Senior/ Basic grade Clinical/ Counselling/ Educational Psychologists

Job Title: Senior/ Basic grade Clinical/ Counselling/ Educational Psychologists
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
Salary: See job description
Job Published: June 11, 2018 12:20

Job Description

The Brothers of Charity Southern Services is a major voluntary organisation, which provides age related residential, educational and day services for people with intellectual disabilities, autism and communication disorders throughout the Cork and Kerry area.

Applications are invited for the following:-

Permanent Part-Time (29.6 hours per week), Location:  Adult Services, Cork


Permanent Part-Time (18.5 hours per week), Location:  Children Services, Cork


The Role

The Adult senior post provides a key role in the co-ordination and delivery of adult psychology services. The role encompasses opportunities for group and individual intervention, assessment, care planning, staff training, clinical oversight and leadership. Research and CPD will also be encouraged.

The basic grade children’s role provides an opportunity to play a dynamic and central role in the provision of services to children with intellectual disability and Autism. The successful candidate will support children and their families in special school and respite settings. This post will be re-configured under the national Progressing Disabilities Service  and this will see an exciting expansion of the role to include wider children’s disabilities and children attending mainstream provisions. There is significant scope to develop this role in planning and delivery of an effective psychological service.   Specialisms will be encouraged.  Opportunities are also available for research, individual professional  supervision and CPD. 

The successful candidates will work as a highly valued member of multi-disciplinary teams in the context of a large well supported Psychology Department.   Services are provided in both centre based and community settings

Professional Qualifications and Experience etc.

  1. Applicants must have a recognised university degree or diploma (QQI level 8 equivalent) obtained with 1st or 2nd class honours in which Psychology was taken as a major subject and honours obtained in that subject AND a recognised post-graduate professional qualification in clinical / counselling or educational psychology or an equivalent qualification validated by the Department of Health. AND
  2. For the Senior post applicants must have at least five years satisfactory postgraduate experience in the area of professional psychology, no more than three years of which was spent in gaining the post-graduate professional qualification and no less than two years full-time spent in post qualification experience as a professional psychologist.   Years in excess of the permitted three years for completion of the post-graduate training or time not worked will not be taken into consideration when assessing the five years’ experience requirement

For the Basic post must applicants have 3 months experience of working in the area of Child Disability as a Psychologist  / trainee Psychologist.

  1. Applicants with a Clinical / Counselling or Educational psychology qualification must satisfy the Department of Health guidelines.
  2. Applicants who qualified outside the Republic of Ireland must have their qualifications validated by the Department of Health.
  3. For the Senior post applicants must have experience of working as a Psychologist with adults with Intellectual Disability / Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  4. Applicants must have a full driving license and means of transport which qualifies you to drive on Irish roads.


Salary Scale: €76,189 - €88,983 including 2 LSI's (1/4/17 - LRA) Pro-Rata (Senior Post)

Salary Scale: €49,585 - €81,826 including 2 LSI's (1/4/17 - LRA) Pro-Rata (Basic Post)

For further information or a request for copies of job descriptions please contact: Dr. Mark Quinn, Head of Discipline for Psychology - Tel: +353 21 4556200;


Closing Date: Friday 6th July 2018

Applications should be made online using the 'Apply' Link Below

A panel will be formed from this competition to fill any Senior / Basic Psychologist vacancies that arise in our Services in Cork in the coming year

The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland -  Southern Region is an equal opportunities employer