The Midlands Prison is a closed prison for adult males. It is a committal prison and has an operational capacity of over 800 men.
The Senior Psychologist will be responsible for leading on the implementation of psychological interventions in Midlands Prison. Critical to the post is the capacity to develop and maintain creative and flexible, evidence based, multi-disciplinary mental health and offence focused interventions in line with current and future Psychology Service Strategies and national and international best practice.
The Psychology Service in the Midlands prison provides evidence based psychological approaches to working with men with often complex and challenging clinical and criminogenic needs within the prison estate. Clients require psychological assessment and intervention based on the layered model of care provided by the Service.
Through the provision of ongoing supervision, training and support of psychology staff, the Senior Psychologist is critical to the delivery of an effective Psychology Service.
The Senior Psychologist will also contribute toward the oversight and delivery of the Building Better Lives Programme and work alongside the Senior Psychologist in Arbour Hill to ensure a high quality, evidence based programme.
Essential qualifications and competencies
- Be eligible for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or the British Psychological Society (BPS).
(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);
(b) (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);
(c) Hold a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience as a Psychologist
In addition to the above, the following are desirable but not essential requirement:
- Experience in addressing emotional, mental health and offence-related difficulties with a forensic population and a group setting.
- Experience of providing consultation, education, guidance and support to multidisciplinary colleagues.
- Further therapeutic or research qualifications.
For further information, please contact Brian Murray on 01 482 5421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org