2019.05.15 Senior Clinical Psychologist -EIJB0275 | Enable Ireland

Careers with Us

Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for 7,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  

 

2019.05.15 Senior Clinical Psychologist -EIJB0275

Location: Kerry
Contract Type: Permanent part time

JOB OPPORTUNITY
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Grade Clinical Psychologist), based at our Enable Ireland, Orchard Way, Oakview Village, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
The Role: Senior Clinical Psychologist
Job Purpose
Working as a member of an interdisciplinary team, establish and provide a clinical psychology service to meet the identified and emerging needs of those attending Kerry Intervention & Disability Services
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• A clear and demonstrable understanding of the role of the clinical psychologist in the field of disability.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the philosophy of disability politics and equal opportunities.
• Demonstrate an awareness of the psychological, social and emotional impact of physical and learning disability on service users, their parents and carers.
• Ability to communicate effectively with service users, families, professional staff and external agencies and to possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate a positive child / person centred approach to service delivery.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a psychology and interdisciplinary team.
• Ability to work in partnership with service users, parents and carers.
• Ability to work independently, adopting a problem-solving approach and use own initiative.
• Ability to demonstrate effective group work and group facilitation skills.
• Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the principles and practice of child and vulnerable adult protection.
• Ability to use and interpret psychometric tools.
• Demonstrate effective professional and ethical standards of practice in line with the Psychological Society of Ireland.
• Ability to apply a scientist-practitioner model of working.
• Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development and a clear commitment to the supervision process.
• Demonstrate effective leadership and team skills.

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria:

• Must have a recognised university degree or diploma (QQ1 level 8 equivalent) obtained with a 1st or 2nd class honours in which Psychology was taken as a major subject and honours obtained in that subject and a recognised professional post-graduate qualification in educational psychology or an equivalent validated by the Department of Health.
And
• Applicants with a clinical qualification must demonstrate that they have acquired in appropriate health settings, for the areas for which they wish to apply – Disability (Child and Adult), Child Psychology, Adult Psychology – either at least 60 days or equivalent supervised clinical placements as part of the professional qualification or at least 60 days or equivalent post qualification supervised work experience as a psychologist
Or
• Applicants with an educational psychology qualification must demonstrate that they have acquired in appropriate health settings for the areas for which they wish to apply – Child Disability, Child Psychology – either at least 60 days or equivalent supervised clinical placements as part of the  professional qualification or at least 60 days or equivalent post qualification supervised work experience as a psychologist
And
• Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability, including a high standard of suitability and ability), for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

The above eligibility criteria apply without prejudice to applicants employed in a post of psychological or above in the Irish public health service at Oct 2002

NOTE: Combinations of supervised clinical placement experience as part of the qualification and post qualification supervised work experience within a single care group area to give a total of 60 days are not acceptable.
And
• Educational Psychologist must provide evidence of commencement of placement in Child Psychology or CAMHS which must be completed by 1st October 2019

• Hold a recognized validated post-graduate qualification in Clinical Psychology, as recognized by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
• Applicants who qualified outside the Republic of Ireland must already have their qualifications validated by the Department of Health and Children and the Psychological Society of Ireland.
• Be eligible to work in the state.
• Have a minimum of 3 years
• Post graduate experience.
• Have worked at least 12 months in the disability services sector.
• Experience of working with children and young adults.
• Experience of working with families

Organisational and Professional Knowledge

• Demonstrate a professional reasoning and behaviour with an understanding of the role of the Clinical Psychologist
• Demonstrates knowledge of theory and practice.
• Demonstrate an ability to work as part of an inter and trans disciplinary team.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the social model of disability and a Person Centred approach in the delivery of services to people with disabilities.
• Broad knowledge of Enable Ireland services.
• Evidence of commitment to Continuous Professional Development.

Core Competencies
• Good communications skills
• File Management skills
• Planning and managing resources
• Caseload management
Special Aptitudes
• Flexibility
• Proactive approach to overall performance
• Willingness to embrace service development and change

Desirable Criteria:
Qualifications & Experience
• Griffiths Training
• Bayley’s Training
• ADIR training
• DISCO training
• ADOS training
• Experience of working in a community setting
• Experience of supervising others
• Experience of group work
• Masters Prepared or PhD or working towards same.
• Specific training in neuro developmental psychology

Organisational and Professional Knowledge
• Knowledge of the social model of disability
• Awareness of the work of Enable Ireland
• Knowledge of Progressing Disability Services
Core Competencies
• Computer skills

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role.
Please download a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Employment Application Form Below.  Applications to be send to: Maria Leyden, Children’s Services Manager, Orchard Way, Oakview Village, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Alternatively please contact Lorraine Hopkins/Rose Collins by phone 066 712 8220 or email lhopkins@enableireland.ie/rcollins@enableireland.ie to obtain an application form and details on how to apply.
Informal Enquiries to: Lorraine Hopkins/Rose Collins 066 712 8220

Closing date for receipt of application form is Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 4pm
Interview date to be confirmed.

(Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only.  CV’s will not be accepted)

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position. Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

Related Resources

2019.05.15 Senior Clinical Psychologist Job Description -EIJB0275

2019.05.15 Senior Clinical Psychologist Person Specification -EIJB0275

Employment Application Form Word Version