BITCI’s EmployAbility Service provides guidance, opportunities and support to people with disabilities, injuries and health challenges who feel ready to return to work.
We work hand in hand with employers to maximise success when our jobseekers make the journey back to work.
If this applies to you or somebody you work with, please contact us on at email@example.com or 01 8747232 or enquire about the BITCI EmployAbility Service at your Intreo Office or Local Area Employment Service.
EmployAbility Services are funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Social Protection. Tá Seirbhísí Infhostaitheachta maoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann tríd an Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí.
Our EmployAbility Service has been open since 2019. We are a small but dedicated team, focused on getting the best outcome for each individual and for the businesses we link with.
Over 50% of those engaging with our Job Coach have progressed into employment.
Over 20% move into other positive outcomes such as training or education.
Almost all of the participants have said that the service has increased their confidence and motivation for finding employment.
If you are in contact with people who are affected by a health condition, injury, illness or disability and who are progressing towards a return to work, you can make first contact with our service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01 8747232.
After the initial contact with us your client will need to be referred by an Intreo Employment Advisor. We can help with this step.
You can make first contact by emailing email@example.com or calling 01 8747232 to arrange an informal chat with our team.
Or you can go directly to your local Intreo centre to be referred.
Following referral by your local Intreo Centre you will start to work one to one with our Job Coach. If our service isn’t suitable, we will signpost you to an appropriate alternative service.
Participants build a working relationship with our Job Coach. The Job Coach will:
Participants may be able to test and improve their own job readiness through a work experience placement. We ensure that placements are:
Work placements are a highly effective way for participants to develop workplace and life skills.
Starting a job can be stressful. Our service helps with issues such as:
The job coach also helps with communication between employer and employee.
Intensive support is offered for up to 6 months and is then reduced to enable the employee to gain independence and confidence.
We recognise that it can take time to make the transition into employment. We are available for up to 18 months to support.
In this time participants may gain help with managing time and responsibilities, developing a routine, communicating with colleagues, and looking at further training.
We can also signpost to other organisations to access health and housing support if required.
EPIC is our employment programme for asylum seekers and refugees which offers 6 weeks training, one to one guidance, opportunities for work experience and business supports. Find out more about EPIC.
The Women@Work programme is for women who have completed employability programmes but need further help to access employment. This includes single mothers, women who have left employment to provide care to children or other family members, women migrants and refugees, women with disabilities or who have had mental health, addiction or other challenges. Visit the Women@Work page to find out more.
The Traveller Employment Programme supports Travellers to gain and sustain meaningful work over the long term. Find out more about the programme and how to apply.
BITCI EmployAbility Service Coordinator
(01) 874 7232