Getting Work and Working

Find out here about getting work and working, support schemes, grants, mentored work placements and your work-related rights and entitlements.



Background information

Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People With Disabilities 2015-2024.

Government’s current Employment Strategy for People With Disabilities. 

 

Useful websites

Citizens Information website

Information on working with a disability, including Employment Rights; Looking for Work, Options at Work; Support Schemes; Training Opportunities; Disability Payments and grants.

 

Welfare.ie website

Information on workplace supports and entitlements.

 

Jobs Ireland website

DSP online recruitment website: connects you with employers; automatic job-matching and notification; advice on CVs and interviews.

 

Careers Portal website

Create your own career profile, discover your career interests and personality, and get your interests matched to careers and courses. Info on career profiles and sectors and apprenticeships. 

 

Skills Summary website

Skills Summary is an easy to use online tool for young people that measures the skills you gain by participating in non-formal education – such as volunteering, youth work and other out-of-school opportunities – so you can communicate the value of these essential skills to future employers.

 

Towards Work website

Central point for people with disabilities in Ireland to access resources and support in your journey towards employment or entrepreneurship.

 

Grad Ireland website

Info on graduate job opportunities and events, and careers advice.

 

AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

Looking for Work page for graduates. Sections include: I’ve graduated: what next? WAM mentored work placement programme; Job seeking tips. Disclosure; Grants; Work-related Legislation.

 

Irish Wheelchair Association Ability Programme

Three-year long employability and job-seeking skills programme for people with a physical disability aged 18–29.

 

publicjobs.ie website

Information on how the Civil and Public Service promotes and supports the development and employment of people with disabilities and promotes diversity and inclusion.

 

Ready for Work EmployAbility Service

Business in the Community Ireland runs Ready for Work, an EmployAbility Service that provides career guidance, work experience and support to people with disabilities and health challenges.

 

Specialisterne

Specialist consultancy that recruits and supports talented people with Autism and Aspergers, and similar challenges.

 

Open Doors Initiative

Provide pathways to work through training, education and employment for people with disabilities and other groups.

 

WALK Ireland

Employment support programmes for people with a disability / disabled people

 

Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission

Information on your rights in the workplace.

 

Local contacts

 

Intreo Centre Bray

Civic Offices, Main Street, Bray, County Wicklow, A98 X6N3 

Tel: (01) 211 7900 (national number)

Email: brayqueries@welfare.ie 

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) service, providing employment services and information on the full range of income supports provided by DEASP.

Opening hours: Mon & Tues 9:15-17:00, Wed: 9:15-15:00, Thurs & Fri: 9:15-17:00, closed for lunch each day between 12:30 and 14:00

 

EmployAbility Wicklow

The Mill Building, The Maltings, Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 01 211 6474. email: info@employabilitywicklow.ie

Free employment information and supports, such as job coaching, for jobseekers aged over 18 who have a disability. Information and supports for employers on employing people with disabilities. 

 

Bray Area Partnership IMPACT Initiative

Unit 42, Southern Cross Business Park, Boghall Road, Ballymorris, Bray

Tel: (01) 963 3342  Email: orlabutler@brayareapartnership.ie 

Supports for people with disabilities aged 18 and over, living in Bray and North Wicklow, to upskill, get employment, progress in your career or become self-employed.

 

Bray Area Partnership

1st Floor, Boulevard Centre, Quinsborough Road, Bray

Tel: (01) 286 8266  Email: info@brayareapartnership.ie

Training for work; local employment service (see listing below); supports to become self-employed; well-being supports; Tús community work placements; family supports; free home insulation scheme. 

 

Bray Area Partnership Local Employment Service

86 Main Street, Bray

Tel: (01) 276 5592  Email: info@braylesn.ie

Local employment service: support to explore your employment options, identify education and training, search for and apply for jobs, cv preparation and interview skills.

 

Bray Community Enterprise

1st Floor, Boulevard Centre, Quinsborough Road, Bray

Tel: (01) 205 0111  Email: info@braycommunityenterprise.ie

Free support and training to help you become self-employed / set up your own business and sign onto the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.

 

Wicklow Local Enterprise Office

Tel: 0404 30800  Email: enterprise@leo.wicklowcoco.ie

Supports and training to help you become self-employed / set up your own business.

 

KWETB Bray Adult Guidance Service

1 Brennan’s Parade, Bray.

Tel: 01 276 4638  Email: guidancebray@kwetb.ie 

Website: www.kwetb.ie

Free professional adult guidance, counselling, information and support to unemployed people who wish to return to learning, education or work. 

 

Just Ask: a Handbook for Employers and Employees

A handbook from EVE that describes supports that can be provided for employees with mental health difficulties. www.eve.ie 


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