Talbot Group: Psychologist (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Talbot Group

Psychologist - Full Time or Part Time, Stamullen


Talbot Disability Services offers a specialist service for individuals with behaviours of concern or behaviours that challenge. These behaviours can be due to intellectual disability, autism, acquired brain injury, mental health difficulties or a complex combination of these. The core characteristic is that the behaviours are to such a degree that they hinder the person’s full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. Talbot Disability Services has a range of houses on the site in Stamullen as well as in the wider community with a graded level of support that ensures an individual can have a unique care pathway mapped against their evolving needs and skills. The core values of Dignity, Respect, Kindness and Engagement underpin the person-centred service we provide. The aim of the service is firstly to enhance the individual’s quality of life and second to promote more adaptive interactions between a person and their environment.

The Psychologist will carry out the following duties under the supervision of the Senior Psychologist:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Practice

  • Contribute to the development, planning, organisation and evaluation of the psychology service within Talbot Disability Service
  • Carry a caseload and exercise professional responsibility.
  • Provide psychological assessments based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integrating data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, direct and indirect observation and interviews with clients, family members and/or support staff
  • Formulate and implement plans for psychological interventions based on an appropriate conceptual framework
  • Contribute a psychological perspective to care planning and inter-disciplinary working
  • Devise and review positive behaviour support plans
  • Provide professional reports as required in accordance with professional standards
  • Communicate effectively and work in co-operation with team members and others to ensure integrated, co-ordinated service provision
  • Participate in meetings, committees and/or conferences as required
  • Act as a representative of the psychology service/profession as required
  • Work within limits of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance
  • Represent and advocate for the psychological needs of residents
  • At all times work in and promote an ethical and professional manner upholding the Talbot values of: Respect, Dignity, Kindness and Involvement

Research & Evaluation

  • Utilise evidence-based literature and research to support effective practice
  • Participate in evaluation of clinical activity including audit and service evaluation to help promote and develop service provision
  • Conduct, encourage and support service-related research and provide research advice as appropriate

Education & Training

  • Receive regular clinical professional supervision
  • Deliver appropriate teaching and training to staff in areas relevant to direct clinical work and to psychology service provision
  • Provide professional and clinical supervision of assistant psychologists
  • Attend mandatory training programmes
  • Be informed of advances in professional knowledge and practice
  • Take responsibility for continuous professional development and ensure compliance with statutory registration requirements


  • Actively participate in the development and continuing improvement initiatives of psychology services
  • Assign duties and responsibilities as appropriate to ensure effective service delivery
  • Ensure the maintenance of appropriate records and statistics in accordance with Talbot policies and relevant legislation
  • Provide service reports/data as required
  • Maintain professional standards of data confidentiality

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to them from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience, comparable to HSE Pay scales

Working Hours: Full time / Part time

Responsible to: Senior Psychologist

Location: Redwood Campus, Stamullen, County Meath – although travel to community houses in North County Dublin, Meath, Louth and Cavan is required

As part of the recruitment process, we will keep your application and the personal data contained therein for a period of 12 months. Please inform us when applying for a position with the Talbot Group if you do not wish to have your information retained for this period.

To apply for this position or to request a copy of the full job specification, please contact Amanda McKnight, HR – amandahr@talbotgroup.ie

Application Closing Date: Friday 1st October 2021

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Sep, 2021
Stamullen, Co Meath
Expiry Date
1st Oct, 2021