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There are three forms for completion needed to apply for any vacancy with Cope Foundation. You can download each form as a PDF.

Click here for Application Form – please specify which position you are applying for on this form.
Click here for Vetting Form
Click here for Safeguard for Employment

All three forms should be returned, before the closing date for applications, to:
H.R. Division, Cope Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork

Or you can ask for a form by sending an e-mail to:
or by telephoning
00353 21 4507131.

Recruitment and Jobs

Kitchen Porter (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for the position of Kitchen Porter in the Quality, Systems & Shared Services Division of Cope Foundation.  A working knowledge of HACCP is desirable.

Responsibilities will include:

  •        Washing pots and cooking equipment

  •        In charge of waste disposal

  •        Decanting and storing  of inwardly goods

  •        Stock control

  •        Accepting and grouping of daily orders going to residential centres.

  •        General cleaning duties.

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday 10th March 2017.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  A panel may be formed to fill future relief positions.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply. 



Senior Grade Psychologist

The psychology department in Cope Foundation provides support to adults with intellectual disabilities/autism, to children with intellectual disabilities and to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It has a mix of clinical, counselling and educational psychologists amongst the staff. We have strong research links with UCC and we take trainees on placement from UCC, Limerick University and NUIG. Opportunities for CPD, supervision and training will be available.

We have a vacancy for a senior psychologist to work with adults with intellectual disabilities. The senior psychologist may be responsible for the supervision of the work of basic grade psychologists and trainee psychologists, to undertake assessments, therapy, interventions and group work as appropriate. The position is also responsible for providing professional reports and other information to other staff as appropriate and to support multidisciplinary team work with colleagues in a variety of settings.

Essential requirements:
  • An honours degree in psychology together with an appropriate post-graduate professional qualification.
  • Qualifications that comply with the Department of Health & Children and PSI requirements for appointment as a senior psychologist. 
  • Candidates who have trained outside of the Republic of Ireland must have their qualifications validated to work in Ireland by the Department of Health and Children at time of application.
  • Applicants should possess a particular interest in intellectual disability in adulthood
  • Full driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Christian Ryan, Psychology Manager at 021-4558053. Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday, 24th February, 2017. Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application. A panel may be formed for a period of 12 months to fill future senior psychology positions supporting either children or adults.