Senior Physiotherapist

Senior Physiotherapist (Location: Newcastle West, Co. Limerick)









    Applications Are Invited For The Following Position That May Become Available In The Coming Weeks:










    Senior Physiotherapist Required To Join A Dynamic Interdisciplinary School Age Team For children With Disabilities.




    • Hold A Relevant Qualification In Physiotherapy
    • Be Registered With The Irish Society Of Chartered Physiotherapists
    • 3 Years Post Qualification Experience In The Disability Sector.
    • Experience Of Working With Children With Disabilities
    • Possess A Full Clean Drivers License And Access To Your Own Car
    • Capable Of Working Individually And As Part Of A Multi-disciplinary Team
    • Enthusiastic, Self-motivated And Keen To Develop Professional Skills
    • Good Communication (oral And Written) And Interpersonal Skills  Please Apply On Careers Page Via The Following Link: Date For Receipt Of Completed Application Forms Is 5 P.m. Thursday 17th September 2020
    • Short Listing Of Applications May ApplyPanels May Be Formed As A Result Of The Interview Process. Candidates Who Are Placed On A Panel Will Be Considered For Subsequent Vacancies, For A Period Of Up To One Year, For This Grade.   These Vacancies Could Be For Part Time, Relief Hours, Fixed Term Or Temporary Positions.
    • The Brothers Of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region, Is An Equal Opportunities
    • Canvassing Will Disqualify
    • Informal Enquires To Nicola Mc Mahon, Clinical Disability Network Manager (069) 61919 Ext. 205















    Job Title:                 Senior Physiotherapist


    Job Location:         Newcastle West, Co. Limerick


    Reporting To:          Children’s Disability Network Manager





    Candidates Must, On The Latest Date For Receiving Completed Application Forms For The Office:


    • possess The BSc (Hons) Degree In Physiotherapy From The University Of Dublin.



    • possess The Bachelor In Physiotherapy (Hons) Degree From The National University Of Ireland.



    • possess The Diploma In Physiotherapy Of The University Of Dublin Or The National University Of Ireland.



    • possess A Qualification In Physiotherapy Equivalent To 2.1, 2.2 And 2.3 Above Which Has Been Validated By NVP Northern Area Health Board, Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co Dublin. Tel: 01 8908702. Fax: 01 8131873 At The Closing Date For This Competition.



    The Senior Chartered Physiotherapist Will Have A Proven Record Of Clinical And Academic Achievement And A Minimum Of Three Years Post Qualification Experience Working In The Area Of Childhood Disability.


    The Senior Chartered Physiotherapist Must Be CORU Registered Or Evidence Having Commenced CORU Registration Process.



    Key Relationships


    Within The Organisation:


    • Other Members Of The Multidisciplinary Children’s Services Team
    • Other Relevant Professional Staff.


    Outside The Organisation:


    • Children With Developmental Delay And Their Families/carers
    • Referral Agencies
    • Educational Agencies
    • Other Statutory And Community Bodies

    Job Purpose


    To Provide A High Quality Physiotherapy Service To Children And Their Families Referred To The West Limerick Children’s Services.




    The Post Holder Will Be Responsible For The Provision Of A Physiotherapy Service To Children With Developmental Delay. The Service Will Be Delivered In A Multidisciplinary Framework Working With The West Limerick Children’s Services Team As Appropriate. In Addition The Post Holder Will Participate In Clinical Education, Training And Supervision Of Basic Grade And Student Physiotherapists And Physiotherapy Assistants As Appropriate.





    • Day To Day Participation Of The Multidisciplinary Service To Children With Developmental Delay.


    • Responsibility For Ensuring The Delivery Of An Effective And Efficient Children’s Service Through:


    • Establishment Of Profession Specific Quality Standards And Outcome Measures And Participation In Setting And Monitoring Multidisciplinary Standards For Assessment And Intervention


    • Regular Monitoring And Review Of The Service Including Clinical Audit


    • Staff Development


    • To Take A Role In Policy Making And Planning Within The Children’s Services Team.


    • Advising The Management Of The Children’s Services And The Physiotherapy Service Of Future Service Requirements/developments And Participation In The Service Planning Process.


    • To Provide Professional Representation In Establishing The Highest Standards Of Collaborative Practice With Colleagues Within West Limerick Children’s Services Team.


    • To Promote Paediatric Physiotherapy And Establish Working Practices.


    • To Establish And Maintain Good Working Relationships With Colleagues Within Education And Community Services.


    • Participation In Regular Team Meetings Of West Limerick Children’s Services Team.


    • Organisation And Participation In Teaching/training Activities For Colleagues Within Physiotherapy, Students And Other Disciplines.


    • Responsibility For The Development And Maintenance Of Appropriate Resources For Other Colleagues And Parents, Ie, Information, Training, Literature And Equipment, Etc.






    • Day To Day Management Of Individual Caseload Including Assessment And Intervention.


    • Participation In Joint Assessment Where Appropriate With Colleagues From The Early Intervention Team.


    • Planning And Delivery Interventions Both Individually And Interdisciplinary.


    • Work In Partnership With Parents/carers Of The Children Receiving Services.


    • Maintaining Correct Up To Date Legally Viable Child/family Records.


    • Attendance At/reporting To Case Conferences Review Meetings, Placement Meetings, Etc., As Appropriate.


    • Establishment And Development Of Liaison With Appropriate Organisations, Voluntary Agencies Etc.


    • Development Of And Participation In Training Programmes For Colleagues In Physiotherapy And Other Disciplines And Carers/families.


    • Maintain Awareness Of Professional Literature, Current Developments In Paediatric Physiotherapy Through Self-education, Training And Professional Development.


    • Maintenance Of All Service Policies And Procedures Including The Collection Of Statistics In Accordance With Service Requirements.




    Conform To The Policies And Standards Of West Limerick Children’s Services And Brothers Of Charity Services.


    You Are Required To Establish And Maintain Relationships With The Individuals Who Use Our Services That Are Based On Respect And Equality And That Promote Their Independence.


    The Above Duties And Responsibilities Are A Reflection Of The Present Service Requirements And May Be Subject To Amendment To Meet The Changing Needs Of The Service.




    Status:                         Permanent Full Time Contract


    Hours:                          37 Hours Per Week


    Salary Scale:                €53,074 - €62,493.


    Responsible To:            Children’s Services Manager


    Probation:                    A Probationary Period Of 9 Months Applies To This Employment

Education Level Hold A Relevant Qualificaiton In Physiotherapy - 3 Years Post Qualificaiton Experience In The Disability Sector
Salary €53,074 - €62,493
Apply Before 17 Sep 2020
Location Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Country Ireland
Contact Name Deirdre McCarthy
Contact Email
Contact Phone 0872965880