Stradavoher Retail Park,

Co. Tipperary

Tel: (0504) 24236/ (0504) 26197

40 Irishtown,

Clonmel,

Co Tipperary

Tel: (052) 6128667

DSP

Tipperary Centre for Independent Living (TCIL) Community Employment (CE) Scheme offers places to 29 participants in County Tipperary.

The CE scheme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. Participants can take up other part-time work during their place on the CE scheme. After their placement participants are encouraged to seek permanent part-time and full-time jobs elsewhere based on the experience and new skills they have gained while in the CE scheme.

The main requirement is that the applicant is in receipt of a welfare payment and has been long term unemployed.

Roles on the CE scheme include: Personal Care Assistant, Secretary and Mini Bus Driver.

Training is provided and funded.

Personal Care Assistant

The role of a personal assistant [PA] is to assist the person with a disability with activities of daily living to increase or maintain independence at home and in their own community.

Mini Bus Driver

The role of the mini bus driver is to provide a door to door transport service for adults with a disability and the older person, enabling them to attend medical appointment, social events and access the community.

Secretary

The role of the secretary is to assist the Supervisors and Sponsor with administration tasks including: maintain records and files, correspondence, DSP Training, Wages and Material Claims.

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