Speech and Language Therapist, LauraLynn Disability Service
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
- 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 email@example.com
For a full job description and person specification contact Linda Carroll, HR department in LauraLynn, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.