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Clinical Psychologist

The clinical psychologist has a broad range of therapeutic and diagnostics functions within the healthcare system and works as a critical support function to the field of psychiatry


  • To co-ordinate and monitor the caseload in order that service users and families receive optimum benefit from the psychological service.
  • Undertake psychological assessments and carry out appropriate therapy for service users and those referred to the service.
  • Oversee practice in respect of the behaviour support throughout the various service settings.
  • Provide and co-ordinate training in positive behaviour management techniques and allied areas e.g. autism.
  • Maintaining proper records of services provided, ensuring all service user assessments are filed appropriately in a manner compatible with the F.O.I. act.
  • Initiate, implement and monitor programmes as appropriate to the professional standards of a psychologist. Monitor and assess the service users progress and make adjustments to programmes as necessary.
  • Provide on-going support, information and assistance to employees in carrying out programmes with service users.
  • Maintaining collaborative working relationships with psychology colleagues and other members of the team.
  • Provide professional reports as necessary and co-operate in appropriate research projects approved by the Service.
  • Maintain detailed statistical or other records relating to psychology. Furnish as requested reports or other statistical information.
  • Maintain a high standard in relation to assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic and recording procedures.
  • Work as part of the multi disciplinary team and participate in case conferences as requested.
  • Participate in the supervision of basic grade psychologists, the training of psychology students and the behaviour support team as necessary.
  • Monitoring and keeping up to date with new developments in the area of psychology.
Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in Psychology or Equivalent
  • Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Generally psychologists in healthcare system are expected to have 2-3 years clinical experience.