The Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager
The Student Counsellor offers a specialist professional service on a confidential basis to
individual students who are experiencing personal difficulties which may be affecting
their work. In addition, the Student Counsellor will play a key role in helping students
with their academic progress and personal/social development through group
counselling, seminars and workshops. The Student Counsellor will develop and maintain
close links with other student support services in the Institute, will participate in
multidisciplinary case management meetings, and will advise on further sources of help
within the community. The range of duties assigned to the Student Counsellor may vary
from time to time.
To provide individual counselling to students with emotional, psychological,
academic or personal development needs.
To provide psychological assessment and intervention.
To maintain case records and statistical data as required by the Institute, including
usage statistics, as well as annual and periodic reports.
To provide group counselling to students with a view to helping their academic
progress and personal/social development.
To design and deliver regularly scheduled seminars/workshops on life skills/personal
development, stress management, substance abuse etc.
To organize and run, in collaboration with other appropriate staff, workshops or
groups on study skills, presentation skills, examinations’ techniques, etc.
To be involved in the preparation and provision of special training/information
seminars for staff
To collaborate with staff in the design and provision of special programmes/projects,
for example, induction, peer mentoring, etc.
To support and provide training to student groups such as Student Union Officers
To lead the evaluation, consumer satisfaction and research relating to the Student
To liaise with and make referrals (as appropriate) to academic, administrative and
support services staff within the Institute
To make a regularly updated calendar available to student support staff, for the
purposes of indicating availability for appointments
To participate in multidisciplinary case management meetings for complex student
cases where multiple stakeholders are involved
To maintain appropriate levels of external supervision
To participate in regular inservice consultation, ongoing training and professional developmentTo participate in student services team meetings as required
In the context of the Student Counselling Service’s procedures and policy, to liaise
with and refer students to external services as appropriate
To assist the Institute in anticipating, identifying and providing conditions that will
facilitate the wellbeing and success of students and in developing preventative and
educational programmes for students
To participate in the review and development of student services procedures and
To participate in all committees/groups of which the appointee is a member or to
which he/she is assigned
To perform such other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time by the
The successful candidate will be required to record attendance on the Core Time &
At least 2nd class honours degree in psychology or equivalent.
Postgraduate qualification in clinical psychology/counselling or educational
psychology or equivalent.
Be a member or be eligible to be a member of an appropriate professional body.
Substantial counselling experience.
(1) New entrants, (i.e. persons without previous service in the Public Service) may
commence on the 2011 Student Counsellor salary scale i.e. €49,585 – €81,826
(2) Where a person is being recruited to the same or analogous grade, role or
position as previous public service employment, held on or before 31st December
2010, whether temporary or permanent, salary may commence on the 2010
Student Counsellor salary scale i.e. €54,983 – €81,826
Please note that the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line
with Government pay policy.
Shortlisting of applicants may take place, on the basis of information supplied in the
Canvassing will disqualify
All applicants are asked to disclose criminal convictions, per the application form and
there is a statutory requirement to be Garda Vetted.
One signed original and five photocopies of your application should be posted or hand
delivered to Deirdre Woods, HR Department, Block A, Institute of Technoloogy
Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Road North, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Please
submit all applications on or before 12 noon on Friday 1st December 2017.
Late applications will not be considered.
The Institute is an equal opportunities employer
Student Counsellor – Permanent