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Supported Employment - Podcasts Resource

Supported employment is one of the key processes a service can use to implement New Directions. Support for accessing vocational training and work opportunities is one of the twelve personal supports that should be available to an adult with disability.

In July, the OTC interviewed Marian Hennessey- Roache, an Ability@work Co-Ordinator with Cope Services in Cork. Marian talked about how she engages with an employer when trying to support an individual to access work.

The Programme Director for short courses within the OTC including the popular Certificate in Supported Employment Claire Hopkins, interviewed Marian. The outcome is 2 informative podcasts that provide great insight into the complexities of setting up employment opportunities; and the success that every successful job placement brings to agency and service users/job seekers.

Listen to the podcasts by searching for ‘OTC Podcasts’ on any podcast platforms. OTC podcasts have been published on most platforms including iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, Anchor and Podcast Addicts.

Click here for a link to the podcast on Anchor –

Contact for more information on the 12-week Supported Employment course mentioned in the podcast.

The College would like to thank Marian for her time, experience and enthusiasm in recording these podcasts.

Certificate in Supported Employment



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