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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.  


Down Syndrome Ireland Job Postings


Tutor required for Down Syndrome Ireland Work Skills Programme

This class is based in Cabinteely in Dublin and will meet for five hours on a Friday, for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The role involves: 

Assisting the teacher in delivering the curriculum to a class of young adults with a variety of different learning styles and requirements.

Computer skills are essential and experience working with people who have an intellectual disability and/or previous teaching experience is strongly desirable.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV to by close of business on 05/08/19.





Down Syndrome Ireland’s Galway branch now requires an enthusiastic experienced Speech & Language Therapist to continue delivering a longstanding Little Owls Early Intervention Communication Group.

Applications are invited for the following post;

Post: Consultant Speech & Language Therapist
Part-time, approximately 2 days per month (equivalent to 20 days per year)

Location: Galway City
Starting: January 2020
Salary: on application

Application: in writing with CV to
Closing Date: 5pm on the 26th of July, 2019

Shadowing opportunity will be provided to support the incoming Speech & Language Therapist in getting to know the role prior to commencement.

Little Owls is an interdisciplinary Early Intervention Communication group, offered to children with Down syndrome, between 12 months and 3 years of age and their parents. It was established in 2000 and has been run by a Consultant Speech & Language Therapist and Early Intervention Nurses.

Little Owls is part of the Down Syndrome Galway, Voices for Down Syndrome Galway Speech and Language Therapy Project, with exciting research links to NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Department on an ongoing basis.


Further enquiries to;

Mari Caulfield, Consultant Speech & Language Therapist at 091-796600,

Or contact Carmel Hannon, Project Coordinator, Voices for Down Syndrome Galway on 087 6448277,




Teacher required for Down Syndrome Ireland Ability Programme – Literacy & technology course


Down Syndrome Ireland is looking for a fully qualified teacher to join its Adult Education Ability Programme.

What can you do for us? You can use your enthusiasm, experience and expertise to teach adults with Down syndrome who want to continue into further education and employment.

What can we do for you? We can help you to make a difference in the lives and learning journeys of students with Down syndrome. You will gain valuable experience working in adult education and will receive specific training to deliver the Down Syndrome Ireland Ability programme.

The DSI Ability programme course content is provided during the training days in Dublin DSI head office.


Job Description       

Job Title:  Teacher, Part-time, term time only. (2-year course)

Location: DCU, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin

This is a two-day course and will run from Mondays to Tuesdays (10 – 4)

Job description:  To deliver Down Syndrome Ireland’s adult education Ability programme – Literacy & technology. The role involves administering assessments and maintaining student records. It also includes planning and preparing topic-based lessons and modules to ensure all students learn at their own level and work to their strengths.

Training and course material provided.


Skills and Attributes:


Fully Qualified teacher.

Member of the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Proficient I.T. skills



Knowledge and understanding of issues associated with Down syndrome.

Experience in working with people with intellectual disabilities and their families.


Closing date: July 20th 

Application letter and CV to


We have some exciting job offers available for adults with Down syndrome in 2019!

Unfortunately, we have no postings for Adults with Down syndrome at this time.