Gerri’s Place: Volunteer Psychologist

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Gerri’s Place is a new non-profit organisation providing affordable wellbeing breaks for people who need time and space to focus on their emotional and mental wellbeing.   ​
​We cater for people experiencing mild depression, anxiety, stress or burnout by providing access to a range of therapeutic activities in a safe and supportive environment. 

We are looking for a psychologist to work alongside our lead researcher Michael John Norton and his research team in the process of evaluating a pilot of this initiative.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Is registered with the Irish Psychological Association of Ireland with at least 2 years’ experience in the area of mental health.  Holds a masters degree in psychology or related discipline. 
  • Has an interest in research, particularly in quantitative methodologies and has experience in quantitative data analysis evident through prior peer reviewed publications. 

Responsibilities:

  • The psychologist will be involved with a research team that will evaluate Gerri’s Place, and in particular will lead on the quantitative aspect of the evaluation, working closely with the Principle Investigator: Michael John Norton.
  • The psychologist will support the research team in upholding ethical principles, particularly in the identification of signs of depression, anxiety and burnout through the appropriate scale, reviewing scores and escalating as appropriate to the Principle Investigator and outside supports.
  • Must be available to attend all Gerri’s Place research team meetings.

Benefits for psychologist:

  • Be a named author on the evaluation report and other academic publications arising from the study.
  • Experience in mental health research which can be helpful in supporting the psychologist in applications for the Clinical Psychology doctorate degree programme
  • The opportunity to volunteer for a really good cause.

This is an exciting initiative and once fully established will  provide much needed early intervention and support to people experiencing a mental health challenge. This is a great opportunity to support a start-up and to be part of its success.

If you have the relevant experience and have time to spare please contact contact Michael John Norton by emailing info@gerrisplace.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Jan, 2023
Region
Hybrid
Expiry Date
9th Mar, 2023