Work Psychologist (Staff Officer)


Job description

The post holder will be employed within the Work Psychology Service (WPS), a branch within the Work & Wellbeing Division, part of the Work & Health Group of the Department for Communities..

Responsibilities

  • Build the capability and capacity of Work Coaches in Jobs & Benefits offices across Northern Ireland
  • Develop the knowledge and skills of Work Coaches who provide early, intensive employment related support and work solutions to people with health conditions, disabilities and others who may experience employment challenges
  • Provide specialist training and coaching to Work Coaches, Team Leaders and Managers
  • Conduct employment assessments with customers to provide employment related support and work solutions to people with health conditions and/or disabilities and others who may experience employment challenges
  • Contribute to the quality and effectiveness of customer engagement
  • Design and pilot projects in areas of disability and employment provision and other areas
  • Monitor and evaluate employment programmes and services
  • Conduct research locally, nationally and internationally to inform best practice in the field of work and health
  • Conduct project management consultancy to assist operation of employment programme provision
  • Deliver organisational development and human resource related solutions to assist performance across the Department; and
  • Support the wellbeing of staff across the Department.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • At least a second class honours degree in Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society or Psychological Society of Ireland;
  • A Masters degree in Occupational Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society or Psychological Society of Ireland.
  • Must be eligible and agreeable to commit to undertaking a training route to achieve Registration status with the Health & Care Professions Council as an Occupational Psychologist Practitioner (See Condition of Appointment paragraph page 7)

Further Information

NICS Application form only, vacancy closing date Friday 8th March 2024 at 12pm. Applications from young people (people under the age of 35) people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are particularly welcomed for this post. The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.

Vacancy ID
1639599
Job ref.
IRC298794
Job Sector
Public Sector
Area
Belfast
Location
Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast
Salary
£32,880 - £34,011 (under review)
No. vacancies
3
Contract Type
Permanent
Weekly hours
37
Published date
19/02/2024
Closing date
08/03/2024
Worktime
Monday - Friday

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