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Staff Stories

What is it like to work at WALK?

At WALK, we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We look for the best staff teams to support our vision and mission. 

When we find them, we do our best to keep them! We nurture people. 

We encourage regular discussions between staff and their line managers - and indeed other managers! We encourage people to sample different types of work. Through various different human resources supports and initiatives we aim to get the best from our greatest asset, our staff team! Some of these initiatives include: A comprehensive Learning and Development Policy; a Performance Development System; A Wellbeing Committee; A Mental Health in the Workplace Policy.

This page is dedicated to sharing stories from our staff team. It hopefully gives you an insight in to what it is like to work with WALK.

Keep an eye on our jobs page for information on upcoming jobs at WALK. 

Read some of our staff stories!

Vicki at the Health Management Institute Awards

Vicki's Career Turnabout!

"My favourite thing about WALK is the people; the staff and the people we support. Even if you’re having a tough day there is always someone to cheer you up or make you laugh".

Vicki left school and studied Psychology in University College Cork.  Following on from that she did a Masters before moving to Limerick to work as an Assistant Psychologist in the University of Limerick....Up to this point, her career path was headed in the direction of working towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist. In an effort to gain further experience with diverse populations, Vicki began working in WALK in September 2014. Her initial plan was to gain the experience she needed that would help her secure a place on a clinical psychology doctorate.  Well, the 6 month plan turned in to a 4 year plus plan. 

Click below to read more about Vicki's journey in WALK that has led her to becoming a Project Liasion Officer in two of WALK's very exciting projects in Tallaght University Hospital and in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

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Lisa after the colour dash run

Lisa's"My WALK through the years"


Lisa first came in contact with WALK in 2010.  Now in 2018 she reflects on her journey through WALK from her student work placement to her role as day services line manager.

"The year is 2010 and I’m a second year Social Care student looking for somewhere to do my next round of work placement. I have no experience in the field of social care and the thoughts of working with people with intellectual disabilities terrifies me…..so I do it anyway. I make initial contact with WALK and my placement is set up. Thinking back to the first day of placement, two things still resonate with me eight years later. The first of these is that I was unable to identify staff from people being supported..."

Click below to read the rest of Lisa's story of how hard work, determination and a value set that matches WALK's has earned her many moves across the organisation.


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Embracing change

I do not discriminate

We had the pleasure of having this staff member on our team for a few years.  Having left WALK to pursue a career in a related field, he wrote and kindly shared a reflective article on his journey as part of the WALK team.

"...Towards the latter years of my 20’s, having graduated with an honours degree in Psychology, I took up the position of Psychology Intern with an organisation based in Dublin. I was enthusiastic and energised, yet the demon still hovered above me. This organisation provided support in a myriad of ways to people with intellectual disability, autism and mental health issues. Little was I to know when I first strolled into the building that my time there would be transformative. The name of the organisation is WALK". 

Click below to read the rest of this uplifting story of courage and determination.

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