Important Notice - Suspension of All Family Visits (Professional visits remain unaffected):


  • The Irish Prison Service has announced that all physical visit to prison will cease with effect from close of business Friday 27th March 2020.
  • All future visits from prisons will be conducted using video calls.
  • Any physical family visits that have been booked to take place on or after Saturday 28th March 2020 has now been cancelled.
  • Arrangements are currently being made for the introduction of visits by video link/camera phone early next week.
  • Information on the new arrangements will be published on the Irish Prison Service website www.irishprisons.ie as soon as possible

Senior Psychologist Grade I in the Irish Prison Service Midlands Prison Dochas Centre Portlaoise Prison and the National Violent and Disruptive Prisoner Unit - March 31st, 2017



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