Occupational therapist

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Publish Date: 
10/10/2018 - 01:00 to 09/11/2018 - 00:00
Contract Type: 
Permanent Part Time
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Part Time/flexible working Occupational Therapist

Adults Intellectual Disabilities


We are now recruiting for a part time Occupational Therapist position in Cork working with adults with developmental disorders and/ or intellectual disability. This position is initially 12 hours/ month with a view to increase. Flexible/ evening working appropriate.

The successful candidate will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Assess the case history of patients.
  • Devise and carry out appropriate assessments (e.g. seating, feeding, cognitive and perceptual). 
  • Support with the development of recreational activities and daily living skills
  • Advising on the use of medical aids and appliances, etc.
  • Assist individuals in becoming independent following physical and mental-health problems.
  • Work with other health professionals such as nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists, activity coordinators etc
  • Liaise with patients’ families and other relevant agencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • An inquiring and creative mind
  • Problem –solving approach


  • Experience in providing OT to individuals with developmental disorders and/ or intellectual disability.
  • Experience and  interest in sensory integration
  • Degree qualified
  • Membership of the AOTI
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience working as an OT in the public or private sector
  • CORU registration

Healthcare Direct is a National Company delivering Occupational Therapy at the highest standards to extended care and step down facilities.  Full professional clinical support and supervision and part of a dynamic wider Occupational Therapy team.