Basic Grade Occupational Therapist Ref EIJB0237 | 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.  


Basic Grade Occupational Therapist Ref EIJB0237

Location: Meath
Contract Type: Permanent full time

We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist, permanent full-time post in our Meath Service.
The Role:  The post holder will be responsible for the provision of an occupational therapy service including assessment, diagnostics and intervention as required to all children accessing the Early Services  and will work as a member of the inter trans-disciplinary team providing services to children and families.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
• Demonstrates sufficient clinical skills in assessment intervention and diagnostics to meet the specific needs of children with a range of disabilities / developmental delay.
• Works in collaboration with the other members of the inter/transdisciplinary team in the planning and delivery of services for children, in particular in the development of person centred planning.
• Participates in training and developmental opportunities as identified and agreed.

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria:

• A recognised validated University Degree or Diploma or an equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy.
• Be eligible to work in the state.
• Recent, relevant post graduate, or under-graduate placement experience, in a paediatric setting.
• Recent relevant experience working in the area of disability.
• Registered with CORU

Desirable Criteria:

• Interdisciplinary team working.
• Recent, relevant post graduate experience in a health care setting.
• Minimum of one year recent experience working with children with disabilities and their families.
• Any relevant post graduate training specific to child disability services.
• Experience in conducting Assessment of need.
• An awareness and understanding of the features of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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 refer to Job Description for full list of Duties and Responsibilities.

To apply please download person specification, job description and application forms below and forward completed applications to Deborah Kelly/Caroline Gannon by email to  or alternatively contact us by phone on (01-2615944) for details on how to apply.

Previous candidates for this position (ref. EIJBO208) need not apply

Closing date for applications:  12 noon Thursday 28th March 2019.
Interview date:   10th April 2019.

(Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)

A panel may be formed for similar vacancies that may arise within the next year.

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.

Basic Grade Occupational Therapist Ref EIJB0237

2019.03.06 BG OT Job Description

2019.03.06 BG OT Person Specification

Employment Application Form Word Version