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Psychologist

Status:

Part time, Munster Based

Department:

Clinical

Reporting to:

National Client Service Manager

Job Purpose

Be responsible for the delivery of professional psychology services appropriate to the post in line with evidence-based literature and best practice.

Role Description

  • Be responsible for the delivery of professional psychology services appropriate to the post in line with evidence-based literature and best practice
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with, but also supporting, the residential care teams and management
  • Deliver trainings to care teams as appropriate  
  • Carry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post
  • Provide psychological assessments as necessary based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, direct and indirect observation and interviews with clients, care-staff, family members and/or other professionals.
  • Formulate, implement and review plans for therapeutic intervention, learning-focused behaviour support, and/or risk management plans based on an appropriate conceptual framework
  • Provide professional reports as required in accordance with professional standards
  • Provide professional consultation, education, guidance and support to others as appropriate.
  • Attend meetings, committees and/or conferences as required
  • Work within limits of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.
  • Utilise evidence-based literature and research to support effective practice
  • Be aware of and refer the service user to other services as necessary
  • Work in an ethical and professional manner at all times
  • Maintain appropriate records
  • Maintain professional standards with regard to service user and data confidentiality
  • Attend mandatory training programmes
  • Engage in and utilise clinical supervision effectively
  • Promote a culture that values equality, diversity and respect in the workplace

 Essential

  • Accredited postgraduate Masters or Doctorate degree in Psychology
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Competence in completing comprehensive psychological assessments, including the use of appropriate tools for children and adolescents with developmental, behavioural, learning, relational/attachment and emotional difficulties.
  • Competence in evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions relevant to child, adolescent and adult populations
  • Demonstrated experience and skill working with children and adolescents with developmental, behavioural, learning, relational/attachment and emotional difficulties.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Full driving license.

 Desirable:

  • Experience working with families where there are significant attachment difficulties.
  • Experience working with developmental trauma.
  • Experience in an educational / clinical environment.
  • Experience working with addiction.
  • Experience working with clients exhibiting difficulties with emotional regulation.
  • Experience working within a residential and/or fostering care context.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Motivation Interviewing, and/or other systemic or family therapy approaches.

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