Part Time Psychologist – North Leinster


Positive Care’s mission is to provide responsive, creative and flexible services which are safe, caring, warm and fun for the young people in our care; to do all in our power to promote the education, social and psychological development and well-being of each person in our care.  Positive Care places value on continuous learning, quality and informed knowledgeable staff.

Applications are invited for a Part Time Psychologist to work with our Young People and Staff in Residential Units based in the North Leinster area. 

The ideal candidate must have:-

  • A third level qualification recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland, 1st or 2nd class honours with Psychology as a major subject or an equivalent qualification with a  recognized post-graduate professional qualification in clinical/counselling psychology or counselling/psychotherapy and equivalent qualification validated by the PSI/BPS.
  • Knowledge and expertise of working with Young People in Residential Care as well as staff groups in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, motivational skills, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great patience and the ability to empathise
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence in people from a wide range of backgrounds as well as an ability to explain complex issues to people with little or no specialist knowledge
  • Excellent observational skills coupled with the ability to interpret
  • Ability to produce clear, concise written reports.


  • Candidates who qualified outside the Republic of Ireland must have their qualifications validated by the by the Department of Health
  • A full clean Irish/EU Driving licence
  • Panels of suitably qualified persons may be formed from which further vacancies may be filled.



Professional Duties & Responsibilities: 

  1. To demonstrate effective therapeutic planning and acquire proficiency in the Positive Care Therapeutic Toolkit to support staff in applying individual plans.
  1. To assess Young People with challenging behaviour and design appropriate interventions. To undertake relevant psychological intervention/therapies in relation to Young People in Positive Care.
  2. To support staff in working alongside a multi-disciplinary team and wider supports connecting to each Young Person so as to advocate for an Emotionally Attuned and progressive Placement Plan.
  3. To provide group work for staff according to Department Goals and Strategies.
  4. To develop training packages for staff according to Department Goals and Strategies. To provide teaching/training to staff both formally and informally at workshops and Team Days.
  5. To participate, if required, in education programmes and training on the services.
  6. To establish and maintain working relationships with professional colleagues from other disciplines in the multi-disciplinary team.
  7. To maintain good relationships with other statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  8. In collaboration with the Full Time Psychologist, to participate in the organisation and development of psychological services of Positive Care.
  9. To maintain records and reports in line with Freedom of Information and Data Protection.
  10. To keep informed of developments within the profession and to promote their positive application.
  11. To be responsible for maintaining supervision and CPD requirements
  12. To work in any of the centres run by Positive Care as directed by the Full Time Psychologist.

If you want to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

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