Psychological Services Executive
€50000 - €55000 per annum benefits
The Law Society is seeking applications for a Psychological Services Executive to join the team to provide vital support to a range of Education, Support and Communication initiatives, across the full legal lifecycle. A minimum of 5 years' professional experience (ideally in a professional services/educational environment) is desirable. Experience in the field of professional membership education/support, mental health and/or professional wellbeing would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will support the effective and timely implementation of key projects linked to the Psychological Service's 5 Strategic Ambitions.
Contract length: Permanent
Location: Dublin - Hybrid
The Psychological Services Executive will work closely with the Head of Psychological Services, the Senior Psychological Services Executive, all team members and key stakeholders to:
- Support the timely implementation of the Psychological Services strategy across the legal life cycle in the domains of education, communication and support services
- Research, assess and develop new ways of meeting the evolving psychological needs of trainees, current and future members
- Assist in the ongoing implementation of the Society's 2022 Dignity Matters report recommendations
- Assist in the coordination of Professional Practice Course modules i.e. The Complete Lawyer, Trauma Informed Lawyering, High Impact Lawyer Series etc.
- Produce high quality reports and communication materials relating to the work of the expanded Psychological Service
Knowledge & Skills
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:
- Hold a relevant third level qualification and/or significant relevant work experience in the area of professional membership, mental health and wellbeing and/or organisational change.
- Track record of developing and project-managing wellbeing/psychologically informed education, support and/or communication initiatives.
- Ability to form and hold a systemic view of complex issues such as: diversity and inclusion, bullying, sexual harassment and harassment in the workplace, organisational and professional wellbeing.
- Capacity to conduct and synthesise research in a range of disciplines and to adapt this body of knowledge to challenges across the legal lifecycle.
- A creative, innovative and proactive approach to working within a dynamic team.
- Willingness to develop new skills, knowledge and capacities as the Psychological Service evolves and its priorities shift.
- Strong communication and organisational ability, well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills with an empathetic and professional approach to the area of mental health and wellbeing.
- Ability to influence stakeholders in the Law Society and in the wider legal community to work towards common goals, maintaining momentum for the work of the newly expanded Psychological Services.
Knowledge and nuanced understanding of appropriate responses to prevailing sectoral issues (including vicarious trauma/secondary traumatic stress, burnout, substance abuse, addiction, and suicidality) is desirable.
Remuneration & Benefits
- Salary (DOE)
- Excellent working conditions
- Training & development opportunities
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This position was pPosted on 24 Nov 2022