"I was a service user of Employability North Dublin for a while and I was treated with courtesy and respect at all times by all the staff. I was given many mock interviews by my job coach who gave me lots of pointers on how to go about answering questions at interview. I managed to find a job in January 2016 with their help. EmployAbility gave me the confidence to go out and apply to places in my local area. I would not be where I am without their help."
"I have used the Employability on two separate occasions. This being because on each occasion I have got a job. I am now working for a company called Food & Catering Supplies company and I am doing well. I am very grateful for EmployAbility and for my job coach. If it wasn’t for her I would not be working right now. I would recommend Employ Ability to anyone who is struggling with finding a job."
Services for Jobseekers
- Professional guidance in career planning
- Identification of skills
- Job Search support and advice
- Access to job vacancies
- Support with the job application process
- Matching skills with employers needs
- Work experience placements
- Employers sourced
- Assistance with integrating into the workplace
The Benefits to me
- We provide a free professional and confidential service to support you in reaching your employment goals.
- Job search for you in an organised way which will suit your particular needs.
- We can help you develop your job seeking skills e.g. CV/interview preparation.
- We may be able to access employment opportunities that may not be advertised.
- We can access grants and supports on your behalf.
- We can help you cope with problems that may arise in the workplace.
- If you are a person with a hidden disability we can provide discreet background support where you can make your own approaches to employers.
- Job satisfaction can improve your sense of well-being and work can allow for greater social interaction.
Will I get a Job?
While we make every effort to help you find suitable employment we cannot guarantee that this will happen. Finding employment depends on various factors such as:
- The amount of available jobs
- You being actively involved through the stages
- Your skills and abilities
- The needs of employers
- The hours of work you are willing to do
- Willingness to travel
We provide support to each job seeker to find a job which matches their previous work experience / skills / training. Together, the job seeker and the job coach will job source to find a suitable job.
How to link in?
You must apply directly through your Intreo Office or Local Employment office.
You can call in during office hours to make an appointment. You will meet with a case officer will fill in the referral form for EmployAbility.
JobSeekers - Work & Welfare Payments (How will work effect my payments.)
This depends on a number of factors:
- What social welfare entitlements you are receiving, disability payments and secondary benefits.
- The amount earned and the number of hours that you will be working.
For further information contact your DSP Case Officer or refer to www.citizensinformationboard.ie or call your local Citizens Information Centre.
Employment Support Grants
Workplace Equipment/Adaption Grant (WEAG)
Provides funding for a person with a disability who is starting or already in employment to make their workplace more accessible or equipment easier to use.
Job Interview - Interpreter Grant (JIIG)
Grant for an interpreter to accompany a person with a speech or hearing impairment to a job interview.
Personal Reader Grant (PRG)
Provides funding to employ a personal reader to assist someone who is blind or visually impaired in their work.
Employee Retention Grant Scheme (ERGS)
Aims to help employers retain employees who become disabled through sickness or injury.
Other services available to support the employment of people with disabilities:
Wage Subsidy Scheme
Financial assistance to employers to encourage them to employ people with disabilities.
Disability Awareness Training for Employers
Grants to employers to assist with the cost of disability awareness training.
Back to Work Enterprise Allowance
People on certain disability payments may qualify for the Department of Social & Family Affairs Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.
Access to support services as required to maintain employment