Mentor Forensic Services is an independent organisation experienced in providing training, assessment, intervention and consultancy where there are child sexual abuse concerns. Mentor work with adults and young people and regularly assists children’s services, education, industry and multi-agency teams responsible for safeguarding children. In addition, Mentor works closely with specialist residential services for those with problematic sexual behaviour in designing and delivering assessment and intervention programmes alongside staff development and training.

We are seeking to recruit an assistant psychologist who we will train and develop into a forensic practitioner over 2-3 year period. The key responsibilities and duties for Year 1 are outlined below. Year 2 and Year 3 will entail greater exposure to various aspects of forensic psychology, including risk assessment and therapeutic intervention programmes with children who present with problematic sexual behaviour and adults who sexually abuse children.

Mentor are committed to equal opportunities employment and on-going professional development of our staff. This role requires someone who is prepared to spend Year 1 focusing on getting to know the team, our clients, our processes and the services we provide.

We are based in beautiful Cork, Ireland.

Key Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Administrative duties include

  • Greeting visitors to the office and directing them to the appropriate individual
  • Answering telephone calls, enquiries and requests
  • Taking phone messages and delivering to appropriate individual
  • Dealing with incoming email from clients
  • Proof reading documents
  • Producing/editing documents, reports and presentations
  • Establishing and maintaining permanent files – retrieving files as requested
  • Organising, maintaining and updating diaries and making appointments
  • Coordinating events including training and large scale client meetings.
  • Processing and issuing invoices for services delivered – training will be provided.

Research duties include;

  • Logging and scoring of psychometric assessments – training will be provided.
  • Transcription of research material.
  • Coding of research material for qualitative analysis – training will be provided.

Therapeutic duties include;

  • Undertaking assessment programmes – training will be provided.
  • Specialist report writing – training will be provided.
  • Providing therapeutic intervention packages – training will be provided.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral and listening
  • Ability to be a team player – strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Highly effective planning, organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives
  • Flexibility – good ability to respond to changing demands and situations
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Absolute respect for client confidentiality
  • Highest levels of personal and professional commitment
  • Computer skills – including ability to operate software packages, including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook at a highly proficient level.
  • Proficient in use of SPSS and NVIVO preferred but not essential – training provided.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Ireland and overseas
  • Full driving licence and car is essential

Essential Qualifications

  • Masters in Psychology or final year of Masters with results pending


  • Dependent upon experience and qualifications

If interested please send a completed application form to Dr Valerie Sheehan at Closing date for applications is 24th April 2017 with interviews on 15th May 2017 for those shortlisted.

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