Job Shadow Day for disability services

Job Shadow Day for disability services


“We started off in 2008 and it has gone from strength to strength in our organisation. Last year in 2014, we had approximately 85 placements. It was an absolute fantastic success.”

– Ann Corr, employment facilitator, SOS Kilkenny Ltd.


Job Shadow Day, supported by Irishjobs.ie, is a fun and rewarding day of awareness for disability services.

Many services across Ireland take part every year.

Simply register your interest in getting involved and we will help you take the next steps.

Job Shadow Day sees hundreds of people with disabilities ‘shadow’ workers across Ireland for one day as they go about their normal working routine.

Job Shadow participants outside Dublin City Council offices - 2013

Job Shadow participants outside Dublin City Council offices – 2013

 “Employers were very positive and very excited to get involved. Because of the support we got from the IASE, we were very confident in selling this idea to them.”

Ber Rowan, employment facilitator, Kare Kildare.

The day supports clients to learn more about their career interests and the skills needed to succeed at works while also promoting equal employment opportunities to Irish businesses.

Why take part?

  • Help the IASE to promote inclusion in Irish workplaces for people with disabilities
  • Learn more about your clients’/service users’ interests, skills and strengths
  • Networks and meet local employers
  • Promote your service locally. Many services who take part are featured in their local newspapers.
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Be part of a vibrant national project
  • Learn more about employers’ expectations and requirements
  • If you are new to supported employment, get a ‘taster’ of what is involved and how it can support people with disabilities into rewarding employment situations

Get involved, get working, get inclusive!

Register your interest in taking part today.

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