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Speech And Language Therapist BG

Enable IrelandTralee, KerryFull-timePermanentTemporary

Would you like to work for a great employer? Enable Ireland is an organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of children and adults with disabilities in Ireland, and is named as one of Ireland’s Irish Independent 150 Best Employers 2023.

We are currently seeking highly-motivated Basic Grade Speech and Language Therapists to join our team based at our Childrens Disability Network Team West Kerry, Oakview Village, Tralee, Co Kerry.

Contract Type: 1.00 wte Permanent & 1.00 wte Fixed Term (1 year)

Contract Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary Scale: €43,276 - €57,653 pro rata per annum.

The Role:

Working as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team to provide skilled Speech and Language Therapy Services to meet the assessed needs of children, young people and their families.


Working under the direction of the Children’s Disability Network Manager and as a member of the interdisciplinary team, the post holder will:

· Integrate Speech & Language Therapy skills with current Speech & Language Therapy theory and relevant supporting evidence based knowledge.

· Collaborate skilfully with the service user as appropriate and work in partnership with the service users parent/carer/family to identify goals, including in complex situations.

· Provide a home/early years/afterschool/educational/community service as appropriate to assess/determine the service user’s holistic needs and in line with the policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines of the service.

· Liaise and co-operate with other relevant professionals and service providers in the provision of services for children/young people and their families.

· Facilitate a family centred approach.

· Adhere to the principle of informed consent prior to and throughout interventions.

· Facilitate the service user to make informed decisions re: Speech & Language Therapy interventions.

· Use skilled observations and interviewing, including in complex situations.

· Select, implement and analyse the outcomes of standardised and non-standardised assessments.

· Apply clinical reasoning to plan, grade, implement and modify interventions that are outcome based and relevant to the child or young person’s goals.

· Provide intervention on an individual, group and consultative basis.

· Undertake a key contact role for an identified caseload.

· Be responsible for the coordination and documentation of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) in line with the relevant policies and procedures.

· Evaluate and apply outcomes of intervention in collaboration with all stakeholders.

· Maintain appropriate, accurate and up to date written records and reports regarding service user care, in accordance with professional guidelines and the Enable Ireland information management policy.

· Ensure effective maintenance of client records in line with Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act, Enable Ireland national and local policy guidelines, West Kerry Children’s Disability Services procedures and best practice, thus ensuring Duty of Care responsibilities are met.

· Timely maintenance and updating of statistical records, including the use of Goldmine software.

· Ensure that Health & Safety policy and procedures are adhered to at all times.

· Take personal responsibility for own health and safety and report incidents and potential hazards as necessary.

· Respect the confidentiality of all matters learned in relation to the post, service users, other members of staff and the general public.

This job description is not exhaustive; the post holder may be required to carry out other duties as requested by the Children’s Disability Network Manager/Childrens Services Manager/Kerry Director of Services.

Please see Job Description for full list of duties

Essential Criteria:

Professional Qualifications:

i. Be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a Speech & Language Therapist by the

Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU



ii. Candidates must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office


iii. Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Speech & Language Therapist Register maintained by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued.

Annual Registration:

i. On appointment, practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Speech & Language Therapists Register maintained by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU


ii. Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to Enable Ireland

Desirable Criteria:

· One-year full time post qualification experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist.

· Post graduate Speech and Language Therapy experience of working with children with a disability in a community setting.

· Experience of working with children & young adults with disabilities and their families

· Experience of interdisciplinary team working

· Relevant post graduate training specific to disability

· Be a member of or be eligible to be a member of the Irish Society of Speech and Language Therapy.

· Good Computer Skills


As a staff member of Enable Ireland, you will have access to a wide range of benefits, including:

· Excellent training opportunities

· Generous annual leave entitlements

· Long service reward scheme

· Pay adjusted Maternity Leave

· Pay adjusted Adoptive Leave

· Pay adjusted Paternity Leave

· Wellbeing benefits

· Pension

For a full list of our benefits, please click on the Employee Benefits link below:

What now?

If you believe you would fit the role then please submit your application today.

Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland application form only. CV’s will not be accepted.

To apply please download Job Description and Person Specification for your information and complete the online application form.

For queries please contact Lorraine Hopkins by phone 066 7128220 or email

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28th June 2024.

Interview date to be confirmed.

A panel may be formed from this vacancy for any similar vacancies, which may arise during the next 12 months.

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

· 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.

· Please review the Enable Ireland’s External Data Protection Notice available at for details on how Enable Ireland processes applicant’s personal information. Please note if you are invited for interview, we will share your personal data with: 1) Any virtual service provider we use to host the interview; and 2) the interview panel (if applicable). Your information will be stored for this purpose in line with our retention policy.

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