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Senior Occupational Therapist

Cope FoundationCorkFull-timeTemporary

Children’s Disability Network Team 9

North Cork City & Blarney

Senior Occupational Therapist (Paediatrics)

Temporary Fixed Term 12 months

Cope Foundation is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Grade Occupational Therapist in paediatric services. The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team and will work as a member of a Children’s Disability Network Team. This post will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to:

  • Develop their clinical knowledge of a wide range of disabilities (physical, intellectual and autism) from both a theoretical and practical perspective
  • Experience inter-disciplinary working including development of resources, complex case discussions and intervention planning
  • Complete wheelchair and seating assessments, including specialist seating, pressure mapping and prescribe appropriate equipment (manual/powered chairs and supportive equipment)
  • Attend regional specialist Occupational Therapy clinics e.g. upper limb, seating

Applicants must possess the following:

  • A Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent professional qualification and at least three years post qualification experience
  • Candidates must be registered with CORU at time of application
  • Understanding of the needs of children with intellectual disability and/or autism
  • Understanding of: Positive Risk Assessment; Person centred planning; Positive behavioural support assessment and implementation methods
  • Experience of supporting occupational participation with individuals
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment/team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A full driving license and own transport

Experience of working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism is desirable.

What we offer:

  • Salary in line with the HSE consolidated pay scales
  • Supervision appropriate to experience levels
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth
  • CPD is actively encouraged and regular training and supervision provided
  • A flexible and supportive work environment
  • Research opportunities will be supported when in line with Cope foundations vision, mission and goals
  • Membership of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite parking
  • An opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives

Informal enquiries can be made to Conor McNally, Children’s Disability Network Manager Network Team 8 on 086 067 6089.

Completed application forms must be returned no later than Monday 2ndOctober 2023. Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.

A panel may be formed for a 12-month period to fill future temporary, full time Senior Grade Occupational Therapist positions that may arise across all CDNTs managed by Cope Foundation as Lead Agency. The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.

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