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There are three forms for completion needed to apply for any vacancy with Cope Foundation. You can download each form as a PDF.

Click here for Application Form – please specify which position you are applying for on this form.
Click here for Vetting Form
Click here for Safeguard for Employment

All three forms should be returned, before the closing date for applications, to:
H.R. Division, Cope Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork

Or you can ask for a form by sending an e-mail to:
recruit@cope-foundation.ie
or by telephoning
00353 21 4507131.

Recruitment and Jobs


Staff Nurses

Cope Foundation is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic staff nurses to support people with intellectual disability and/or autism across Cork city and county.  A full clean driving licence is essential.

Applicants should possess a relevant third level qualification in Nursing, be on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and possess a valid work visa to work in Ireland.  Very good interpersonal skills and the flexibility to meet the changing needs of the people Cope Foundation supports are essential requirements.  Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism is an advantage.

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.   Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 26th May 2017.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application. The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.


An Cuan is a regional support service for people with mild/moderate intellectual disability that present with behaviours that challenge.  This service assists individuals and their circle of support to enhance their quality of life through the implementation of an effective person centred plan, positive behaviour support plan, and through the provision of interdisciplinary recommendations.  As part of this process, we provide training and education on a variety of related topics to staff and families in order to ensure that the person is supported as effectively as possible.  We wish to ensure that wherever possible, that the person remain within their own communities supported in the most effective manner possible.

An Cuan consists of both a Regional Outreach Support Service (ACROSS), where the majority of our work takes place and a Short Term Residential Service (SRS), where temporary intensive supports are provided to an individual before they return to their own community.                                                                  

We are looking to fill the following position:

Senior Occupational Therapist

Applicants must possess the following:

 ·       A Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent professional qualification and at least three years post qualification experience.  Candidates must be registered with CORU at time of application.

 ·       Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment/ team

 ·       Understanding of the needs of adults with intellectual disability and/or autism

 ·       Understanding of Risk Assessment

 ·       Understanding of Person centred planning

 ·       Understanding of Positive behavioural support assessment, implementation and evaluation procedures

 ·       Good communication and interpersonal skills

 ·       Ability to collaborate with others

 ·       Initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm

 ·       Computer literate

 ·       A full driving licence and own transport. 

Experience of working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism and challenging behavior and a qualification in Behaviour Therapy/Applied Behaviour Analysis/Positive Behavioural Support/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy would be an advantage.   Informal enquiries may be made to Joe McDonald, Regional Coordinator, An Cuan Ext: 3607

 Application forms may be obtained by e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.   Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 26th May 2017.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.


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