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:
- To demonstrate effective therapeutic planning and acquire proficiency in the Positive Care Therapeutic Toolkit to support staff in applying individual plans.
- 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.
- 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.
- To provide group work for staff according to Department Goals and Strategies.
- 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.
- To participate, if required, in education programmes and training on the services.
- To establish and maintain working relationships with professional colleagues from other disciplines in the multi-disciplinary team.
- To maintain good relationships with other statutory and non-statutory agencies.
- In collaboration with the Full Time Psychologist, to participate in the organisation and development of psychological services of Positive Care.
- To maintain records and reports in line with Freedom of Information and Data Protection.
- To keep informed of developments within the profession and to promote their positive application.
- To be responsible for maintaining supervision and CPD requirements
- 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
Please forward your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org