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Senior Psychologist MDT


Avista provide Residential, Day Services and respite services to people with an Intellectual Disability. We are looking for candidates who are committed to supporting people with disabilities and their families, in a person centred, community based, socially inclusive manner in accordance with our core values and ethos and underpinned by quality, best practice and research.

Applications are invited for the following position:




Permanent 35 hours per week

Salary: €91,669- €107,750

Req No:26128

As a senior psychologist you will join a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team working with children and adolescents with moderate and severe/profound intellectual disabilities and mental health support needs.


· A recognized university degree or diploma with first or second class honors in which Psychology was taken as major subject and honors obtained in that subject, and

  • A post-graduate professional qualification in clinical, counselling, or educational psychology, recognized by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

· At least 5 years post-graduate experience as a professional psychologist, 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.

· Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office, and including an interest and experience in working with children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities, with or without a diagnosis of autism, who experience mental health difficulties and/or behaviours of concern.

· Applicants with qualifications obtained outside of Ireland must provide a certificate of validation of their qualifications from the Department of Health & children.

Our Benefits include :

· Excellent Career Progression Opportunities

· Supportive and innovative working environment

· Comprehensive Pension Scheme

· Generous annual leave entitlement ( 29 days per annum for Senior Psychologist )

· Free onsite car parking

· Paid Maternity Leave & Sick Pay scheme

· Bike to work Scheme

· Tax Saver Travel Scheme

· Family friendly policies

· Access to Health Service Staffs Credit Union

· Continuous Professional Development

*Applicants should possess Level 2 behavioral competencies of Avista competency framework;

This can be found on the last page of the Job Description

Informal enquiries to: Dr Seán Shanahan, Head of Psychology, Avista : 087 399 0055

‘A panel may be formed from which future Senior Psychologist roles may be filled’

Applications can be made to:

Closing date for receipt of applications: 24/04/2024

Avista is an equal opportunities employer

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