Occupational Therapist Services

Purpose of Position: To provide Occupational Therapy Support and pastoral support to students with a disability or specific learning difficulty in the National College of Ireland. To contribute to reports, meetings and actions to develop policies and procedures aimed at enhancing learning experiences and overall wellbeing of students with specific needs within NCI.

Reporting to:

Director of Learning and Teaching and Education Programmes/Disability Officer

Key Relationships:

  • Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Disability & Inclusion Officer 
  • Learning and Teaching Team
  • Registrar
  • Library Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Exams Team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage own Occupational Therapy caseload in accordance with the needs and requirements of the service. 
  • Undertake needs assessments for students with disabilities studying in NCI. To produce student Educational Needs Assessment (ENA) reports, including appropriate recommendations for relevant supports, in accordance with the LDS support processes and disseminate ENA reports via CRM system.  
  • Work with individual students to identify appropriate study and support strategies to enable them to participate in their course/placement activities including, where appropriate, Educational Support Worker assistance.  
  • Ensure all students eligible for funded supports via ESF fund for students with disabilities and other sources are applied for when additional disability supports are required. 
  • Connect the student to appropriate supports and resources within NCI environments including School/course, Student Services etc.   
  • Update the CRM system after each intervention with all students. 
  • Attend staff meetings and case management meetings. 

Candidate Profile

Key Attributes:

Essential Criteria:
  • A recognised validated qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with CORU
  • Ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students is essential.
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent MS Office skills – particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint

CORU Registration (Regulating Health & Social Care Professionals) Registration is mandatory for all practicing occupational therapists in Ireland.  If you have an application for registration with CORU currently being processed, please inform us of this, along with your application.

Desirable Criteria 
  • MSc in Occupational Therapy 
  • Experience working with people who experience Mental Health difficulties and/or Autism a distinct advantage. 
  • Experience of working with students with disabilities or specific learning difficulties is a distinct advantage. 

Terms and Conditions of position:

Contract Type: Sessional Services (contract for Service Agreement)

Rate per day: €300 + vat 

Service: 3 day week 

Application Process: 

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF FORMAT ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI0875 to: recruitment-dohanlon@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, Wednesday 29th July 2020

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.


The functions and responsibilities assigned to this position are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of NCI 

Equality and Diversity

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

The importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:  

That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.  

That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.   

Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.   

Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College.  

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post. Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended   

Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.


HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

Sharing of your data

Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. 

All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.


Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.   Objection / Withdraw  Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer: 

NCI  Information Governance and Data Protection Officer,
National College of Ireland,
Mayor Street,
Dublin 1 

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority:

Data Protection Commission,
21 Fitzwilliam Square South,
Dublin 2,
D02 RD28   

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800