Basic Grade SLT Ref EIJB0209 | 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 SLT Ref EIJB0209

Location: Meath
Contract Type: Fixed Term

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech & Language Therapist (Basic Grade x 12 month fixed term contract), based at Enable Ireland Meath.

The Role:  The purpose of the role is to provide speech & language therapy service including assessment, diagnostics and intervention as required to all children accessing the Early Intervention service. The successful candidates will work as a member of the inter/trans-disciplinary team providing services to children and families within the designated area.

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 in early services.
• Assess children as required and produce relevant reports in line with Assessment of Need process.
• Ensures that the needs of the service users are being adequately met by the speech & language therapy service provided.
• Collaborate with the service user while working in partnership with the service user parent/family/carer and all other relevant stakeholders to identify and achieve goals.

The successful candidates will have:

Essential Criteria:

• A recognised validated University Degree or Diploma or an equivalent qualification in Speech & Language Therapy.
• Be eligible to work in the state.
• Recent relevant experience working in the area of disability.
• Registered with CORU

Desirable Criteria:

• Interdisciplinary team working.
• Minimum of one year recent experience working with children with disabilities and their families.
• Recent, relevant post graduate, or under-graduate placement experience, in a paediatric setting.
• Any relevant post graduate training specific to child disability services.
• Experience in conducting Assessment of need.
• Recent relevant experience working with children with feeding/ eating/swallowing difficulties.

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.

To apply please download person specification, job description and application forms below and forward completed applications by email to .

Alternatively please contact us by phone (01-2865944) to obtain an application form and details on how to apply. 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
Interview date:  Wednesday 30th January, 2019

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

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

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 SLT Ref EIJB0209

2019.01.08 BG SLT Job Description

2019.01.08 BG SLT Person Specification

Employment Application Form Word Version