Congratulations to everyone who took part in Job Shadow Day 2015. Mary O’Halloran, Manager of STEP, our Supported Employment Service, is also chair of IASE (Irish Association of Supported Employment) East Region. The IASE East region provides information and support to157 organisations and Mary’s Job Shadow Day committee members include STEP, Carmona, Kildare and Menni Services, WALK, RehabCare, Nua Healthcare, Stewarts Hospital and KARE.

She says: "Job Shadow Day 2015 was a great success. The photos below tell the story! Over 60 of our Job Seekers supported by Saint John of God Community Services were involved in work placements with mentors on the day. This year we worked in partnership with NLN (National Learning Network) Bray, Roslyn Park College, RehabCare and EVE Tuiscint on shared placements which meant mentoring on how to participate in Job Shadow and also placing and supporting a number of their students on the day. The co-operation and enthusiasm of companies has been tremendous. Ultimately the ideal outcome for job seekers is to get a job and to gain from the Job Shadow experience."

Mary adds: “Thanks to everyone involved for your commitment and huge appreciation to all our Job Coaches for the hard work that goes into the day long before it happens. A special thanks to senior managers for getting behind Job Shadow Day."

UTV News Item on Job Shadow Day 2015 featuring Sean Flynn and Darragh Delaney of Menni Services



 At Leinster House Senator Maloney

Conor McIntyre with mentor Senator Mary Moran (foreground) and Jack O'Malley with mentor Senator Maire Maloney join other job seekers outside Leinster House.



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 Jonathan Smith of Menni Services with Ariel and  Julieanne of Swan Leisure Centre in Rathmines.



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 Menni Job Coach Niall Carew supports Colm and Noel in Dublin's West County Hotel.




Shane McDermott of North East Services job shadowing in Muirhevnamor Newsagents.



 Mark Coffey Hamleys

Mark Coffey of Carmona Services takes the reins when interviewed by Henry McKean from Newstalk in Hamleys, Dundrum, for Job Shadow Day 2015.



 David Deane

David Deane celebrating Job Shadow Day with colleagues and friends at Eddie Rockets in City West where he has been working for the past 2 years. 



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Aisling Dempsey from Menni Services shadowing Anne Carroll, IT manager and board member of Vodafone Ireland Foundation,  at their HQ. Anne was impressed with Aisling's tech skills.



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Matthew Lombard (centre) takes in the scene around iconic McCoys pub on the set of RTE's Fair City. Matthew is supported by STEP.




Mary Catherine Grimes of North East Services  joins An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Leinster House with her mentor Peter Fitzpatrick TD.



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Sharon Geraghty from Menni Services at her workplace - Eddie Rockets in City West - with her manager Annemarie and colleague Shannon.



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Alex Kennedy, first year student at Green Gables, doing job shadow at Interval Bistro at The Civic in Tallaght.



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 Carmel Lynch of Menni Service with the team on her Job Shadow at Nandos, The Square, Tallaght. 



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Billy Collins of Menni Services celebrating Job Shadow Day 2015 at Browns Barn, City West. Billy has worked at Browns Barn for almost three years and is a true success story. 



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Ciaran Hadden of North East Services job shadowing at Smack Dry Cleaners.



 Gerard Gibney

Gerard Gibney of Menni Services secured employment through his participation and hard work. Gerard's dream job was to work as a car valet assistant. This dream has now been realised thanks to Richie and his team in D24 Crash Repairs.



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Dean McEvoy of Menni Services at Mannions in Clondalkin.



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Brian Burnett from Menni Services participated in Job Shadow 2014 with Sweet Cecily Catering Company and secured employment. Here he is with his colleagues celebrating a year in the job!!



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Mairead O’Hare of North East Services job shadowing Joe Duffy at Dundalk FM.



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Brian Malone and Amy McPartland pictured shadowing a variety of roles at the Garda press office and with a member of the mounted Garda unit in Phoenix Park for Job Shadow 2015.


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Anneke Walsh outside the steps of the Italian Embassy in Dublin with  job coach April Balmer and Mr. Lando Crescenzi, a member of the “Carabinieri” Italian Police Force.




David Murray supported by Menni Services shadowed Shamrock Rovers' Jonathon Roche today.



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Ray Alwright and Liam Ryan in the recording studio at Dublin South Radio with DJ Mick Shanahan.



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David Clark and Keith Whelan spent Job Shadow Day at Colour Works with Shop Manager Cian O'Melia and Tattoo Artist Darren Brauders.



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Green Gables (Menni Services) student Ethan Browne in action at Noshington Cafe in Harolds Cross.



 Rory Rainey Carmona 

Rory Rainy of Carmona Services enjoyed learning about the exciting world of retail at Hamleys Dublin Dundrum where he spent the day with Aisling, Paul and the team.



  Des and Sean Wooden Whisk

Gabby Mataei from the Wooden Whisk on Talbot Street welcomed jobseekers Sean Flynn and Darragh Delaney  along with their job coach Desmond Balmer.



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Staff at Menni Services' Bluebell Centre supporting the IASE #workie campaign. 



Barista Trainees Job Coachs  Alan Andrews Coffee Culture

 Some of our newly qualified baristas pictured here with their job coaches and Alan Andrews of Coffee Culture. Alan presented the baristas with certificates at a Job Shadow Day event following a free tailored training programme provided by Coffee Culture, Taste4Success and Skillsnets. Organised by STEP, our employment service,  the programme involved participants from STEP along with our Carmona, Kildare and Menni Services and also individuals from WALK, an organisation for people with intellectual disabilities in the Dublin area. 


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Sarah Layton, who is supported by STEP, our  employment  service, is pictured with entrepreneur and broadcaster Norah Casey at the National Supported Employment Week launch.


 IASE Press Release 

Job Shadow Day 2014


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Congratulatons to everyone from Kerry Services who took part in "I Have A Dream"  at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee. With songs by Abba, stunning dance sequences, witty one-liners and vivacious vocals, this action-packed show promised to have the audience on its feet all night!  The cast are pictured with Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh who joined them at the official launch of the show.




Liam Ryan and Elizabeth Oxley who play the title roles during rehersal.

Carmona Services' Run of the Mill Theatre group is currently in rehearsal for their upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet . This is a specially devised performance of Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and loss viewed through the prism of disability in 21st century Ireland.

 A 'behind the scenes' short film will be screened before the performance with a Q and A session afterwards. 

Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghire
Tuesday 5th May
Tickets €5.00



Congratulations and welcome home to all our athletes who took part in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Los Angeles as part of Team Ireland. 


Ladies Basketball Team

Congratulations to Megan Reynolds of Carmona Services and Ann Marie Cooney of Kildare Services who were part of the squad which won the gold medal in the Basketball Team Division F.02.

Back row - left to right: Linda McGowan, Sarah Byrne, Laura Reynolds, Michelle Stynes, Laura Mangan and Nichola Farrell;

Front row - left to right: Clare Nolan, Megan Reynolds, Ann Marie Cooney and Amy Duffy

  Welcome Home Team Ireland!


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Team Ireland's Swimming Medalists Sean Coleman, Sarah Jane Johnston and Gary McEnroe 

Congratulations to Gary McEnroe, Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 25m Back Stroke. Gary is supported by Menni Services (Saint John of God Community Services - Liffey Region) in Tallaght.

Read how Gary trained with Olympic legend Michael Phelps.


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