Basic Grade Psychologists Part Time
Established in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) is a dedicated provider of community-based neuro-rehabilitation services for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families. As a brain injury can affect a person’s ability to manage their own life, ABI Ireland works in communities across Ireland to support and empower people to rebuild their lives. ABI Ireland also campaigns, educates and advocates for the rights and needs of this hidden group in society.
We are currently recruiting for a
Basic Grade Psychologist
(Reporting to:National Services Manager )
Permanent Part Time 17.5 Hours per week Sligo
This is an opportunity to join a developing and dynamic inter/multi-disciplinary team in the south east. The post is in a residential and community rehabilitation service for adults with a wide and varied presentation of ABI. It offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to put a wide range of their skills into practice: cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, group work, therapeutic work with clients and families, positive behaviour support, liaising with external services and agencies, and research opportunities. The psychologist will have a key role in consultation and care planning with rehabilitation staff, and also looking towards the strategic development of psychology services and services as whole within the team.
The role of the Psychologist will be to assume responsibility for psychological assessment of clients within the Organisation and potential clients, involved in the design and provision of rehabilitation programmes and support of clients, families, staff and others, provide professional/clinical support to other frontline professions as appropriate, and to develop new innovative responses on behalf of the Organisation to the needs of clients with ABI and their families in the general community. The post will be based in Sligo but will require regular travel to some of the neighbouring counties.
The senior clinical psychologist on the team will provide clinical supervision.
Training in neuropsychological assessments will be provided.
Psychology meetings are held regularly and are registered for CPD credits with the PSI.
The successful candidate will have the following Qualifications and Experience:
Relevant doctorate qualification in clinical or counselling psychology, which is recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Minimum of 6 months experience in the disability sector.
Experience in completing psychological assessments and delivering psychological interventions / supports. Excellent communication and team-working skills.
Excellent record keeping, report writing and MS Office skills
Full clean driving licence and use of a vehicle required
The candidate must also:
Possess a high standard of professional attainment
Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the post.
It is desirable that the candidate has specific skills and experience in the assessment and intervention with management of people with neurological and other physical diagnosis.
Communications – strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
Influencing and Negotiating – ability to build relationships, internally and externally
Planning, Organising and Prioritising – works to optimise outputs
Commitment to achieving the highest level of Professional Service – demonstrates a commitment to highest standards of quality service and outcomes.
Travel as required
Full driving license with access to a vehicle
Availability to work flexible hours
Salary commensurate with experience and the market.
For informal enquiries please contact
Dr Caroline McGrath on 086 1743829 Hours 9-5
Closing date the 14th of October 2017
This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.
ABI Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer