2019.07.11 Basic Grade Speech and Language Therapist - EIJB0322 | 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.  


2019.07.11 Basic Grade Speech and Language Therapist - EIJB0322

Location: Cork
Contract Type: Temporary full time


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Basic Grade Speech and Language Therapist within Enable Ireland Cork Children’s Services (Specified Purpose and Full Time, 37 Hours per Week)

The Role:  To provide skilled Speech & Language Therapy services to meet the needs of clients attending the Enable Ireland Cork Children’s Services.

Overview of Roles and Responsibilities:

• Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children attending the service who present with communication difficulties.
• Identification and management of children attending the service who present with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties under the supervision of a Senior S & L Therapist.
• To work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
• To actively involve service users, parents and carers in the development and implementation of Speech & Language Therapy programmes.
• To participate in case conferences, team meetings and staff meetings as appropriate.
• To develop and maintain expertise in speciality areas.
• To develop awareness in areas particularly related to individuals with physical disabilities e.g. seating, positioning, appropriate handling, as relevant to persons with communication difficulties.
• To maintain clinical records, compile reports as required.
• To maintain statistical records as required.

The successful candidate will have:
Essential Criteria:

• A recognised validated University Degree or Diploma or an equivalent qualification in Speech & Language Therapy
• Registered with CORU National SLT Registration Board
• Be eligible to work in the state
• A full clean driving licence
• Completed Dysphagia Training
• Demonstrate a knowledge of Childrens’ First Guidelines
• Demonstrate an understanding of Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of the SLT in the field of complex disability
Desirable Criteria;

• Completed Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ training course.
• Speech and Language Therapy experience with clients with a complex disability
• Experience working in a multi/inter disciplinary team
• Knowledge of Progressing Disability Services

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 a completed application form to Maria Moran at the address below or by email to mbmoran@enableireland.ie
Closing date for applications Friday 9th August 2019 at 12 Noon

Interviews will be held August 2019
(**Please note a panel will be formed for 12 months for any future vacancies which may arise during this period**)

Applications by post to:
Maria Moran
Administration Manager
Enable Ireland
Lavanagh Centre


Co. Cork.

T12 D768

 (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 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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