We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. Read More Allow Cookies

Job Vacancies

Posted on: 31 Jan 2018

Clinical Psychologist


Meelin, Co. Cork

We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the above position.  The successful candidate will be afforded all necessary training and development in line with the role.  Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with clients on a daily basis. Candidates must be self-driven, focused and diverse

The Company

Nua Healthcare specialises in providing Residential care, Community outreach and Day services to adults and children with complex support requirements on both the Intellectual Disability and Mental Health spectrums.  We pride ourselves in providing true person-centred care for individuals in their own home or in appropriate community based care facilities.

Selection Process

  • Competency based interview against criteria for the role
  • Competency Framework Evaluation conducted against role


Key Responsibilities

  • Complete Functional Assessments
  • Plan and implement Multi Element Behaviour Support Plans
  • Monitor and develop MEBSP and carry out Periodic Service Reviews
  • Undertake assessments to aid understanding of an individual’s ASD
  • Prepare and deliver specific briefs and training plans pertaining to Service Users
  • Deliver 1:1 Therapeutic sessions
  • Deliver training to front line staff
  • Analyse and prepare reports on incidents
  • Deliver services through a person-centred approach

Essential Criteria

  • Psychology Degree
  • Specific qualifications in the area of behavioural assessment and intervention (e.g. Diploma in Applied Psychology of Learning Disability (Challenging Behaviour),  or MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual Disabilities)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years minimum experience within a similar role
  • A comprehensive understanding of the principles of Positive Behaviour Support
  • A good level of experience in managing teams
  • A good level of understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the co-morbid conditions associated with it
  •  Previous experience within the area of Challenging Behaviour
  • A high standard of report writing, personal support plans, people and roster management
  • Genuine respect and empathy for diversity and individuality

If you wish to apply for this post; please send your CV along with a cover letter, recruitment@nuahealthcare.ie.  A full job description for the role is available upon request.