061 334023 | info@downsyndromelimerick.ie
061 334023 | info@downsyndromelimerick.ie

Vacancy – Speech and Language Therapist

The Limerick branch of Down Syndrome Ireland requires a Speech and Language Therapist to join their expanding team of professionals.

The successful candidate will hold a caseload and will be responsible for the co-ordination and some delivery of the Speech & Language Therapy service, alongside a team of Senior Speech & Language Therapists, for the Limerick branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.

A mixture of direct and indirect therapy will be required. The successful candidate will gain experience working with all age groups, from birth to adulthood. Linking in with pre-schools, schools and adult training centres will be essential.

Our talented and passionate therapists provide a wide range of support including:

  • Attention and Listening Skills
  • Introducing and using AAC systems including manual sign (Lamh), paper based and high tech approaches
  • Speech sound approaches- articulation, phonological, motor speech, prosody and rate
  • Language work approaches – vocabulary, grammar, sentence building, narrative, questions, social language and literacy
  • Fluency work / Stuttering

This is a great opportunity for a recently qualified SLT to join a nationwide team and develop their career and progress as a therapist with the support of an experienced therapists who can provide peer supervision, training and support.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with service users, families, carers and other professionals in goal setting and intervention planning in an efficient and timely manner whilst ensuring a holistic approach.
  • Be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention programmes for service users
  • Deliver a range of therapeutic models appropriate to the client population.
  • Generate and manage documentation in respect of assessments, diagnoses, intervention plans, and clinical notes
  • Being innovative in the use of resources to maintain and enhance service delivery standards.
  • Working collaboratively and in partnership with families, schools and other service providers.
  • Maintaining standards of service delivery in line with policy, CORU guidelines and relevant legislation.

 

Qualifications & Experience:
Essential:

  • Recognised qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Current CORU registration
  • Current IASLT membership
  • A minimum of one years’ experience working as a Speech & Language Therapist

Desirable:

  • Experience of assessment and therapy for children and adults with Down syndrome and/or people with autism spectrum disorder is an advantage
  • Experience of Lámh and other Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Telehealth
  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk and More than Words
  • DIR Floortime
  • Own transport and full clean driving licence.

 

Hours of work & location:
This is a fulltime position working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Saturday, with flexibility required for evening work and Saturday hours. Our branch location is Castletroy business centre and a satellite service in Newcastlewest.

 

Salary & Benefits:
€40,325
25 days annual leave
Additional paid sick leave
Employee Assistance Programme
Onsite parking
Career development & opportunities

 

To apply, please email your CV to Lauren, People Transformation Specialist at laurenkeating@downsyndrome.ie.