Jigsaw is a regional organisation, this role may require access to a car and the post may require travel for work and a willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required.
  • This role will, in line with service opening times, will involve at least one late evening per week and may from time to time require weekend work.  
  • All Jigsaw staff members are required to obtain Garda clearance as a condition of their initial and continued employment.
  • All documentation received by Jigsaw will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; 2018). The information will only be used by Jigsaw in the processing of job applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with job candidates


Last updated on May 22, 2024

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