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WALK, a Leinster-based service provider for people with disabilities, has been providing community-based supports for over 50 years. Through its 16 models of support the organisation specialises in tailoring the types and supports it provides to suit the individual. Our focuses on engagement is in community settings; broadly in the areas of employment, training and community living. The organisation empowers people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society. This means that people are facilitated to access any community facility that will support their life-time ambitions. At WALK we believe that every person who wants to work, have a job or a career, can do so. We know it is the person’s drive and ambitions that enables them to reach their goals, our role is as a facilitator in their journey. The people WALK supports enables us to work towards our vision, that is, of being an inclusive society where communities value and treat all people as equal citizens.

WALK is an innovative and dynamic organisation where change is rapid and constant. The organisation has achieved both national and international quality awards for high quality service delivery and human resource management.


We are currently recruiting for: 

Job Coach (Career and Employment, Day Supports)

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WALK is seeking applications for the role of a Job Coach to join our Careers & Employment team.

The Job Coach will play a pivotal role in the delivery of person-centred careers and employment practices within WALK and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of some key deliverables. A detailed role description is attached. Job Coaches are key drivers and champions in the organisation's efforts to ensure people are supported to have the best possible life.

WALK Careers & Employment supports are delivered across several geographical locations in Dublin. The Job Coach is responsible for guiding and supporting local teams to help service uses to realise their employment ambitions in life. It is a key role within the service offerings of the organisation and in ensuring supported employment approaches are inherent in the thinking and practice of staff and in the provision of our models of support. The person will work collaboratively with the Local Team Leaders, Employment Champions and Social Care staff in the development of careers & employment services.

Full job description is attached.WGSE REAL Job Coach Role Description

How to apply:

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to recruitment@walk.ie with ‘Job Coach’ in the subject line, by 01/03/2024.

Career and Employment Facilitator (Day Supports)

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WALK is seeking applications for the role of a Career and Employment Facilitator to join our Careers & Employment team.

As part of the WALK Real Life Training (RLT) delivery team, C&E Facilitator will lead engagement with participants, identify vocational and transition goals as well as training and support needs to develop relevant experiences of work, work placements and sustainable further education, training, and employment opportunities.

Full job description is attached.WALK RLT Careers Employment Facilitator Role Description

How to apply:

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to recruitment@walk.ie with ‘C&E Facilitator’ in the subject line, by 01/03/2024.

Community Connector (Day Supports)

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WALK is seeking applications for the role of Community Connector to join our Day Opportunities team.

The Community Connector will play an active role in the on-going development of person-centred practice and thinking within WALK and will be responsible for the day-to-day supports of individuals who use our service. A detailed role description is attached. Community Connectors are an integral part of the organization's efforts to ensure people supported have the best possible life.

General Role Outline:

The purpose of this role is to provide support to people taking part in WALK’s Day support services to enable them to build a lifestyle and live their life as part of their chosen community. The roles are based on clear principles of supporting people to make and exercise choice and marks an innovative and forward-looking departure from the traditional Day Services models.

The successful candidate will be an essential component of a support team. This team will be focused on delivering key outcomes for individuals specifically in the areas of employment, education/training and personal development.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in Social Care or a related field.
  • Values and beliefs that are aligned with those of the Organisation
  • Two years’ experience working with people with disabilities/social care sector and of assisting individuals to achieve valued social roles
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with people whose behaviour can challenge.
  • Flexibility is essential to adapt your approach to meet individual service user needs.
  • Be highly organised and enthusiastic with a hands on, professional approach.
  • Uses good interpersonal and communication skills to influence and inspire others, build constructive relationships and achieve outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be motivated, resilient and patient.
  • Ability to work flexibly as a member of a team.
  • Good administration and IT skills

Job description attached.Community Connector job description

How to apply:

To apply for the role please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to recruitment@walk.ie by 08/03/24 with “Community Connector” in the subject line.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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WALK is a section 39 community-based provider of supports for people with intellectual disability. Based in Dublin and Louth our main supports are in the areas of living accommodation, employment, career development, education, and training.

WALK is embarking on a challenging and exciting phase of development guided by our most recent strategic and operational plans, as such the post of Deputy CEO plays a pivotal role in this process.

The Deputy CEO will be primarily responsible for managing and developing the organisations clinical supports and our internal and external communications; and for providing oversight and support to the senior management team. The role will also involve providing ongoing support to the CEO and deputising for him in his absence.

Essential requirements for the post are:

  • A minimum of 5 years senior management experience in the social care sector
  • A relevant third level qualification in the areas of health, social care or equivalent
  • A third level qualification in a relevant management discipline
  • A track record of achievement in leading and supporting organisational development and change
  • Proven knowledge and commitment to social inclusion and rights-based approaches to providing supports for people within social care contexts

Desirable requirements for the post are:

  • A relevant clinical qualification
  • Experience of working directly with people who have intellectual disability

Full job description attached Deputy CEO job description


Interested applicants should send a letter of application and current CV to recruitment@walk.ie to arrive by 5pm on Friday 22/03/2024. 

Informal inquiries to CEO Joe Mason joe@walk.ie

WALK, I Long Mile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12, D12FT73.  Tel. 01-4650388

Reg. Charities No. 20028008; CHY No – 10777; Companies Reg. No. 322400

Relief Staff (Supported Living Services)

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We hire on an ongoing basis for our Relief Panel.  

Please see here for Relief advert

Hourly rate depends on qualifications and experience. 

If you would like to apply, send a CV and cover letter clearly stating ‘Relief Panel Application’ to recruitment@walk.ie

What we offer

There are many benefits to working at WALK.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Scheme (operated by VHI)
  • Performance Development System
  • Dedicated learning and development plans
  • Up to 25 days Annual Leave.
  • Various leave types (conditions apply) marriage/civil partnership, paternity, compassionate, adoptive.
  • Paid maternity leave (conditions apply)
  • Permanent Health Insurance (conditions apply)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension 7% Employers Contribution (subject to HSE funding)
  • Death in Service benefit of four times salary (conditions apply)
  • Further Education Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Travel (bike-to-work schemes/tax saver commuter tickets)

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WALK Head Office, 1 Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

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WALK is a registered Charity. Charity number is CHY 10777. Companies Registration Number 322400. Registered Charity Number (CRA Number) 20028008
WALK is the trading name for Walkinstown Association for People with an Intellectual Disability Limited. All rights reserved. © WALK 2015
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