Irish Wheelchair Association: Job Coach - South Region

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Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), a progressive independent person centred organisation providing services for people with limited mobility nationally is now seeking applications for

Job Coach - South Region

Fixed term contract until 1st July 2021

Full time - 39 hours p/w

As Ability Job coach, you will be responsible for the, delivery of Irish Wheelchair Association’s three-year national Ability project. This project aims to provide people with physical disabilities; aged 18-29, with holistic, person-centred coaching that will support each person to become an independent job-seeker, or employee, with a clearly developed career plan.
You will deliver job-seeking and work-related training to participants that will support each person to develop the relevant life skills, confidence and decision making skills needed to become independent job-seekers or employees.
A key feature of this role will be to form partnerships with local employers who can provide suitable work experience and/or paid internship opportunities in line with each individual’s person-centred plan. The Ability programme will also provide disability awareness training and access supports to employers as required.
You will work with the Ability Programme Coordinator and will be responsible for a caseload of participants in the IWA’s South region.

Successful candidate will hold a Level 7 in relevant discipline is required; Coaching or Career counselling qualification or equivalent would be a distinctive advantage. Previous experience of working within disability sector or similar services is an advantage; candidates from other sectors need to be able to demonstrate that they have relevant transferable skills. A full driving license and use of own car is also required.

Salary scale: €25-€40K (depending on experience and qualifications)

*A full copy of the all the job description is available on
To apply please submit a current CV and cover letter to
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, 22nd March 2019

IWA is an equal opportunity employer



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