At Jigsaw we are committed to leading a nationwide transformation in the area of youth mental health. By joining our team, you will play a key part in helping us to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. We have a strong presence in communities across the country, with our 13 Jigsaw services currently providing mental health support to young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. As an organisation, we’re continuing to grow. So if you have the skills and experience we require, along with the passion to support young people on their journey, we want to hear from you.
Our clinical roles are open to CORU-registered social workers and occupational therapists, mental health nurses registered with An Bord Altranais, clinical and counselling psychologists, and ICP-registered psychotherapists.
Working for Jigsaw
Our values underpin everything that we do.
We value young people - We show compassion - We are progressive - We act with integrity - We work collaboratively - We are driven by evidence
Here’s why you should consider working for Jigsaw:
1. Diversity and opportunity
Our clinicians gain personally and professionally from our multidimensional roles which involve therapeutic work with young people, delivering mental health workshops and engaging in community based activities. We’re an agile, innovative organisation that is responsive to change and with us, you have an ability to influence young people’s lives. In addition, our clinicians have a strong track record of progressing into senior positions with us as well as diversifying their skills in other teams and departments. This is something we are proud of and is encouraged within our organisation.
2. Comprehensive clinical CPD programme
Jigsaw believes in the importance of developing, motivating and engaging all of our employees, enabling us to continue to adequately support the needs of the young people of Ireland. Our annual CPD plan is comprehensive and varied ensuring that our clinicians keep well-informed and upskilled regarding developments in practice relevant to their role.
3. Regular, protected clinical supervision
We ensure our employees have all the resources necessary to do their job and we offer a supportive environment to do this. We provide regular individual clinical supervision, group supervision and separate line management support. We have invested heavily in developing our capacity to offer quality supervision across our transdisciplinary teams, allowing you to gain extensively from your experience with us.
4. Services informed by young people
We are committed to meaningful youth participation which means that we involve young people in the design and ongoing development of our services. We believe this is essential in ensuring our services are relevant, accessible and responsive to the needs of young people.
5. Sessional work – one size does not fit all!
We recognise that in order to achieve our ambitious goals and meet the growing demand for our mental health services, we must be flexible in our approach to resourcing our clinical teams. We all have varying priorities and preferences when it comes to employment and so, we are excited to announce that we will be forming a panel of sessional clinicians to work across our services, providing additional support as it is needed.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear what our clinicians have to say about why they chose and continue to choose Jigsaw:
“The Jigsaw Model is very progressive, it is open, accessible, there are no hoops to go through, no big obstacles in the way, and no problem is too small. Though it is growing, Jigsaw is mindful of its core values and ensuring its original mission is not diluted. For someone who is ambitious in their career, Jigsaw is the perfect fit. I’ve been able to take on different roles and develop different skills. When we speak, management listen, there are great opportunities to contribute and to have an impact. Jigsaw is an organisation that listens to its staff and that is very empowering”.
Clare O’Reilly, Occupational Therapist, Jigsaw Dublin 15
"Everyone is motivated by the same values and ethos. Jigsaw screens really well at the interview stage to make sure each employee is the right person. They aren’t just focussed on their clinical background or experience, but on the kind of person they are”.
Katy Anchell, Counselling Psychologist, Jigsaw Limerick
“I love this work and I am really motivated by a service that listens, is flexible and tries to keep on the cusp of things. Team support is crucial. We make sure staff have space to reflect. It’s important people take time to themselves and be mindful of their mental health, so that when we are going out into the community, we can embody what we advocate. Also, Jigsaw is actively interested in seeking out the opinions and experiences of young people in order to inform the service. I was used to other services that were informed almost entirely by professionals and management, whereas I was attracted to a service that actively sought out voices from young people themselves and from their communities in general.”
Dr. Cian Aherne, Clinical Psychologist, Jigsaw Limerick
If you’re looking for a place that values your passion for mental health and desire to support young people, and work in a multi-dimensional role and environment where your development is prioritised then you may be for us and we may be for you.
We are Jigsaw. We hope you will join us.
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