BG Psychologist Ref EIJB0832 | Enable Ireland

BG Psychologist Ref EIJB0832

Location: Tipperary
Contract Type: Permanent full time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Basic Grade Clinical/Educational Psychologist based at our Enable Ireland North Tipperary CDNT Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

Contract Status: Full Time Permanent.

Overall Purpose of the Post:
To provide a range of psychological services to children 0 – 18 years on the Early Years / School Age Team and their within an interdisciplinary framework and family centered practice and to support other staff and students as assigned.

Working under the direction of the Team Manager and in partnership with psychology colleagues and as a member of the interdisciplinary team, the post holder will:
• Work as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide an integrated and co- ordinated service to children and their families.
• Provide consultation and support programmes for parents and families as appropriate.
• Provide reports and information to relevant others, refer to other professionals; liaise with schools and other external agencies as appropriate.
• Attend and participate in relevant meetings and case conferences.
• Integrate clinical / educational psychology skills with current clinical psychology theory and relevant supporting evidence based knowledge.
• Facilitate a family centred approach.
• Adhere to the principle of informed consent prior to and throughout interventions.
• Facilitate the service user to make informed decisions re:  psychology interventions.
• Use skilled observations and interviewing, including in complex situations.
• Select, implement and analyse the outcomes of standardised and non- standardised assessments
• Collaborate skilfully with the child / young person as appropriate and work in partnership with his / her parent, family, carer to identify goals, including complex situations.
• Apply clinical reasoning to plan, grade, implement and modify interventions that are outcome based and relevant to the child or young person’s goals.
• Facilitate individual and group interventions in a skilled manner.
• Evaluate and apply outcomes of intervention in collaboration with all stakeholders.

Manage a Caseload:
• Apply and develop caseload management procedures including prioritization

• Co-ordinate intervention with other team members and with other agencies to ensure an optimum service is provided for all service users.

• Evaluate effectiveness of current caseload management procedures in collaboration with the team manager and team.
Professional Reasoning:
• Engage and articulate reflection and evaluation on practice.

• Demonstrate a logical and systematic approach to problem solving and decision making.

• Engage in clinical reasoning based on clinical / educational psychology practice and supporting evidence.
Quality Assurance:
• Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of relevant quality assurance initiatives

• Adhere to Enable Ireland’s policies, procedures and guidelines.

• Adhere to Network Disability Team policies, procedures and guidelines

• Ensure that professional practice is in line with Enable Ireland’s Duty of Care

• Ensure timely and accurate record keeping in line with the requirements of Enable Ireland, The Freedom of Information Act (1997 and 2003) and The Data Protection Act (1988 and 2003).
Professional Development & Support:
The post holder will:
• Attend and actively contribute to relevant clinical and professional meetings.

• Participate in regular supervision

• Direct their own personal professional development by ensuring that they maintain and develop their professional skill and knowledge.

• Participate in training and developmental opportunities as identified and agreed in their Personal Professional Development Plan (PDP) / Team Development Plan (TDP) (as appropriate).

• Support and contribute to research initiatives as required and appropriate.
Please see Job Description for full list of duties

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
• Have an Irish post graduate professional psychology qualification accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland in Clinical, Counselling or Educational Psychology
• An equivalent qualification from another jurisdiction validated by the Department of Health
• Demonstrate competence in the Care Group/s applied for
• Applicants with an educational or counselling psychology 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 Note 2.
• Applicants with an educational psychology qualification must demonstrate that they have acquired in appropriate health settings for the area / 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

NOTE 2: 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.

• Must be a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

• 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.
• Meets the requirements of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) to work as an Educational Psychologist

• Experience of working with children of 0 – 18 yrs with at least one of the following  disabilities physical disability, autism, learning disability etc) and their families.

• Full drivers licence with access to own transport

Desirable Criteria:

• Experience of inter and trans-disciplinary team working.
• Experience of working in a disability service.
• Experience of working with children and adolescents with a range of disabilities post  qualification
• Knowledge and skills in the management of behaviours of concern
• Knowledge and skills in conducting diagnostic assessments in children and young people  including Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities

In the event of a high volume of applicants Desirable Criteria may be applied in the shortlisting process

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 and forward the completed application form to: Edel Godley by email

Informal Queries to Joanne McNamara Child Development Network Manager by email at


Closing date for applications: 4pm Wednesday 8th December 2021
Interview Date:  TBC via Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams


(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

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