FAS Community Employment Programme

Community Employment Project 2017

The DCIL Community Employment project enables 18 people who have been in receipt of a Social Welfare payment to gain valuable work experience, while training and up skilling for the workplace.

Primarily the project was set up to provide Leaders in Donegal with a Personal Assistant Service that they may not have been able to secure through the usual HSE service. As Donegal CIL has developed, progressed and changed over the years, so too has the CE Project. The emphasis is still on training and development for the individual and training should be accredited when possible.

The numbers on the project have risen to 18 and they work in a variety of roles:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Administration
  • Reception
  • Digital Media/Fundraising
  • Finance
  • Caretaking/Maintenance
  • Education Support
  • PA Services Support

The progression rate into employment has always been very high from our project and if you are interest please contact the CE Supervisor Pat McCafferty 074 9128945.

CE Partisipants Health and Safety Awareness Training Certicates presentation.

CE Partisipants during the Health and Safety Awareness Training.

DCIL Christmas Party and Annual Presenation 2017.
Tony McNamee received the Appreciation Award 2017, also is pictured DCIL CE Supervisor Pat Mc Cafferty and Leader Shaun.

Mary Fisher,who is a former CE participant, received the PA of the Year Award 2017. Also is pictured DCIL CE Supervisor Pat Mc Cafferty

CE Partisipants during the Induction Training.

CE Partisipants during the Induction Training in the Training Centre.

CE participants Office Staff meeting with Human Resources Officer - Bernie Walsh.

Gosia and Eamon in Clanree Hotel during the MS Ireland Information Day.

Eugenia Moran, who is a Lecturer at the LYIT visitig DCIL. Pictured here with CE Supervisor Pat McCafferty and Administrative Assistant Meadhbh Guiney.

CE participants: Christina Rodgers, Sean Dogan and Sabrina Kelly received their certificates.

Michelle McVeigh is receiving her certificat from CE Supervisor Pat Mc Cafferty

Eric Funston and Kevin Reilly are receiving their certficats.

Lyndsey McHugh presents her certificate from Health Care Skills

Joe Friel and Kevin Reilly present their certificates.

Community Employment Programme

The FAS project has enabled 21 leaders to receive approximately 215 hours PA service a week, it also provides the PA’s the opportunity to experience at first hand the work involved in being a PA within the Independent Living ethos.

DCIL have been running Community Employment projects since 1999 which helped initiate Personal Assistant services in Donegal. The Community Employment Scheme continues to be supervised by the very capable Pat Mc Cafferty whose commitment to training and participant development has afforded the participants involved invaluable training opportunities and a very positive working experience throughout their time with us.

Once again the training has been varied, comprehensive and for the most part accredited. Courses undertaking include Disability/Public Awareness, Health Services Skills (Skills Vec), Occupational First Aid (FETAC), Certified Accounting Technician (ACCA), Driving Licence Bus & Rigid (DLA), Counselling Skills, Introduction to Radio. Due to the high level of training we have already see participants progress into employment within DCIL and Private Nursing Homes

Supported by the Department of Social Protection, which is funded by the Irish Government.