Down Syndrome Ireland helps adults with Down syndrome find jobs.

Aoife Gaffney is the Head of Employment.

She works with employers so people with Down syndrome can get jobs.

Down Syndrome Ireland has Adult Education Courses to help you become ready for work.  

We run Work Readiness Training Courses for different kinds of jobs. 

We hold Employment Days that adults can attend. 

Here is a video of an Employment Day run by Down Syndrome Ireland.

Adults who are ready for work can then do pre-employment training with Aoife. 

We talk about the type of jobs you might like.

Here are some types of jobs that our members have: 

  • Offices 
  • Restaurants 
  • Hairdressers 
  • Shops 
  • Hotels 
  • Supermarkets 

And many more!

Here is a video of adults training in our Beauty in All its Forms Programme.

We run this programme with a company called ALFAPARF Milano.

Adults are trained to be hairdressing assistants.

We post new jobs and training in our Digest, on our website, and on social media.  

If you see a job or training you are interested in, send a cover letter and CV to aoife@downsyndrome.ie 

Here is a video of Kerry Branch member Carmel, she has a lot of fun working and meeting new people. 

If you have any questions you can email Aoife: aoife@downsyndrome.ie