Psychologist (Clinical/Educational

Job Overview

Calling all Education and Clinical Psychologists on behalf of a disability service in the Midlands.

FRS Healthcare have a range of exciting fixed term contracts available for Senior and Staff Grade Psychologists (Eds & Clinical) within a disability/early intervention service in Portlaoise.

If you are a Senior or Staff Grade Education or Clinical Psychologist with a broad range of experience working with children ages from 0-18 within the disability services, then this is the perfect service for you.

These roles require immediate start dates, the working hours are 9am-5pm, Monday -Friday. All positions are long term contracts.

Summary: The successful candidate's role will involve working with children aged between 0-16yrs with a variety of disabilities. The successful candidate will join well- established multi-disciplinary team that involves significant assessments and short-term therapeutic input with people with moderate and severe mental health difficulties.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A clear and demonstrable understanding of the role of the 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.

Requirements:

  • Hold a recognized validated post-graduate qualification in Psychology, as recognized by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
  • Must be a member of 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 worked at least 12 months in the disability services sector for the staff grade role
  • Have worked at least 5 years in the disability services sector for the staff grade role
  • Experience working with children and young adults and their families

FRS Recruitment: Here at FRS Recruitment we offer FREE Flights to Irish Citizens returning home who successfully secure a job through our agency (T's &C's apply)

Contact: If you have sufficient experience and are interested in this fantastic opportunity please contact Charlene Cooke, Client Relationship Manager, Allied Healthcare Division, FRS Recruitment. Tel: M: +353(0)86 0227527 for more information

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