The Brothes of Charity Services Ireland - Southern Region have a vacancy for a part-time Psychologist - fixed term contract for 1 year
BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND - SOUTHERN REGION
The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - Southern Region is a major voluntary organisation, which provides age related residential, educational and day services for people with intellectual disabilities, autism and communication disorders throughout the Cork and Kerry area.
Applications are invited for the following:-
BASIC GRADE PSYCHOLOGIST - Ref: 54/2017
Fixed Term Part-Time contract for 1 year (18.5 hours per week)
South Lee ASD Children's Team,
Overview of Post
The Brothers of Charity South Lee Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) team is a multidisciplinary service providing diagnostic and intervention services to children with autism spectrum disorders from preschool to 18 years of age in the South Lee administrative area of Cork. The Brothers of Charity (Southern Services) provide a range of services for children and adults with all levels of Intellectual Disabilities, including a specialist service in Autism and another in Challenging Behaviour. These services are located in Counties Cork and Kerry.
The psychologist will work as part of the multidisciplinary team providing diagnostic & assessment services to children where there is a concern in relation to ASD and intervention services to those children diagnosed with ASD. The purpose of the job is to provide an effective psychological service as appropriate to the client group, in keeping with the ethos of the Brothers of Charity Southern Services and in line with current best practice. A panel may also be formed for future vacancies.
'We are committed to working with people with an intellectual disability to claim their rightful place as valued citizens. Inclusion is a fundamental principle that underlies all aspects of our work. We believe in the intrinsic value of every person and we aim to further the dignity of all associated with our services'
We continue the Brothers of Charity Services' tradition of being open to the best contemporary influences. We want to be inspired by the most creative ideas.... And to ask how we give them concrete expression.'
The Brothers of Charity Services Ethos (2001), Going Forward Together
The HSE is committed to the roll out of the Progressing Disabilities nationally and this will have implications for practice locally. Currently, the ASD service and the intellectual disability services are provided and managed separately in the Brothers of Charity in Cork. When Progressing Disabilities is implemented in Cork, existing services will change from being disability specific to generic disability services. Members of the multidisciplinary team will then have responsibilities for children with ASD, ID and physical disability.
Professional Qualifications and Experience etc.
- Professional Qualifications and Experience etc.
- The Candidates must
- Have a recognised university degree or diploma (QQI Level 8 equivalent) obtained with 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 PhD qualification in clinical, counselling or educational psychology OR an equivalent non-Irish qualification validated by the Department of Health.
- Applicants with a clinical 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.
- 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 and Child Psychology; 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.
The above eligibility criteria apply without prejudice to applicants employed in a post of Basic Grade Psychologist or above in the Irish public health service at October 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
4. 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.
2. Must have experience of psychological assessment and intervention with children with disabilities / Autism
3. Must have a full driving license and means of transport which qualifies you to drive on Irish roads.
Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office occurs.
Candidates for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service
Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.
Informal Enquiries to:
Seamas Feehan, Co-Ordinator Regional Autism Team, Tel: +353 21 4347087; e-mail:
Closing Date: Friday 27th October 2017
A panel may be formed from this competition from which future vacancies may be filled
For further information on the above OR to apply for these posts please visit our website www.brothersofcharity.ie Southern Link
The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - Southern Region is an equal opportunities employer