I am delighted to be part of the EmployAbility service in supported employment.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Community Development from the University of Ulster. I have over 25 years’ experience in working in the community and voluntary sector supporting disadvantaged communities and vulnerable people to achieve their goals. During this time, I have successfully supported individuals into Employment, Self-Employment, Education and Training initiatives. I have a passion for supporting those most disadvantaged and at risk in our society including families, people with varying level of abilities, young people and those most isolated in our communities.
I am a director on a number of community and not for profit organisations.
I have a keen interest in outdoor pursuits, walking, going on adventures and finding hidden gems and scenic routes in our beautiful countryside.
My name is Joy Hone and I work as an Administrator with Employment Response North West since 2005. Prior to this my background was in Finance and Administration and have been very fortunate to have more than 20 years’ experience in this area.
My name is Ciara White Assistant Coordinator with EmployAbility Northwest, covering Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal. We currently have a team of 10 Job Coaches and our service is continuing to expand and grow.
I am passionate about promoting our service and appreciate having the opportunity to advocate, empower and encourage a person-centred approach on behalf of our clients.
Part of my duties is the induction and continued mentoring of Job Coaches, providing support and guidance on a one-to-one basis and in a group setting.
I was previously employed for 10 years as a Job Coach with EmployAbility Northwest and as an Employment Team Leader in Northern Ireland for an organisation called Mencap.
An interesting fact about me is I took part in the RTE programme Nationwide to promote our clients and service.
Hi. My name is Dympna Gray and I work as a Job Coach for EmployAbility Northwest. My office is located in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim and I cover the South Leitrim area. I have been working for the Supported Employment service since 2001. This has been a very rewarding career working with people with disabilities and employers in Leitrim. My hobby at home to relax is Oil Painting and I have derived great enjoyment from this and also spending time with family and my beautiful little granddaughter, Elodie.
Hi, my name is Lenka and I work as a Job Coach in the Sligo Office. I've joined the EmployAbility team in February 2021. I have a degree in Social Care and years of experience in direct care services for people with disabilities. I really enjoy seeing people discovering and living up to their own potential and I'm grateful for being part of their journey to paid work. In my spare time I love music and dancing Salsa. Currently on Maternity leave.
My name is Sarah McGeever and I joined EmployAbility North West as a Job Coach in March 2022. I am based in the Sligo Office. I graduated with a degree in Social Psychology. My background is working in disability services, and I have also volunteered in various roles in mental health services and the humanitarian sector. I love working with people to discover their unique interests and aptitudes and supporting them to reach their potential. I believe that a positive work life is hugely beneficial to overall quality of life, and I am delighted to be working in a team that is dedicated to making the right employment match.
Hi, my name is Anne and I work as a Job Coach in the Sligo Office. I joined the EmployAbility team in June 2022. I graduated with a degree in Social Anthropology and later went on to complete a masters in Adult Guidance Counselling. I have a background working in the world of business, youth and community work and the humanitarian sector. Working as a guidance counsellor for the last 10 years I have experience supporting people with different abilities transition into employment, training and further education. My aim is to make that journey a positive experience for everyone involved, to break down barriers, identify opportunities and help navigate obstacles that may occur along the way. In my spare time I enjoy music, art and the outdoors
My name is Michael Mc Cole. I am a Job Coach/Employment Specialist with Employment Response North West for over 8 years.Prior to that I worked for 20 years in Letterkenny University Hospital in various senior Managerial roles. I also worked 10 years as Administrator of Donegal Mental Health Services. I now love spending quality time with my Grandchildren at every opportunity.
My Name is Iarla McGowan. I have been working as a Job Coach for EmployAbility Northwest for 6 years. I feel very fortunate to be in a working environment where I get to meet many inspirational people on a daily basis. I have studied Marketing, Drama and History at University, and I have a keen interest in Theatre.
My Name is Marie Murphy and I work as a Job Coach for EmployAbility North West I am based in our Inishowen office Buncrana.
I have over 20 years’ experience of supporting and guiding individuals into work.
I am passionate about making a difference, being organised, and getting jobs done. It is important to me to help and support individuals to take on new challenges and explore new ways.
Another aspect of the job I really enjoy is talking and listening to local employers, finding out what they require for their business and finding a good Job Match.
I have studied Community Development, Human Resources, Employment Law and Social Studies.
I am a Big Leinster Rugby supporter and not forgetting Dublin GAA.
My name is Ann and I am the receptionist at the Sligo branch of EmployAbility NW. I have worked as a Healthcare Support worker for over 20 years before I joined the team earlier this year. I find it rewarding to see people find employment in an area they enjoy as it promotes their independence, social life and gives a feeling of being part of the community. People with disability have many talents and are an asset to any organisation and with support from the team they will take their place as a valued member of staff. In my spare time I like to travel and enjoy the cinema and trying new hobbies with friends just for fun.