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Clinical Psychologist

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  • Meath / Dublin
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 25/01/2013
  • Ann Ardiff
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The post holder will be responsible for the provision of psychology services including assessment and intervention to children with disabilities.


North East/Dublin Services

 Enable Ireland is a leading voluntary organisation providing services for people with disabilities and their families. Enable Ireland provides services in the North East in Partnership with the HSE.

Applications are invited for the following post:

Basic Grade Clinical Psychologist

Permanent & Full time Post

Location:        Meath

 This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a well established team providing services to young children (0-6 years) with a disability and/or developmental delay, and to their families.

Applications must be submitted on official application forms

For job description, person specification, application form or further details/informal enquires  please contact: Ann Ardiff, Enable Ireland North East Service, Unit 13 Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan, Co. Meath.  Tel: 046-9029845 or by email.  Website:

 Closing date for receipt of application form:   Friday 25th January 2012.


A panel may be formed from this competition from which any future vacancies in the Region may be filled.

Enable Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer





 Job Title:                              Clinical Psychologist Basic Grade


Reporting To:                      Early Services Manager or delegated person



Overall Purpose of the Post:

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of psychology services including assessment and intervention to children accessing the Early Intervention service as appropriate.


Professional Qualifications, Experience:


  • Candidates must meet the requirements of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
  • Minimum of one year post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with children and their families and working in the disability sector.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.



  • Experience of inter/transdisciplinary team working.
  • Experience of Assessment of Need Process


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a range of psychological services as required in partnership with children and families including assessment, review, programme implementation, behaviour management and diagnostics.
  • Promote and deliver services within the ethos and philosophy of Enable Ireland.
  • Work as a member of the inter-transdisciplinary team providing an integrated and coordinated service to children and their families and contribute to the development of person centred plans.
  • Provide advice/support programmes and training for parents and families.
  • Participate in training initiatives for Enable Ireland staff as required.
  • With the Team, maintain statistical records and input to service reports and other relevant reports as required.
  • Participate actively in general development of the service.
  • Ensure that professional standards are maintained.
  • Monitor and keep up-to-date with developments in Psychology and early intervention, including attending training courses and participating in research and development.
  • Participate in training on child protection issues as required.
  • Provide support to other staff as appropriate and supervise students/volunteers as required.
  • Contribute towards the ongoing development of the service as required.
  • Maintain quality standards within the service and participate in quality developments.
  • Comply with policies and procedures as advised.
  • Perform any other duties appropriate to the position from time to time.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and may be reviewed from time to time to reflect the needs of the service.


General Conditions:


Please note the following General Conditions:


  • Employees must attend fire lectures and drills periodically and must observe fire orders.
  • All accidents within the department must be reported immediately in line with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 and all staff must comply with all safety regulations.
  • In line with the Tobacco Regulations Act 1990, smoking within Enable Ireland buildings is not permitted.


Terms and Conditions:


Responsible to:      Early Services Manager


Probation:                There is a probationary period of six months


Salary:                       Department of Health and Children, Basic Grade Occupational Therapist scale, payable monthly in arrears via Paypath.

                                    (This post is subject to the 10% reduction in pay rates to new entrants to the Health Service.)


Annual leave:          32 days per annum pro-rata.


Sick Leave:              There is no sick pay during the first nine months of continuous service.


Pension Scheme:  Enable Ireland operates a contributory pension scheme which all members of staff may join on earlier of 1st July   or 1st January following start date


Medical:                     The successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical.


Garda Clearance/

Police Clearance    To comply with our child and vulnerable adult protection policies all prospective staff and volunteers must undergo a Garda and/or police clearance as appropriate prior to taking up employment.

 For further information please contact Ann Ardiff at 046-9029845.

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