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National Learning Network is the training and employment division of the Rehab Group. We have over 50 years’ experience in the area of training for employment or further education and benefit from a hugely experienced multi-disciplinary team of nearly 600 teachers, trainers, programme development officers, psychologists, counsellors and employment support staff.
Permanent Contract, 35 hours
This is an exciting new role for a psychologist who is looking for new challenges and opportunities within the area of psychology and education. The Rehab Group Psychological Support Service in Higher Education has expanded significantly in the past few years. The Rehab Group now provides psychological support services to third level students in 7 different Higher Education Institutions across the country.
In this new role, the psychologist will be responsible for the delivery of assessment and intervention strategies to students across a variety of age ranges and settings including primary, secondary, further and higher education. They will assist students with Specific Learning difficulties, Mental Health difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Development Coordination Disorder and other complex difficulties so that the students may engage more effectively in their studies. The service applies a holistic approach and provides one on one and group sessions to help students build their study, organisational, social and psychological skills. The psychologist will liaise, collaborate and consult with academic staff and other professionals.
The psychologist will report to the senior educational psychologist. They will work with the team of other psychologists (educational and counselling), assistant psychologists and other staff members to develop and enhance the services on different HEI campuses. The person will provide guidance and supervision for a number of assistant psychologists to ensure they can provide academic support and evidence-based interventions for third level students.
Minimum Education & Skills required
- Relevant Professional Qualification in Psychology
- Chartered membership with the Psychological Society of Ireland or Chartered membership of the British Psychological Society or the European Association of Psychology (desirable)
- Relevant experience in the field of psychology
- Experience working with a range of disabilities including Specific Learning Difficulties, Autism, ADHD, Mental Health, Intellectual disability
- Experience providing evidence-based assessment and interventions.
- Experience in working with third level students in an educational environment would be an advantage
- Knowledge of the range of reasonable accommodations/adjustments available and the appropriate use of such accommodations/adjustments
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Know and implement professional boundaries and best practice
- Delivery of information and facilitation skills an advantage
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Work with and support the Senior Educational Psychologist and other psychologists in the day to day running of the Rehab Group’s Education Support Service across a number of different third level campuses. Carry out psychological assessments across a wide age range (including children and adults), and across a variety of educational settings from mainstream primary, secondary and third level to specialist education services
- Provide needs assessments of academic, social, and emotional needs of third level students, and provide holistic, one-to-one academic, social, emotional and daily living skills interventions using a variety of psychological approaches
- Provide advice and training for third level staff on the needs of students within the college environment, promoting a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach.
- Support and supervise a number of Assistant Psychologists on the different HEI campuses to ensure they can provide academic support and evidence-based interventions for third level students.
- Liaise with other stakeholders involved with students accessing our services as appropriate, these might include families, professionals and external agencies, as appropriate and engage in crisis management with students as required.
- Approachable, positive can do attitude
- The ability to develop positive partnerships, both internally and externally
- Comprehensive knowledge of disabilities and their effects in education
- Professional and confident approach
- Company Pension Scheme
- Paid maternity leave
- Paid paternity leave
- 24 days annual leave
- Bike to work scheme
- Tax saver travel scheme
- Income protection
Closing Date: 8th September 2021
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These duties and responsibilities are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the services.
The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer