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DSI vacancies

Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is the national charity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland, supporting over 3,500 members across 25 branches nationwide. We are working to achieve an optimal quality of life for people with Down syndrome, as equally valued, independent citizens.  

We have some exciting job offers available for adults with Down syndrome in Dublin.

DSI Charity Shop – Kimmage
-Type of work: Voluntary work (this is a great starting point for somebody looking to receive some training & mentoring as a gateway to employment in a retail environment).
-Hours: Monday and/or Fridays (2 hour shifts)

DSI Charity Shop – Kilbarrack
-Type of work: Voluntary work (this is a great starting point for somebody looking to receive some training & mentoring as a gateway to employment in a retail environment).
-Hours: 2 hours per week on a Thursday

Pub & Restaurant – Leeson Street
-Type of work: Floor Tender (customer service, waiter/waitressing, work as part of a team)
-Hours: 21 hours per week (days & times are flexible, but 21 hours should be spread over 4 days) -Mentoring available within the company with staff who will receive training from DSI

Essential Requirements:
-Interested applicants must have carried out some form of post school training previously.
-Must be available to attend an Open Day (open interviews) with our Member Support Team in the coming weeks.
-Successful candidates must be available to attend 2 pre employment training days with Aoife Gaffney, Employment & Projects Officer, DSI in the coming weeks.
-Must be available to commence employment immediately -Candidates applying for jobs must be available to work on the days and times stated above!

If interested, please send your CV to Aoife Gaffney, National Employment & Projects Officer by email or by post no later than Friday the 19th October.

Please state which job you are interested in applying for.

Once we have received applications we will then contact you to inform you when an Open Day (open interviews) will be held.

Please direct any queries to Aoife Gaffney,


Regional Resource Officers – October 2018

Down Syndrome Ireland is seeking to expand our Regional Resource Officer programme. We are looking for people who will help develop, coordinate and deliver a range of information services related to the care and support of people with Down syndrome and their families. We are currently looking for candidates in the following regions:

Greater Dublin area

Waterford and the South East

Limerick and the West Midlands

Role Duties & Responsibilities will include:

The provision of information support services to the community connected by Down syndrome

The development of an information database to include the compilation of contact persons and organisations working in the areas of early development, education, employment, service-provision, individualised funding and health.

To establish and maintain effective communications within the regional area (branches) and with the National Office.

Requirements (Person Specification):

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, experience and abilities as a minimum requirement:

  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully on own initiative and as part of a wider team
  • Mature approach to coping with challenging situations
  • Capacity to fulfil the role with confidence, professionalism, empathy and a positive attitude
  • A keen understanding and awareness of issues arising for people with Down syndrome and their families



Please apply in writing to attaching a current CV with references.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, October 31.