Vacancies / careers

This page features job opportunities within Down Syndrome Ireland and for adults with Down syndrome.

 

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

 

Position 1: Paid Employment

Position: Office Administrator
Location: Pobal, Ormond Building, 31-36 Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

Duties:

• Overseeing the Stationary Room
• Photocopying
• Training Room & Boardroom Set-Up
• Meet & Greet Guests
• Management & Distribution of Post
• Monitoring bell and opening door for visitors
• Milk Collection
• Communications / Events
• Kitchen Management

Hours/Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday morning 10am-1pm (9 hours in total)

 

Position 2: Work Experience

Position: Kitchen Porter
Location: Compass @ Google, Grand Canal Dock
Purpose of Role: To perform a variety of manual tasks to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen. To maintain a high standard of customer care. To maintain standards of heath and safety and food hygiene.

Duties:

• Prepare & produce food
• Check deliveries for quality and quantity
• Store deliveries
• Clean plates and pots
• Overall cleaning of equipment and kitchen areas
• Management of kitchen waste

Hours/Times tbc but flexible

 

Position 3: Work Experience

Position: Customer Services Assistant
Location: Compass @ Google, Grand Canal Dock
Purpose of Role: Perform a variety of tasks associated with food production & front of house services. Duties which support the efficient running of a contract or unit in line with contractual requirements.

Duties:

• Be polite, professional and friendly at all times with customers
• Ensure the highest level of customer care
• Accept payment and give change to customers, including operating a till
• Advise individual customers on their product choice
• Actively gain customer feedback

Hours/Times tbc but flexible

If you are interested in any of these positions please send your CV and a cover letter to Aoife Gaffney, Head of Employment at aoife@downsyndrome.ie or by post to Aoife Gaffney, Down Syndrome Ireland, Unit 3, Park Way House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Dublin D12HP70.

Closing date for applications is 13th September 2019.

 

Portmarnock Hotel Jobs

 

Position: Front Office Porter

Our Front Office Porters are the first point of contact for all our guest’s entering the Hotel and the last point of contact for all our guests exiting the Hotel.

 

Responsibilities of the role:

  1. Polish trollies.
  2. Sweep outside various entrances to the Hotel.
  3. Polish the reception desk counter.
  4. Keep the lobby cleaned, cushions arranged and carpet around the lobby tables hoovered where needed.
  5. Clean and tidy the Concierge Room.
  6. Assist with service of teas and coffees in the reception lobby.
  7. Ensure the lower lobby is kept tidy and clean.
  8. Be of assistance to your colleague who you are working with.
  9. Welcome our guests in a friendly and welcoming manner.
  10. Assist our guests with luggage when necessary.

 

Skills Required:

  1. Good communication skills.
  2. Ability to work well with others, team and guests.
  3. Friendly and courteous.
  4. Organised.
  5. Positive.
  6. Ability to take guidance and direction well.

 

Hours of work:

Flexible hours.  Ideally 8+hours per week.

 

Position: Canteen Co-Ordinator

This is a new role.  It will include maintenance of the canteen on a day to day basis. The candidate will keep in contact with the kitchen team and a representative from the HR department.

Communication with all members of the Hotel staff will be important.

 

Responsibilities of the role:

  1. Ensure that the canteen is clean throughout the day.
  2. Empty bins.
  3. Wipe down all countertops and tables
  4. Wipe down utensils, i.e microwave, toaster and shelving unit.
  5. Ensure the canteen is fully stocked at all times with items such as milk, sugar, tea bags, coffee, bread, butter, salt, pepper, sandwiches, cereals, soup.
  6. Ensure food left in the fridge past the expiry date is disposed of.
  7. Some duties that the Head Chef or Sous Chef may require help with.
  8. Duties within the main kitchen along with the kitchen staff, (Chefs and Kitchen Porters) from time to time.

 

Skills Required:

  1. Organised.
  2. Consistent.
  3. Task-driven (ability to complete a list of tasks provided).
  4. Good communication skills.
  5. Attention to detail.
  6. Ability to take direction.
  7. Ability to work in a team.

 

Hours of work:

Flexible hours.

 Ideally 12.00pm to 4.00pm but the number of days is flexible.

 

If you are interested in any of these positions please send your CV and a cover letter to Aoife Gaffney, Head of Employment at aoife@downsyndrome.ie or by post to Aoife Gaffney, Down Syndrome Ireland, Unit 3, Park Way House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Dublin D12HP70.

Closing date for applications is 27th September 2019.

 

Work Experience in Specsavers Cavan

 

This work experience role is to provide help to fellow staff members in the operations of the shop and office areas. There is also some front of house interaction with customers.

 

Responsibilities of the role:

  1. Cleaning spectacles, matching cases and cloths to the completed glasses.
  2. Display new frames. 
  3. Meet and Greet customers.
  4. General cleaning throughout the day.
  5. Post Office run.
  6. Showing customers their new glasses.
  7. Light office work. 

 

Hours of work:

One morning per week (3-4 hours), days flexible.

 

If you are interested in this position please send your CV to Aoife Gaffney, Head of Employment at aoife@downsyndrome.ie or by post to Aoife Gaffney, Down Syndrome Ireland, Unit 3, Park Way House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Dublin D12HP70.

Closing date for applications is 30th September 2019.

 


 

Down Syndrome Ireland Job Postings

 

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.  

 

Down Syndrome Ireland – Tipperary Branch is looking for a Senior SLT

 

Down Syndrome Ireland is looking for a senior speech and language therapist to join our  Tipperary branch.

Working two days a week managing a small caseload of people who have Down syndrome, with ages ranging from newborn to adult.

Links to other DSI therapists locally and nationally will be encouraged and supported.

 

Requirements:

CORU and IASLT registered SLT

Full driving license

Experience in independently managing a caseload

Knowledge and experience of best practice for both children and adults with Down Syndrome

 

Desirable:

Lamh, sensory integration, Hanen, RLI and FEDS experience

Applications (curriculum vitae and application letter) to be submitted to Catherine Cleary at tippchair@downsyndrome.ie by Friday 27th September

 


 

Charity Shop Manager (Part-Time) – Clondalkin

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.  

DSI is recruiting for a part-time Shop Manager to help manage and develop its charity shop in Clondalkin, West Dublin. The ideal candidate will have the ability to drive sales and achieve income targets, as well as recruit, train, manage and motivate a team of volunteer staff. Relevant experience in retail and excellent customer service skills, along with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise a varied workload are essential attributes for the role.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage all day-to-day aspects of the charity shop including: staffing, customer service, stock and inventory, finances, promotion, security, health & safety
  • Actively source, recruit, train, manage and motive a diverse team of volunteer staff
  • Ensure the appearance of the shops internally and externally is attractive to customers and that the customers experience is always welcoming and positive
  • Financial responsibility to ensure that cash handling procedures, till receipts procedures, banking procedures and weekly sales reporting are adhered to at all times
  • Promote the shop through a variety of free and low cost channels including window displays, customer sales events, posters, flyers, local media and social media channels
  • Responsible for the health & safety of all shop customers and staff
  • Any other duties as designated by the Head of Fundraising and Retail

 

Person Specification / Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in a similar charity shop managerial role is essential
  • Energetic, proactive and creative approach to work
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, File Sharing (Online) and Social Media platforms
  • Excellent customer service and people management skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good communicator with ability to lead, direct and motivate people
  • Work effectively on own initiative and as part of a small team, with an open and positive attitude
  • Ability to problem solve and implement effective solutions quickly
  • Flexibility in working hours and duties – the role involves occasional out of hours work
  • An understanding and empathy for the mission and work of Down Syndrome Ireland

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of Ireland’s charity sector
  • Use of  own car advantageous as travel between shops may be necessary on occasion

 

Details:

  • This is a permanent part-time role (20 hours per week) with a six month probationary period
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Role to commence October 2019

 

Location:

  • The part-time Shop Manager role will be primarily based in Down Syndrome Ireland’s charity shop in Clondalkin, West Dublin
  • On occasion the role will require the attendance at meetings and training in Down Syndrome Ireland’s National Support Office in Ballymount, Dublin 12

 

Reporting to:  Head of Fundraising and Retail

 

To apply:            

Please forward a CV and Cover letter to Mark O’Doherty, Head of Fundraising and Retail at mark@downsyndrome.ie 

Closing date for applications is Friday, September 27th 2019.