2019.07.10 Physiotherapist - EIJB0320 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for 7,500 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.  


2019.07.10 Physiotherapist - EIJB0320

Location: Mayo
Contract Type: Temporary part time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Part Time Physiotherapist, based at our Enable Ireland, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.  Part time 20 Hours per week (Fixed Term 11 Months)

The Role:  To work as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing services to children with disabilities and their families within the county, to include assessment and intervention, clinical and performance supervision and ongoing service delivery.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
• To provide physiotherapy assessment and ongoing service to children and families attending the service.
• To provide services as part of an interdisciplinary team and within an integrated holistic model of service delivery.
• To ensure that the needs of the users are being adequately met by the physiotherapy service provided.
• To work within Enable Ireland’s Code of Practice and contribute to the development of Care Pathways in the provision of service.
• To participate actively in general development of the service
• To ensure that professional standards are maintained.
• To communicate effectively with parents of children attending the service so as to provide a children and family centered service.
• To work in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team in the planning and delivery of services for children, in particular in the development of person centered planning and individual family service plans.
• Ensure contemporaneous notes are completed on service users and best practice principles are adhered to through manual and electronic record keeping.
• To take responsibility for the maintenance and replacement of equipment and stock.
• To take responsibility for security and economical use of resources
• To develop and maintain good working relationships with HSE therapists and other agencies, so as to promote a seamless service to families.
• To maintain quality standards and both administer and participate in quality assurance clinical audit.
• Work within the European Framework of Quality Management.
• To submit annual reports, monthly statistical records and service evaluations as required by management.
• To comply with Enable Ireland policies and procedures as advised.
• Promote a high standard of safety in the working environment and in working methods by complying with the provision of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
• Attend training courses as required. Participate in teaching /training of parents, staff, volunteers, students etc. as required
• Perform any other duties appropriate to the position from time to time.

Essential Criteria:

• Hold a qualification in Physiotherapy acceptable to the CORU Registration Board
• Registered with CORU Registration Board or be in the process of being registered .
• 1 year post qualification experience, preferably  in disability
• Experience of working with children
• Knowledge of Disability Act (2005) and it’s implication in service provision
• Knowledge of specialist services within children’s services
• Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

Desirable Criteria:

• Knowledge of interdisciplinary working.
• Understanding of the social model.
• Commitment to ongoing training and development.
• Knowledge of working in a child and family centred environment.
• Knowledge of specialist areas i.e. Postural Management, Gait Analysis etc.
• Knowledge of Risk Assessments

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.

Please download a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Employment Application Form and forward the completed application form to Gregory Brown by post at, Enable Ireland, Seamus Quirke Road, Newcastle, Galway or by email to gbrown@enableireland.ie.  Tel: 091 545800 

Informal enquiries to Ann McGreal Tel: 094 90 60234      

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
(Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
• The post will be subject to reference checks and 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


Related Resources

2019.07.10 Physiotherapist Job Description - EIJB0320

2019.07.10 Physiotherapist Person Specification - EIJB0320

Employment Application Form Word Version