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Senior Clinical/counselling Psychologist

Muiriosa FoundationMonasterevin, KildareFull-timePart-timePermanent

Role: Senior Grade Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Location: The successful candidate will have the choice of working in Tullamore, Mullingar or Monasterevin

Tenure: Permanent (Part-time, 0.5 WTE) – 35 hours per fortnight

This is an exciting new service development within the Muiriosa Foundation. The successful candidate will become a key member of an evolving psychological services team led by the Principal Psychology Manager. We are establishing an interdisciplinary team to provide psychological supports to the Person Centred Wing. The person appointed will work as part of the psychology team and in close collaboration with other clinicians in providing psychological assessment, formulation and a range of interventions to supports to adults with intellectual disabilities and Autistic adults with high support needs. The Muiriosa Foundation promotes a human rights-based approach. Psychologists develop evidence-informed, and values led, interventions collaboratively with the person supported, following comprehensive assessment of each person’s strengths, needs and within the context of their environment. The successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours depending on the needs of the individuals supported and their circles of support. The office base is negotiable – Tullamore, Mullingar or Monasterevin.

The Senior Psychologist will:

· Develop a psychological service for people supported by the Person-Centred Wing under the direction of the Principal Clinical Psychologist.

· Contribute to the delivery and future developments of an effective psychology service in line with organisational priorities and objectives and within established professional standards, guidelines, and policy

· Work with senior management and the Person-Centred Wing Project Manager to ensure co-ordinated and comprehensive service delivery to, and effective communication with, all stakeholders.

· Contribute to service planning, development, evaluation, and quality initiatives.

Why choose us?

· Innovation and creativity in how we provide psychological supports.

· A primary focus on the importance of attuned therapeutic relationships and meaningful connections.

· A commitment to working in close collaboration with Autistic Consultants.

· A human rights-based approach to promoting lives free of restrictions.

· Access to exciting continuing professional development initiatives including:

  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS)
  • Neuroaffirmative practices
  • Trauma informed and trauma focused therapies
  • Gestalt language processing

The successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

· Undergraduate degree in psychology obtained with 1st or 2nd class honours and Irish post-graduate professional qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (essential).


An equivalent professional clinical or counselling psychology qualification from another jurisdiction validated by the Department of Health (essential).

· Must be a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland or a member of the British Psychological Society (essential).

· Demonstrated competence in provision of psychological support to adults with intellectual disability and Autistic adults with high support needs.

· Applicants must have at least five years’ satisfactory post-graduate 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.

· Previous experience in a senior post.

· Experience of interdisciplinary working.

· Demonstrated competence in provision of psychological support to adults with intellectual disability and Autistic adults with high support needs (essential)

· Excellent interpersonal and consultation skills.

· A commitment to person-centred values.

· Full driving licence, access to car and ability to travel across a broad geographical area (essential).

Informal Enquiries: Ms Ruth Connolly, Principal Clinical Psychology Manager.

Mobile: 087 9058074

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications:Thursday 30th May 2024 @ 5pm

To apply and for further details please go to our web page at:

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