Job Shadow Initiative - 25th of April 2012
Everybody has a right to work..
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Senator Feargal Quinn, Cian O’Connor, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Sheelagh Whelan, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD, Austin Lynch, James Devlin, Teresa Mallon (IASE Chairperson), Ciaran Edwards, Minister for Disability & Mental Health Kathleen Lynch TD, Sean Gallagher (IASE Patron), Darragh McFarlane, Jane Lorigan (MD IrishJobs.ie)
Mick Quinn Photography, Dept. of the Taoiseach, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Buswells Hotel
Press Coverage of Job Shadow Initiative 2012 (PDF)
Sean Gallagher pictured with his Shadow for the day Maria Minihane
The National Job Shadow Initiative is designed to give people with disabilities a unique opportunity to get a close up look at the world of work for one day or one week in April each year, enabling them to discover and learn about the skills and education required to compete and succeed in the work place. Job Shadow Initiative offers people with disabilities an opportunity to shadow a work place mentor as they go about their daily work.
Employers have the opportunity to get involved in the project without making a commitment; the process will enable a job coach to engage with an employer, discuss concerns they have about employing people with disabilities and also to let them know of the range of support services available to them if they employ a person with a disability.
A core belief of IASE is that people with disabilities including those with significant disabilities should have equal opportunity to have a job. Supported Employment enables people with disabilities to find; secure and maintain employment in the open labour market with on the job training and individualised long term support if necessary.
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