Assistant Psychologists

Posted 8 days ago by The Irish Prison Service
Location Ireland Job Type Contract
Salary €25,752 Sector Psychology Graduate

Applicants are invited for Assistant Psychologist posts (12 month fixed contract) in the Irish Prison Service

An area of work where your input and commitment can make a real difference, not only to clients in your care, but to a safer community.

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is responsible for the safe and secure detention of persons in custody in establishments located throughout the country.  The IPS wishes to recruit Assistant Psychologists on a fixed term, non-renewable contract of 12 months’ duration.  The essential role of an Assistant Psychologist will be:

  • to support IPS Psychological Services in prisons and to enhance the contribution of qualified Psychologists to the mental health needs of those in prison. 
  • to support the implementation of the review report commissioned by the Irish Prison Service - New Connections: Embedding Psychology Services and Practice in the Irish Prison Service - specifically in relation to supporting effective sentence management for those in prison. 

Successful Assistant Psychologists will each be posted to prisons across the estate for the duration of their contract.  They will be clinically supervised by a qualified Psychologist and line managed by a Senior Psychologist (or his/her nominated designate), and will form a critical part of both the Psychology Service and the multi-disciplinary team in that prison. 

Successful applicants will be subject to a probation period of three months and will be required to undergo a week’s induction training in the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise, Co. Laois beginning 12th -16th August 2019. 

Salary Scale: €25,752

The closing date for applications is 3pm, Friday 8th March 2019 It is anticipated that interviews will be held in early April 2019.

FOR DETAILS ON ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND TO MAKE AN APPLICATION log on to: and follow ‘Information Centre’ > ‘Recruitment’.

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