Senior/Staff Psychologist Sanas

Senior/Staff Psychology posts

Who are we?

Sánas is a provider of support services for Children and young persons with intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and acquired brain injury. We are a growing and dynamic service that is focused on developing the strengths of the people we support and the team that provides that support. We currently provide alternative respite service for children and young people from age 4-17 years.

Our newly established multi-disciplinary team will provide services and supports to children 4-17 years old and young persons with complex needs, intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and acquired brain injury.

Why work with us?

Sánas is an exciting and expanding new service provider, established in 2022, with alternative respite services in North County Dublin and Wicklow. Our experienced management team is passionate and committed to providing a person centred service that builds on peoples strengths and interests.

Benefits :

  • Competitive pay scale based upon experience, Salaries and increments are paid in accordance with DOH scales
  • New developing & expanding service
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangements (to support work/life balance)
  • Manageable Caseload
  • Ability to monitor and engage with service users you support
  • Supportive and progressive working environment,
  • Continuous Professional Development support
  • Company Mobile phone and laptop
  • Refer-a friend Program -€150 per referral
  • PRSA Scheme
  • Employment Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Sick pay benefit
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Bike -to -work scheme



Overview of the post:

The Senior / Staff Grade Clinical Psychologist will work as a member of the Sánas multi-disciplinary team providing services to children from 4-17 years their family members, carers and staff members.

The Senior / Staff Grade Clinical Psychologist will report to the Director Of Community Services.

The Senior / Staff Grade Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for conducting Assessment of need (AON) where required, along with providing a quality and needs based service including assessment diagnostics, intervention, programme planning, monitoring and ongoing service delivery to children with complex needs.

The Senior / Staff Grade Clinical Psychologist will be involved in key areas of service development, reporting to the Director of Community Services.

Professional clinical supervision will be provided.  

The ability to work in a self directed manner and manage own caseload is a key component of the role.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills and be a positive influence on shaping and enhancing Sánas services.

Contract type:  Full time Permanent 40 hours per week. However candidates interested in Part Time or reduced hours contract will be considered.

Location: Option of Service locations in Balbriggan, Finglas and Wicklow.


Essential Criteria :

  • A recognised university degree or diploma (QQI level 8 equivalent) with first or second class honours in which Psychology was taken as major subject and honours obtained in that subject, and




  • A recognised post-graduate professional qualification in Psychology, recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland and validated by the Department of Health and Children, and
  • At least 5 years post-graduate experience for Senior post, as a professional psychologist, no more than three years of which was spent in gaining the post-graduate professional qualification and no less than two years full-time spent in post qualification experience as a professional psychologist, and
  • Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office, and including an interest and experience in working with children and young people with disabilities and complex needs.
  • Applicants with qualifications obtained outside of Ireland must provide a certificate of validation of their qualifications from the Department of Health and children
  • Full clean driving licence, use of a car and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work in a self directed manner, prioritising workload
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Effective planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • UpToDate knowledge of relevant developments, changes and best practice within the field of Intellectual Disabilities

Desirable Criteria :

  • Experience of inter-disciplinary team working.
  • Evidence of participation in continuous professional development
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to staff grade psychologists and/or the supervision of trainee clinical psychologists


Informal Enquiries are welcomed by Jennie Wall, Director of Community Services   Tel: 0834193661    Email: