Senior Physiotherapists x 2 Ref EIJB0037 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for over 5,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  


Senior Physiotherapists x 2 Ref EIJB0037

Location: Kildare
Contract Type: Various

Enable Ireland Kildare West Wicklow Services, in partnership with the HSE, Muiriosa Foundation, KARE, St. John of God Kildare Services provide supports to children and young people with complex needs aged 0 – 18 years informed by the Bio Psycho Social Model of Service Delivery, living in Kildare West Wicklow through Network Disability Teams.
The mission of the partnership is to work in partnership with children and young people with disabilities, with their families, to support their development and to enable active participation in community life.

We require dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality services possible to service users. We offer a challenging career as part of our integrated team approach to delivering services.

We have an exciting opportunity for two (2) Senior Physiotherapists at our Enable Ireland Kildare West Wicklow Services – Mid Kildare Network Disability Team based in Naas

- 1.0 WTE Senior Physiotherapist – 6 month fixed term contract
- 0.70 WTE Senior Physiotherapist – Fixed Term contract end 31.12.18

The Role: The purpose of the role is to provide a quality, evidence based service to children and young people (0 – 18 years) within an interdisciplinary framework and family centered practice and to support other staff and students as assigned.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities

• Plans and organises individual and group caseloads, to include assessments, interventions and diagnosis.
• Foresees potential problems or competing priorities and takes appropriate action to ensure service standards don’t suffer.
• Fosters an awareness of the need for value for money and a sense of accountability for budgets within the team/service.
• Takes responsibility for the achievement of service delivery targets by regularly monitoring, recording and reporting performance outcomes and statistics.
• Demonstrates innovation in aiming to work within resource limitations to sustain and enhance the service.
• Takes responsibility for the line management and clinical supervision of basic therapists within the team/service as required.
• Demonstrates a sound understanding of administrative practice and protocol in decisions.
• Thinks ahead to the consequences of decisions, and considers precedence to ensure consistency.
• Establishes integrity by ensuring that the professional, ethical and safety factors are fully considered in decisions into which they have an input.
• Makes decisions in a transparent manner by involving and empowering others where appropriate and will explain the rationale behind decisions
• Recognises when it is appropriate to refer decisions to a higher level of authority or to include other colleagues in the decision.
• Demonstrates sufficient clinical skills in assessment intervention and diagnostics to meet the specific needs of the relevant caseload
• Collaborate skillfully with the service user and other stakeholders while working in partnership with the service user’s parent/family/carer to identify goals, including complex situations.
• Is adequately aware of policy, legislative and professional requirements to ensure appropriate standards in their area of responsibility.
• Ensures that all records and technical data are up to date and available if required.
• Takes initiatives to move the service forward and show willingness to try out new ideas that add service delivery value.
• Ensures strict compliance with health and safety standards and adheres to operational guidelines ensuring equipment is checked and working correctly in accordance with safety standards.
• Ensures that professional standards are adhered to for the relevant discipline.
• Attend and actively contribute to relevant clinical, professional and service meetings.
• Participates as a full member of the service team.
• Involves the team in the running of the service and in decisions
• Facilitates staff development by providing support such as clinical supervision, mentoring, coaching and formal development planning.
• Understands the complexity of working in a team and team dynamics.
• Understands and facilitates inter/trans disciplinary team working.
• Strives to ensure that all staff in their responsibility are adequately trained in line with legal and professional standards.
• Participate in training and developmental opportunities as identified and agreed.
• Support and contribute to research initiatives as required.
• Builds credibility and portrays the profession/service in a positive light by being professional and well informed.
• Demonstrates determination and initiative to achieve results and improve the service.
• Clearly accepts accountability for standards of performance in relevant area of responsibility.
• Inspires others to work to high standards by being enthusiastic about the profession and the service.
• Maintains ethical and personal standards at all times.
• Facilitate individual and group interventions in a skilled manner.

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria

• Hold a qualification in Physiotherapy validated by the Department of Health
• Be a member or be eligible to be a member of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist Therapists.
• Three years post qualification experience in paediatrics within a community setting 0 – 18 years
• Experience of working in partnership with children with disabilities, their families and other agencies
• Experience of working with mainstream and special schools
• Knowledge of child development and the effects of a physical disability.
• Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
• Experience of working as part of an interdisciplinary Team. 
• Full Driving Licence with access to own transport

Desirable Criteria

• Experience with children with a physical disability.
• Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
• Experience with :

  • Managing Tone
  • Managing posture
  • Service development
  • Group work
  • Supervision of other staff and students
  • Physiotherapy caseload management

• Understanding of the social model of disability.
• Knowledge of Enable Ireland
• Knowledge of Neuro Developmental approach
• Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training.

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role.

Informal enquiries to Anelle Marynowski, Ph: 045 875676 / Email:

Please download person specification, job description and employment application form below and forward completed applications to Anne Hardy by email to or by post to Anne Hardy, Enable Ireland Building, Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare marked Private  & Confidential.

Applications on Enable Ireland Application form only – (CV’s will not be accepted).

Applicants should out line with their application how they meet the person specification essential requirements

Closing Date for receipt of Applications: Friday 22nd December 2017 at 12 pm

Interview Date: Week 15th January 2018

A panel may be formed, following these interviews, for similar vacancies arising within the next twelve months.

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant

• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.

• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.

• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position. Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment



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