What we do for Job Seekers

EmployAbility is an employment service for people with disabilities, mental health difficulties, and people in recovery from illness or injury. We help you to find and sustain suitable employment through individual mentoring and practical support to assist you in your new job. You do not need to be in receipt of a social welfare payment to access this employability service. However, you may be required to provide evidence of your support need.

If you’re living with a disability or illness, we work with you to find the employment support you need, delivered in a way that works for you. We understand that everyone is different. We all have unique goals and challenges. We work with you to give you choice and control at every stage of your journey, so you can live life and achieve your goals, your way.

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How to get in touch with us

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Who the EmployAbility Service works with

The EmployAbility Service works through sponsor organisations in local communities on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP). Seetec delivers this service in Meath and Roscommon. If you’re looking for support in other parts of the country, see a list of local providers here.

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Our phone number

We can be reached using the following telephone number: 0860103183

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Our address

You can also reach us using the following address: Unit 1, Navan Town Centre, Kennedy Road, Navan, Co.Meath, C15 EH75

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Our email

Our email address is the following: employabilitymeath@seetec.ie

What we do for employers

Our EmployAbility service facilitates the integration of people with disabilities, health conditions, illnesses or injuries into your organisation.

We provide a professional and practical recruitment approach to help you integrate employees with disabilities into your workforce. Through extensive profiling and job matching we provide effective recruitment, which promotes equality and inclusion and reduces your recruitment costs.

Our ongoing specialised support ensures you have the knowledge and support to ensure every one of your employees is encouraged to fulfil their unique potential. Additionally, we offer advice and signposting towards an array of government funded employment grants and supports.

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Detailed support information

Our EmployAbility service is offered free of charge to all Jobseekers and employers.

Fundamentals of our service are:

  • To carry out an Employment Needs Assessment with each Jobseeker.
  • Identify the type of employment the Jobseeker wants to avail of in the open labour market.
  • Identify any skill gaps; support and signpost to relevant training providers.
  • Prepare and implement an Individual Employment Plan.
  • Match the Jobseekers with suitable employment.
  • Provide any necessary support and coaching on or off the work site.
  • Conduct a job review for those placed in employment
  • Support the progression to independent employment without EmployAbility support.
  • Individual Needs Assessment
  • Vocational profiling and Career Planning
  • Individual Employment Plan
  • Job Sourcing and Matching
  • On and Off the Job Support and Coaching
  • Follow up Support and Mentoring towards independence in the workplace

FAQs

The EmployAbility Service is an employment and recruitment service that helps people who have a disability, injury or an illness to find and succeed in a new job. Our service offers a range of supports. Our dedicated Job Coaches work with both jobseekers and employers to ensure everyone’s needs are supported.

The EmployAbility Service is delivered through sponsor organisations in local communities on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP). Seetec delivers this service in Roscommon and Northwest Dublin. If you’re looking for support in other parts of the country, see a list of local providers here.

To use the EmployAbility Service, you should be job ready, between 18 and 65 and need support in finding and sustaining employment. Job ready is having the necessary training, education, motivation and ability to work. We work to help you develop your confidence, skills and find the right job for you.

EmployAbility Service supports include:

  • Ongoing support for both the employer and employee throughout employment.
  • A professional job-matching service to help ensure successful recruitment.
  • Advice and information on additional employment supports.

EmployAbility can give you career advice and employment support. Career advice includes identifying your skills and helping you to search for a job.

Employment support includes:

  • Help with applying for jobs.
  • Help with finding jobs.
  • Matching your skills with employers’ needs.
  • Help with fitting into the workplace after you get a job.
  • Advice on employment benefits and entitlements

How can a job coach help?

Job coaches provide support both before and after you get a job. Job coaches can:

  • Help you to identify your skills, interests and aspirations.
  • Help you to identify suitable employment where your skills, interests and talents match what is needed in the job
  • Examine the various tasks involved in the job and plan the supports you may need

When you and your job coach have identified and agreed on the type of work you are interested in, the next stage is to apply for jobs.

You can do this either by applying for jobs that are advertised in the usual way or by your job coach helping you to apply for jobs in your area. Sometimes, this can involve your job coach contacting employers in your area or in your chosen field of work.

Job coaches provide continuing support in a number of ways, depending on what you need. For example, they can help with on-the-job training and can support you and the employer when you first start a job. Or they can provide support and advice only when you ask for it.

During a placement, a job coach gives information, advice and ongoing support to employers. Occasionally, the employer and employee may agree that the job is not working out. If this happens, the job coach can then step in to assess the situation and offer more support.

Using the EmployAbility Service is free. You do not have to pay for any of the supports you receive.

When you get a job through this service, you have the same employment rights as other employees. For example, your employer will pay your salary and you will agree the terms and conditions of employment in the same way as other employees.

What grants and supports are available?

The DSP funds a range of supports aimed at helping people with a disability to get and keep a job.

Grants for jobseekers:

As the Irish government and the Department of Social Protection moves towards enabling all Irish employers to operate more equal, diverse and inclusive businesses, the EmployAbility service supports employers to grow and sustain a dynamic and successful workforce.

The EmployAbility Service’s supports for employers include:

  • Free recruitment and employment service
  • Database of skilled jobseekers
  • Access to a committed, local workforce
  • Ongoing support from a professional team of job coaches
  • Advice on employment grants and supports

The Department of Social Protection offers a number of grants, supports and initiatives to ensure your business benefits and flourishes with a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our dedicated Job Coaches can signpost you towards and assist you with accessing a range of these programmes.