Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids

Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids

Join Our Team as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids!

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families? Sensational Kids, an esteemed social enterprise in Ireland, is seeking dedicated Paediatric Occupational Therapists to join our exceptional team and vibrant community across our Child Development Centres.


  • Kildare Town, Kildare
  • Claremorris, Mayo
  • Clones, Monaghan
  • Clonakilty, West Cork


About Sensational Kids:

Sensational Kids is an acclaimed social enterprise committed to enriching the lives of children and families. As Ireland’s leading non-profit clinic for children with neurodevelopmental needs, we operate Child Development Centres in key locations including Kildare, Mayo, Monaghan, and West Cork. Our centres provide a comprehensive range of therapeutic services catering to children of diverse abilities.


Occupational Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Deliver family-centred therapy, conducting occupational therapy assessments and interventions for children and adolescents through personalised and group sessions, primarily within clinic settings and occasionally in the community.
  • Provide teletherapy services to children and families when appropriate.
  • Collaborate effectively within the Occupational Therapy and Multidisciplinary teams to plan, deliver, and enhance professional services.
  • Support and advise colleagues within the clinical team to ensure optimal service delivery.
  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences, and other service-related gatherings.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential documentation utilising computerised clinical records systems.
  • Assist in organising parent/teacher training sessions and provide guidance.
  • Ensure the upkeep and safety of therapy rooms and equipment.
  • Engage in continuous professional development activities and contribute to CPD opportunities.
  • Contribute to service development and occasional training workshops for parents and educators.
  • Support promotional activities for service enhancement and media communications.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties associated with the role of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
  • Report directly to the Therapy Team Lead and Clinical Services Manager.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy, validated for practice in Ireland.
  • Ideally, a minimum of 1+ years of post-qualification experience in paediatric occupational therapy, including working with children with additional needs such as neurodiverse conditions, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, and Down syndrome.
  • Accredited membership with the AOTI and CORU Registration are essential.
  • Garda Vetting clearance and satisfactory references are required.
  • Access to own car for travel purposes, including school visits.
  • Demonstrated passion for paediatric occupational therapy with a commitment to ongoing learning and development.



  • Full-time positions entail a 35-hour workweek with flexible scheduling options.
  • Part-time positions are also available.


Term of Employment:

Both full-time and part-time roles are permanent.


Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive permanent salary.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Investment in Annual CPD.
  • Comprehensive Health Cash Plan covering a wide range of healthcare costs.
  • Additional benefits including Birthday Bonus Day Off, Employee Link Day, and Employee Assistance Program.


Professional & Personal Development:

  • Access to personal and group CPD budgets, peer mentoring, and reflective supervision.
  • Support from experienced Clinical Services Manager and clinical governance committee.
  • Company-sponsored wellbeing events, training workshops, and initiatives.



  • Work in state-of-the-art sensory motor gyms and individual therapy rooms equipped with the latest tools and resources.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with team members across all centres through messaging software.


Annual Leave:

Competitive annual leave package.


Systems & Operations:

Efficient systems and operational procedures supported by dedicated administrative staff, allowing therapists to focus on delivering high-quality care.


Faster Work Permit Processing:

We welcome applications from international occupational therapists and offer Trusted Partnership Status for Employment Permit applications.


How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team? Submit your CV and letter of application to Dana Katz Murphy, Clinical Services Manager, specifying your preferred location.



Sensational Kids is an equal opportunities employer.


Join us in making a difference in the lives of children and families – apply today!