Galway Rape Crisis Centre Seeks Clinical Director

Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC) is recruiting a Clinical Director with the responsibility to deliver an efficient and effective client therapy service within the GRCC. The successful candidate will oversee and supervise a team of 22 therapists.

The post holder will require a relevant psychotherapy professional qualification (psychotherapy & clinical supervision), together with accreditation of a relevant professional institution – the PSI, IACP, or ICP along with professional experience within a service specialising in trauma and/or sexual violence.

Reporting to: Executive Director

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ongoing development and implementation of new clinical management systems and policies and ongoing development of best practice models in relation to overall clinical service in close co-operation with the Executive Director.
  • Close management of wait lists & providing clinical management and support to our FRONTLINE team.
  • Monitoring of client safety in relation to suicide and self-harm and child protection issues and submission of child protection reports.
  • Facilitating individual Counselling Case Management Meetings.
  • Facilitation of group case management and peer supervision meetings.
  • Working closely with the Administration team in the ongoing development of data systems.
  • Liaison with external agencies including Social Workers and the Garda as required.
  • Oversee volunteer training and to co-ordinate CPD trainings for staff and volunteers.

Post Specific Requirements

  1. To be an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with a relevant accrediting body.
  2. To hold a qualification in therapeutic supervision from a relevant accrediting body.
  3. To have management experience within a similar service and an awareness of the impact of trauma on the organization.
  4. To have demonstratable experience and understanding of the impact of sexual violence and of the support needs of individual survivors.
  5. To have excellent interpersonal, communication skills and organizational skills.
  6. To have excellent team management skills and the ability to generate effective working relationships with counselling staff and volunteer counsellors.
  7. To work within the ethos and core values of GRCC

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time post (37.5 hours) with occasional evening work required.
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

For informal inquiries please contact Theresa Merrigan, Clinical Director To apply please send in your CV along with a covering letter by email:

Closing date for applications: 11th of February 2022



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