Senior Grade Occupational Therapist

Dublin and Kildare
11 September 2020
01 October 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time


The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs (SEN) arising from disabilities. The Council was first established in December 2003.  

The NCSE is an independent civil service body under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills (DES). The Headquarters of the NCSE is located in Trim, Co. Meath and it has 30 local offices throughout the State. 

The Demonstration Project on In-school and Early Years Therapy Support involves the delivery of a multi-tiered model of Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy support to up to 75 schools -  mainstream primary, post-primary and special schools and 75 Early Learning and Care (ELCs) settings - across two NCSE Regional Teams in Leinster. The project was established in 2018 by the Department of Education and Skills, The Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to promote inclusion by informing the development of a sustainable model of OT and SLT support in education.

The NCSE currently has the following vacancy:

Senior Grade Occupational Therapist

Candidates must on or before the closing date of 1st October 2020:

  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapist Registration Board at CORU;
  • Have 3 years full time (or an aggregate of 3 years full time) post qualification clinical experience;
  • Have post graduate experience working with early years and/or school-aged children with occupational therapy needs in an educational context

Closing Date: 3pm, Thursday 1st October 2020

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We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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