Speech and Language Therapist, LauraLynn Disability Service

9 May

Reporting To: Director of Nursing

Hours of Work: Part-Time, 8 hours (2 sessions) per week, 0.22 WTE

Contract Type: Temporary – 1 Year FTC

Salary: Full Time Salary Range €35,672 to €52,059 per annum gross, dependant on experience, to be prorated for part-time hours, *in line with April 1st 2019 Health Sector Consolidated Pay Scales

To provide a Speech and Language Therapy Service, as part of the Multi-disciplinary Team, to adults and children resident in the Disability Service presenting with communication difficulties and / or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties as appropriate.


Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Possess either;
    • Sc. Clinical Speech and Language Studies from the University of Dublin,
    • Sc. in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) from the University of Limerick,
    • Sc. Speech and Language Therapy from the National University of Ireland, Galway,
    • Sc. Speech and Language Therapy from University College Cork, or
  • An equivalent qualification approved for registration with CORU
  • Have experience in the management of dysphagia
  • Experience in the management and treatment of individuals with severe/profound disabilities
  • Demonstrate sufficient clinical knowledge and knowledge of evidence based practice to carry out duties and responsibilities of the role
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner and the ability to manage self in a busy working environment
  • Display effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate with families, carers, schools etc.
  • Demonstrate effective team skills including the ability to work as member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate flexibility and openness to change
  • Display awareness and appreciation of the individual and the ability to empathise with and treat people with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to demonstrate selection of appropriate assessment tools and the ability to adapt assessment / therapy programmes as the individual’s needs change
  • Demonstrate an awareness of co-existing disorders that warrant onward referral and /or liaison with other professionals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the potential need for differential diagnosis in feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing disorders (FEDS)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of treatment models applicable to each presenting individual
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop appropriate goals in accordance with developmental levels of the individual
  • Demonstrate an ability to adapt and apply appropriate clinical skills in working with the designated case load
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the advocacy role with individuals who present with communication difficulties
  • Demonstrate an awareness of pharmacology and its effects on speech, language, communication and swallowing
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of different modalities of Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), as it applies to the post


Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of HIQA standards and regulations for residential services for people with disabilities.
  • Experience of working with children and adults with profound disabilities.


How to Apply

Send your CV and application letter to hr@lauralynn.ie

For a full job description and person specification contact Linda Carroll, HR department in LauraLynn, E: hr@lauralynn.ie

Informal esquires  please contact Anne-Marie Carroll, Director of Nursing on 01 2893151 or E: ACarroll@lauralynn.ie


Closing date for applications 12 noon, Wednesday 22nd May 2019.


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