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The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for a range of statutory functions including provision of child protection, alternative care, specified regulatory services and a range of family support services.

The Agency has commenced a major improvement programme with significant focus on Practice, Culture and Structure. The Agency currently has responsibility for a budget in excess of €800m and delivers its services through circa 5,000 people in 350 locations across the Country.

The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

• Child Protection and Welfare

• Family Support

• Alternative Care

• Adoption

• Tusla Education Support Services (TESS)

• Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence (DSGBV)

• Children’s Service Regulation

• Counselling and Therapeutic Supports

Further information is available on www.tusla.ie

Purpose of Role:

The staff appointed to these roles will be assigned to a designated... child in care social work team in a specified TUSLA area, working as part of multi-disciplinary team(s) delivering a coordinated service to children, young people and their families. The purpose of the post is to participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within the Social Work Department to provide a psychology service to young people and their families who are in the care of Tusla.

The post holder will work collaboratively with a variety of services to assess and understand the therapeutic needs of young people and their families in the care of Tulsa and respond with interventions that are timely, proportionate, needs led, evidence based and in partnership with the young people and their families. Other key stakeholders could include An Gardai Siochana HSE primary care, Disability services, CAMHS, Schools, PHN’s, GP’s, Adult mental health, substance misuse services and other community and voluntary organisations.

Closing Date for Applications:

12 noon, Tuesday 7th May 2024

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:
• Applicants must have a recognised university degree or diploma (Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) level 8 equivalent) obtained with 1st or 2nd class honours in which Psychology was taken as a major subject and honours obtained in that subject AND a recognised professional post-graduate qualification in clinical, counselling or educational psychology or an equivalent qualification validated by the Department of Health.

AND
• Applicants must demonstrate that they have completed a training placement within the area of child, adolescent, and family psychological practice such that the placement fulfils the placement standards set out in the relevant Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation for clinical, counselling, or educational psychology, as appropriate. Supervision during this placement experience must have been fully in line with supervision requirements as outlined within the relevant Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation criteria, subject to any supervision derogations put in place by the professional society during the time the placement was completed.

OR
• Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient supervised post-qualification experience in the area of child, adolescent, and family psychological practice, such that would fulfil the standards set out in relevant Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation criteria, provided that all required accreditation standards that were in place at the time the qualification was completed were fully achieved. Supervision provided during that experience must have been in line with Psychological Society of Ireland standards For applicants who have qualified outside of the Republic of Ireland, and who have their qualifications validated by the Department of Health, it must also be demonstrated that they have completed supervised experience in child, adolescent, and family psychological practice that is in line with Psychological Society of Ireland standards.

AND
• Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability, (including a high standard of suitability and ability), for the proper discharge of the duties of the office

Health:

A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Character:

Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character.

Tenure:

The current vacancies available are permanent/temporary and whole time/part-time.

The posts are pensionable.

A panel may be created from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration will be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest” stage for each individual post.

The purpose of this campaign is to fill immediate urgent vacancies and it is expected that panel placements will cease if expressions are not received within the appropriate processes.

Appointment as an employee of the Child & Family Agency is governed by the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004
Dublin Ireland

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