Vacancies / careers

This page features job opportunities within Down Syndrome Ireland and for adults with Down syndrome.


Please keep an eye out for upcoming job offers for adults with Down syndrome. 

These vacancies has been secured through Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme, which provides people with Down syndrome access to meaningful employment opportunities.
Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.


Basic Grade Speech and Language Therapist: Galway

Location: Galway

Position: Full Time

Contract Type: Initial 2 Year Contract

Reporting to:  Supervisory Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Voices for Down Syndrome Galway and the management team.


Purpose of the Post:

The Speech & Language Therapist will be part of a small Speech and Language Therapy team providing services to children, teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome in the Galway area. The post holder will be responsible for the provision of speech and language therapy services; assessment and intervention, both individually and in group therapy.


Working Relationships:

Person and family centred models are utilized in the delivery of services with the aim of maximising the client’s communication interaction skills within their daily life and community. This is a parent lead organisation, with links to National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). There is a strong working relationship with public and private dual service providers.


Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Planning and organising individual and group therapy for a caseload of people with Down Syndrome in our clinic settings (NUIG and our centres in Claregalway and Moycullen)
  • Be innovative in the use of resources to maintain and enhance service delivery standards.
  • Work in partnership with and reporting to the Supervisory Senior Speech and Language Therapist
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with families, schools and other service providers.
  • Work with therapists in training and volunteers, as required.
  • Monitor, record and report service delivery performance to the reporting committee.
  • Maintain standards of service delivery in line with policy, CORU and IASLT guidelines and relevant legislation.


For more details about this role and how to apply, please read the full job description.

The closing date for applications is Monday the 2nd of November at 5 pm




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Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is the national charity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland, supporting over 3,500 members across 25 branches nationwide. We are working to achieve an optimal quality of life for people with Down syndrome, as equally valued, independent citizens.  


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