Assistant Psychologist - Suicide Prevention

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Dublin Bar, LEINSTER
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 13 Mar 2023

The Trinity College Dublin Student Counselling Service is seeking to appoint an Assistant Psychologists (APs) to join the Counselling Team full-time for a fixed-term contract of 12 months. The Student Counselling Services (SCS/the Service) is comprised of Counselling, Student Learning Development (SLD) and Student 2 Student (S2S), all supported by a central Administration Team. The Counselling Team has three sub-teams with specific remits: Groups and Trainees; Outreach and Research; Training and Post-Graduate support. The Service delivers psychological therapy, social transition and academic skills services across the student body using a stepped care model. SCS contributes to the University’s key strategic objectives such as student transition and retention, accessibility, diversity and internationalisation.

The AP posts give an opportunity to develop a strong and varied skill set encompassing: brief assessments and referrals, outreach and prevention activities, group work, delivery of psychoeducational presentations, online work (including online service delivery and social media outreach), and research. Regular liaison with the College Health Service GP and psychiatry teams, academic staff and other student services teams gives good exposure to a multidisciplinary team approach to supporting students.

The role of AP offers wide ranging experience relevant to those interested in pursuing a career in clinical or counselling psychology. These posts offer the opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled team within an innovative service based in Ireland’s 1st ranked university. Weekly one-to-one supervision and group supervision are provided on site with a chartered psychologist.

Hours of Post: 39 hours per week

Salary: This appointment will be made on the Research Assistant grade at €29,628 per annum (equivalent to Assistant Psychologist).

Post status: 1 year Fixed-Term Contract

How to apply:

In order to assist the selection process, applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter (1x A4 page) that specifically address the following points in their application.

•         Applicants should clearly address their experience and how they obtained their knowledge in their application.

•         Illustrate, through past example, their ability to work on their own initiative and resolve problems.

Applicants who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the short list stage. Applications must be submitted by the closing date specified through eRecruitment. Any Applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Please see the Job Description below for this position.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to the hiring manager Chuck Rashleigh at E:

Application queries about this post, please email the Recruitment at and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war.

We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.

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