Permanent Full Time Senior Clinical Psychologist, South East Region

Brothers of Charity Services Ireland
Employment Type
€84,271 - €99,054 per annum
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Qualifications and Particulars of Employment


1. Tenure of Employment

This post is permanent full time (74 hours per fortnight). Normal retirement age is 70.

2. The appointee must:

a) Hold a recognised University Degree obtained with first or second-class honours in with Psychology was taken as a major subject and honours obtained in that subject.


Hold a recognised equivalent qualification


b) Meet the requirements for Clinical Psychologist (Basic Grade)

c) Have at least five years satisfactory professional experience in Clinical Psychology inclusive of any time spent in meeting the requirements of the above

d) Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability) to discharge the duties of the appointment

3. Remuneration (per annum)

€84,271, €86,273, €88,293, €90,301, €92,295, €93,059, €93,059, €93,059, €96,055, €96,055, €96,055, €99,054

4. The normal working fortnight is 74 hours, flexible hours, including weekends and evenings maybe involved. Starting and finishing times will be notified to, and agreed with, the appointee from time to time with the Service Manager.

5. Health

Each candidate for and any person holding the appointment must be free from any defect or disease which would render him/her unsuitable to hold the appointment, and must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. To satisfy this qualification, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination by a Medical Practitioner nominated by the Employing Authority. The candidate will pay for the cost of the medical examination.

6. Duties

The general duties of the appointment are as described in the attached Job Description.

7. The person appointed will be required to provide their own transport during the duration of the employment and must furnish an indemnity from insurers in favour of the Employer. Travelling expenses will be paid at the appropriate rates in respect of travel necessarily performed in the discharge of his/her duties

8. Note re Canvassing

Any attempt by candidates themselves or by any person(s) acting at their instigation directly or indirectly, by means of written communication or

otherwise to canvass or otherwise influence in the candidate’s favour any member of the staff of the Brothers of Charity Services or person nominated to interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidates for the position they are seeking.

Enquiries for the above posts to Shazia Neelofur, Principal Clinical Psychologist on or email to

Closing Date for receipt of completed Applications Forms/CV’s on-line is 10th July 2022

Please visit our website to apply for this post on –

Shortlisting of candidates is on the basis of the information contained in their application form & CV




TITLE: Permanent Full Time Senior Clinical Psychologist

Reports to: Principal Psychologist, South Tipperary Services /Waterford Services

Accountable to: Regional Services Manager, South Tipperary Services/Waterford services or such other person as the Employing Authority may designate.

The Congregation of the Brothers of Charity is a religious voluntary organisation, founded in 1807 by Canon Peter Trieste, to provide a Christian response to a variety of needs in society.


The core values of our services have always been the dignity and humanity of each person. How these are expressed has evolved over time with our greater understanding of the rights of all people with a disability, with the changing hopes and expectations of the individuals and families with whom we work, and with the growing expertise of all associated with our services.


The person appointed to the post will be required to take an active part in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Service reflect the ethos and vision of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region and that all co-workers are meeting the needs of the service users therein.

The person appointed should have the ability to contribute positively towards the development of an effective team.

The person appointed will work as a member of the Psychology Team, South Tipperary Services delivering, developing and managing the psychology service in line with Service plans and objectives and within established professional guidelines and policy

Subject to the agreed policies and procedures of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region, and under the direction of the Principal Psychologist the person appointed shall: –

Advocacy & Rights

1. respect each individual supported by the services as an equal citizen.

2. uphold and respect the human, legal and constitutional rights of individuals supported by the services, recognising their individuality and equality, and empowering them to grow, thereby achieving the highest possible level of personal autonomy;

3. facilitate, encourage and develop the choice and decision making skills of individuals supported by the services.

4. foster, encourage and develop the self advocacy skills of and opportunities for involvement in advocacy for individuals supported by the services.

5. Represent and advocate for the psychological needs of individuals supported.

Departmental Duties

6. Participate in the organisation and development of psychological services of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region in South Tipperary Services

7. Be responsible for the delivery of professional psychology services appropriate to the post in line with best practice.

8. Carry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post.

9. To work as an active member of interdisciplinary teams and to seek collaboration and joint working with colleagues across disciplines for the benefit of individuals supported and their families.

10. To provide ongoing documentation of case work and professional reports in a timely manner so as to ensure that the expertise of the Senior Psychologist is shared with parents/guardians, interdisciplinary team colleagues, and relevant others.

11. To support and receive support from any psychologist colleague(s) assigned to the same areas through regular contact and the use of peer support models.

12. Provide psychological assessments for individuals based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of information from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, direct and indirect observation and interviews with individual’s, family members and/or staff.

13. Design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate therapeutic programmes aimed at remedying specific difficulties and enhancing the overall development of individuals supported by the services.

14. Attend as and when required by the Director of Services at any of the organisations premises or premises of any organisation (private, voluntary or HSE) in the South East at which the organisation agrees to provide services for people with intellectual disability for the purpose of providing appropriate psychological services.

15. Participate in and contribute to the planning of psychological service developments for persons with intellectual disability both organisationally and regionally.

16. Participate, as required, in research programmes relevant to the development of intellectual disability services.

17. Be involved in in-service development, education and training of staff and families as required.

18. Be aware of and have a working knowledge of the Organisation’s operating guidelines, relevant legislation and professional responsibilities.

19. Work within limits of professional competence and boundaries in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.

20. Employees are expected to adopt the service delivery model evolved by the Psychology Department (Eidetic Model of Growth) to support the emotional and mental health problems of individuals supported by the Services

Management and Leadership:

21. To keep the Head of Department informed of relevant matters and to initiate proposals seeking any new resources that may be needed.

22. To demonstrate leadership and effective interpersonal skills and be mindful of positive and negative team dynamics and their impact on team functioning as well as service delivery.

23. Provide clinical supervision to other Psychology staff members.

24. Deputise for the Principal Psychologist as appropriate/required.

25. Be familiar with and ensure that policies, procedures and codes of practice of the Services are adhered to.

26. Ensure the maintenance of appropriate records and statistics in accordance with Services requirements.

27. Actively participate in the development and continuing improvement initiatives of psychology services in conjunction with Principal Psychologist and relevant others.

28. Maintain an awareness of HR policies and procedures and engage in recruitment processes and other HR processes as required.

29. Ensure that Continuing Professional Development, as outlined by the Psychological Society of Ireland is completed, and the candidate must be compliant with the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 when implemented.


30. Attend and participate fully in regular staff meetings where all aspects of the Department are discussed with a view to maintaining high standards.

31. Promote open communication among staff and good levels of staff morale.

32. Co-operate and develop and maintain effective working relationships with:

a. Individuals supported by the service and their families

b. staff involved in the provision of both residential and day services

1. Operate effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in promoting the best interests of the individuals in the service area.

2. Report all matters of concern immediately to the Principal Psychologist.

3. Contribute a psychological perspective to multi-disciplinary meetings.

4. Develop and participate fully with the implementation of a team based performance management approach to achieving the goals of the Services’ strategic plan.

Training and Development

37. Receive regular clinical professional supervision.

38. Provide supervision to the work of non-psychologists in delivering psychosocial interventions as appropriate.

39. Provide professional and clinical supervision to trainee psychologists. Be informed of current developments in services for people with intellectual disabilities e.g. Person Centred Planning, Personal Outcome Measures, Human Rights and Citizenship.

40. Attend and contribute appropriately at lectures, courses and meetings as required and share information and knowledge gained with colleagues.

41. Take responsibility for continuous professional development and ensure compliance with statutory registration requirement

42. Attend mandatory training courses and achieve required standard.

Health and Safety

43. Be conscious of health and safety matters in the work place and in particular to comply with employees’ obligations as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 and to ensure that the procedures set out in the Safety Statement are implemented at all times.

44. Be conversant with existing fire regulations and emergency procedures and participate in the implementation of same.

45. Report accidents/irregularities or other matters of safety concern to the Head of Department or in her/his absence to such person as the Employing Authority may designate.


Employees are expected to have a high level of flexibility and a willingness and ability to develop new approaches to their work. Duties and responsibilities of any post in the Services are likely to change with the ongoing needs and developments of the Services. Employees will therefore be required to carry out such other duties appropriate to their employment as may be assigned to him/her from time to time.


In the course of the employment the post holder may have access to, or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of individuals supported by the services and/or staff, or other health service business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning individuals supported by the services, staff, or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.