Psychologists - Irish Prison Service, nationwide

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CPL Healthcare € 30.5 - 52.22 Per hour Full time Save This Job
Pay
€ 30.5 - 52.22 Per hour
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Newly qualified
Posted
1 Dec 2022
Closes
29 May 2023

Job Description

The Irish Prison Service Psychology Service are seeking to appoint THE POSITIONS OF:

LOCUM Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Nationwide (Band 7 equiv.)

Potential applicants who are considering relocating to Ireland and may have queries or concerns relating to the current Irish validation process, please note the IPS Psychology Service can provide support in relation to this application during your locum contract, including subsidising the application fee of €500.  With this support, the statement of equivalence must be achieved within a period of 12 months of starting the locum contract.  

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is made up of 10 closed prisons and two open centres as well as a number of other ancillary offices and facilities. Typically, the IPS manages approximately 4,000 people in custody at any one time, both male and female, aged 18 and over.

The IPS Psychology Service is a national psychological service employed by the IPS.  Psychologists work as part of broad multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) within all prisons across the country.  The Service provides an integrated-care model, in that it accepts referrals for a broad range of mental health and criminogenic need.  The Service prides itself on thorough, individualised, evidence-based assessment and interventions with clients, and to this end, there are excellent Continuing Professional Development opportunities for all staff members.  

The vast majority of referrals to Psychological Services are in relation to any, or a combination of the following: a) mental health difficulties including, but not exclusive to: Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Disorders of Personality and Behaviour, (complex) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour, Eating Disorders, Psychosis and Schizophrenia, Addiction, and b) offence-specific needs, including the need for formal offence related risk assessments, preparation of Parole Board reports, offence related group and individual work, complex case consultation and risk management work.

n addition to the above presentations, the Service works with people presenting with developmental disorders, intellectual difficulties, cognitive decline, traumatic brain injuries, people with limited literacy, and people from a wide variety of cultural (national and international) backgrounds.

The IPS Psychology Service is currently made up of a Head of Psychological Services, supported by a Principal Psychologist, Senior Psychologists, Staff Grade Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists.  IPS Psychology Service Headquarters is based at Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin 7.
Essential qualifications and competencies

Candidates must:

(a) Be eligible for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or the British Psychological Society (BPS).

and

(b) (i) Hold a postgraduate professional qualification in Clinical Psychology recognised by PSI. (Applicants with qualifications obtained outside of Ireland must obtain a statement of equivalence in Clinical Psychology from the Department of Health); (see note above)

or

(b) (ii) Hold a postgraduate professional qualification in Counselling Psychology recognised by PSI. (Applicants with qualifications obtained outside of Ireland must obtain a statement of equivalence in Counselling Psychology from the Department of Health); (see note above)


For further information, please contact Brian Murray on + Apply/ + Applyor email Apply

Permanent positions will be advertised later in 2023.  
 

Ref: JO-2212-506360

Job Details

Psychologists - Irish Prison Service, nationwide

Nationwided CPL Healthcare
Pay
€ 30.5 - 52.22 Per hour
Job level
Newly qualified
Hours
Full time
Posted
1 Dec 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
29 May 2023

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