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Jobseekers are required to be ‘’Job Ready’’. This is defined as having the necessary training, education, motivation, transport and ability to pursue work in the open labour market.
Unfortunately we do not always have a list of job vacancies waiting to be filled. A lot will depend on the economy and the type of work you are looking for. If you are willing to be more flexible around the type of work, hours and where you will work this will help to improve your chances of finding a job.
Our aim is to support you get a job that best suits you. We let you decide on the hours that you are looking for and have supported people into jobs ranging from 8 hours per week to 40 hours per week. Each jobseeker’s personal circumstances are different, and we can discuss with you what working arrangement is best for you.
It is not possible to say how long it will take to get a job. As much as we would like to be able to – we simply can’t promise that you will definitely get a job. However we can promise that we will do our best to help you to get a job. It is important to remember that job seeking is a partnership approach between you and your Job Coach with both of you working together to help you to progress to employment. Being flexible, available and open to opportunity will help you to find work quicker. It is also worth considering taking up temporary work experience opportunities to enhance your chances as well.
The disclosure of information can be a sensitive issue for many people with disabilities. Your Job Coach will discuss with you the best way to disclose information about your disability when applying for jobs. With your consent, we can discuss with prospective employers work options based on your abilities, and identify workable solutions to any challenges that may present.
Employers know that most employees (with or without a disability) at some point cannot attend work due to illness. It is important when you are sick and cannot attend, to follow your employer’s protocol for this.
Notify your employer well in advance of any hospital appointments. If you are regularly missing work days due to illness, your Job Coach may step in and reassess the situation with you and your employer with regard to different hours, further supports or putting the employment on hold until you become well again.
The first step is to register with your local INTREO or LES office. You will find the offices for South Dublin here. Once you meet with a case officer, ask to be referred to EmployAbility Service. They will send us your details and we will contact you. Please get in touch if you don’t hear from us within a couple of weeks and we can follow it up for you.