Recruitment


Generally, the Irish Prison Service works with the Public Appointments Service to recruit staff to the Service. Employment opportunities will be advertised on this website and on the Public Appointments Service website: www.publicjobs.ie

The Irish Prison Service offers career opportunities that are challenging and demanding yet rewarding. The following information is provided to assist you in determining if the role of a Recruit Prison Officer is suitable for you. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Some of the questions you may have about us…….

Information about Recruit Prison Officer role

Information about the Physical Competency Test

Current Recruitment:

Senior Psychologist Grade I in the Irish Prison Service

 

Midlands Prison

Dochas Centre

Portlaoise Prison and the National Violent and Disruptive Prisoner Unit

 

 

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) intends to appoint Senior Psychologists, Grade I. The individuals appointed will report directly to the Head of Psychology Service and will provide supervision, support and line management to Psychologists Grade II.

 

The IPS Psychology Service forms part of the Care and Rehabilitation Directorate within the IPS, which also includes e.g. Healthcare, Psychiatry, Addiction Services, Education, Work and Training, Employment, Chaplaincy and Resettlement Services.  Psychologists work as part of multi-disciplinary teams within the 14 penal establishments across the country.  The prison population is a community within our broader community, and therefore the IPS Psychology Service provides a range of primary, secondary and tertiary care psychological services in adherence with the principle of equivalence of care.  Psychologists appointed to posts in the Irish Prison Service will have an opportunity to work with clients who are experiencing a wide range of emotional, mental health and other offence related difficulties.

Candidates must on or before the closing date,

(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);

or

     (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);

or

(iii) Hold a recognised postgraduate qualification in Forensic Psychology and have obtained Chartered Forensic status from the British Psychological Society

and

(c) Have at least 2 years relevant experience after obtaining the required                       professional post graduate qualification.

 

  1. Demonstrate that they possess the skills and competencies identified as being important for the role. These include:
    • Leadership;
    • Decision Making and problem solving;
    • Managing and Developing people;
    • Interpersonal/communication skills;
    • Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development.

 

 

For further details and how to apply, please logon to www.publicjobs.ie


Closing Date: 3pm on Thursday 20th April 2017

 

Previous Recruitment Competitions (Competitions Closed).

Assistant Psychologist in the Irish Prison Service (competition closed 24 March 2017)

Open Competition for Psychologist Grade II in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 15 December 2016)
Open Competition for Recruit Prison Officer (Competition closed 28 July 2016)
Open Competition for Prison Nurse in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 23 July 2015)
Open Competition for Prison Chaplain in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 11 June 2015)
Open Competition for Psychologist Grade II in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 25th September 2014)
Campus Governor Mountjoy Campus
Open Cometition for the position of Head of Irish Prison Service College (Governor III) – (Competition Closed 28 November 2013)
Prison Administrative and Support Officer (PASO) Grade 1
Prison Administrative and Support Officer (PASO) Grade 2
Prison Administration and Support Officer Grade 3 (PASO3)
Employee and Industrial Relations Officer
Head of Psychology at the Irish Prison Service

 

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