Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

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Information for Parents

A child or young person may be referred for the following reasons

  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Eating Problems and Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
  • Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar Mood Disorder
  • Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Diagnosis only)

Info for Parents

Teams

A Vision for Change

In 2006 the Government published a report of the expert group on mental health policy. This report is called A Vision for Change. One of the recommendations of this report is that mental health services for children should be provided by multidisciplinary teams. In effect this means that each team is made up of clinicians from different disciplines who all work together to provide a range of therapeutic interventions for each child. Usually a Multidisciplinary Team is made up of the clinicians in the following areas:


1. Consultant Psychiatrist
2. Psychiatrist in training.
3. Nurse
4. Psychologist
5. Social Worker
6. Occupational Therapist
7. Speech and Language Therapist
8. Social Care Worker.


Click on the links to read more information about each discipline in Lucena Clinic.
You can also read the full text of A Vision for Change

Departments

Young Children

Information for young children

Growing up can be fun but tricky. Sometimes people need to talk to a grown up to help figure out a problem. It’s good to talk about worrying things so we can better understand our feelings and how we act.

 

 

Young Children

Information for Teenagers

Overview

Adolescence is an important time of physical, social, emotional and educational development. It can be exciting but confusing. Sometimes it can feel like we don't have any control over what we think or how we feel. But by making simple changes to our lives, we can make a real difference.

Teenagers

History of Lucena Clinic

St. John of God

Lucena was the name of the house and the first hospital which St. John of God opened in 1537 in the city of Granada, Spain. To honour the 5th centenary of the birth of St. John of God in 1495, the Order renamed its Child and Adolescent Mental Health services as Lucena Clinic Services.

 

The Order wishes to extend the same hospitality shown by John to everyone who came seeking help, healing or shelter at his house on Lucena Street, to every child and family coming to any of the clinics at Rathgar; Tallaght; Dun Laoghaire, Bray and Wickow.

About Us

Lucena Clinics

St. John of God Community Services Limited

Lucena Clinic Services is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service of St. John of God Community Services Limited. Lucena Clinic Services is a registered charity and has been providing a mental health service to children and adolescents and their families for over 50 years.

 

The Lucena Clinic services are delivered via our 5  clinics in

 Rathgar  - tel :              (01) 492 3596

 Tallaght  - tel :              (01) 452 6333

 Dun Laoghaire -  tel;    (01) 280 9809

 Bray  - tel :                   (01) 286 6886

 Wicklow - tel :              0404 25591

  

 If you are trying to contact ST. PETER'S SCHOOL  please visit their website. St. Peter's School   or

 ring their DIRECT LINE : 01 4999300 Please do not ring Lucena Clinic as we cannot transfer your call. 

Clinics

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Day Hospital

Dunfillan Day Hospital

Adolescents are referred to the Day Hospital by the outpatient Psychiatrists.

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Clinic Locations

- RATHGAR
- TALLAGHT
- DUN LAOGHAIRE
- BRAY
- WICKLOW

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We are currently seeking to expand our team by employing a dynamic and enthusiastic Psychiatric Staff Nurse to work as part of a service for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Applicants should preferably possess prior experience of working with children and adolescents.

 

The successful candidate should:

  • Be registered on the current psychiatric nursing division of The Nursing Board of Ireland.
  • Provide evidence that they are engaging in continuing professional development.
  • Have excellent communication, teamwork, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a full driving license.

 

Benefits:

  • Working  in a Child and Adolescent  Mental Health Service that really appreciates our Nurses
  • Continuous Professional Development and Training
  • Community Allowance
  • Dublin based Nurses experience an enjoyable commute against the traffic flow for posts in our Bray / Wicklow & Arklow clinics.  Tallaght clinic served by the reliable Luas & Dun Laoghaire served by frequent Bus & DART.

 

Informal enquiries to Ms Mary Clare Douglas, Assistant Director of Nursing, at 01 4999308 or to Mr Martin Burke, Director of Nursing, at 01 2809809.

 

Please submit your CV, without gaps, Cover Letter and copies of your qualification and current professional registration to HR Department, St John of God Community Mental Health Services, Lucena Clinic, 59 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, or by emailing CMHS.Recruitment@sjog.ie.

 

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.

 

Job Description available on request.

 

Closing Date:              Thursday 17th of October 2019

Interview Date:            Wednesday 23rd of October 2019