Physiotherapist - Basic Grade

Physiotherapist - Basic Grade (Location: Galway)

Job Type Contract

Ability West provides a wide range of high-quality community-based services for people with an intellectual disability throughout Galway City and County.  Services provided include day, residential, short breaks/ respite, supported self-directed living (SSDL) programmes, community support, rehabilitative training and multi-disciplinary supports.  The ethos of service provision is underpinned by our Mission, Core Values, Strategic Plan, and Vision which is to enable people we support to realise their goals and ambitions.


We are recruiting for the following post:

Physiotherapist - Basic Grade (Ref E82/22), Blackrock House, Salthill, Galway

1 year Fixed -Term Contract, 35 hours per week


Physiotherapist - Merged Scale - 16-point scale €34,969 - €53,279


The role is based in Salthill but includes travel within Galway City and County


The Role: The Physiotherapist will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide a service to adults availing of Ability West services. The purpose of the role is the provision of a physiotherapy service using ‘person centred’ principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in line with Ability West’s ethos, vision, policies and to interact as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Lead by example, in the provision of high standard of assessment and treatment of service users with intellectual disabilities and in management of clinical caseload.
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate service users’ ‘Quality Initiative Stats’ records and ensure timely communication with the referrer is upheld.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the relevant medical, allied health professionals and nursing personnel in relation to the treatment of service users and the provision of physiotherapy services. Attend clinics, multidisciplinary forum and staff meetings where required.


Essential Criteria:

  • A B.SC (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy or relevant qualification.
  • Registration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) & CORU.
  • Previous experience working with people with an intellectual disability or a similar filed.
  • Full current driving license with access to your own vehicle (mileage will be paid at the appropriate rate)


Staff Benefits:

  • Pension Scheme 7% Employer Contribution.
  • Life Assurance 3 times gross annual salary.
  • Annual Leave 27 days.
  • Concession leave Good Friday.
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Training and Development.
  • Career Breaks, Flexible Working Arrangements and Time in Lieu arrangements.



For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Mr. Renjith Joseph, Physiotherapy Manager, on 091 540914. 


Application forms and Job descriptions are available to download on our internet site or contact HR on 091 540900.  Completed applications should be forwarded to the Human Resources Directorate, Ability West, Blackrock House, Salthill, Galway H91 R254 or by 18th September 2022


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Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level B.SC (Hons) Degree In Physiotherapy Or Relevant Qualification
Salary Physiotherapist - Merged Scale - 16-point Scale €34,969 - €53,279
Apply Before 18 Sep 2022
Location Galway
Country Ireland
County Galway
Contact Name Mr. Renjith Joseph, Physiotherapy Manager
Contact Email
Contact Phone 091 540914

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