Program Assistant (Current Employee) – Athy – 12 May 2017
A good company to work for. Support staff to continually develop themselves. A provider of social care support to people living with physical and sensory disabilities to live independently and be part of their community
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Clontarf, County Dublin – 9 March 2017
The staff in the IWA are really friendly towards everyone. I was with them the week they had there christmas week where they made three course dinners for all the members and had karaoke afterwards and i could see they all enjoyed it.
Social Care Worker (Former Employee) – Limerick – 8 October 2016
Completed my Second-year placement with this organization and it provided invaluable experience in relation to the tools a Social Care Worker will require to work in this section of the industry. from life skill implementation to empowerment and self-confidence building.
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin Ireland – 3 October 2016
Extremely difficult job looking after a lady with multiple sclerosis, performing her daily tasks while dealing with her frustration. Wouldn't change a thing about it. Becoming apart of a team and helping to assist a lady that couldn't move a muscle in her body was both challenging and highly rewarding. The hardest part was dealing with the lady when she got highly frustrated but I could understand the level of difficulty she was having. The best part was getting to know her and becoming very close with her as well as developing a good team relationship with the other people around me.
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin 3 – 25 August 2016
If l am suppose to work for Irish Wheelchair again and again l will do just that all my years working with the organisation was enjoyable and interestingly salary was very okay trainees was very highly motivating skills to improve every employees which is so impressives
EA to CEO, Meetings & Events Manager (Current Employee) – Dublin – 23 June 2016
Great staff - everyone I work with is really lovely and all work very hard. It can be tough at times, with funding cuts- but in spite of that, the company have worked very hard to develop excellent policies &procedures and treat their staff very well. I am mainly office based, a typical day would be spent in meetings or on site visits to assess venues for accessibilty - for potential events. Best part of the job is seeing people of all abilities enjoying an event I've arranged, knowing that because of the work the company does, and my contribution to that, that we are creating a society that everyone can feel included in.
Work Experience (Former Employee) – Dublin Newcastle – 30 May 2016
A typical day of work is great as looking after people can be fun and you get to learn about their backgrounds and their culture and help them with their needs. I have learned how to care for the elderly with needs. I am also able to manage my time knowing when I have to do specific things at specific times. The people I worked with were really helpful showing me around the place and they also taught me how to use most of the equipment.
Better understanding of people who live with a disability.
Programme Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterford city, County Waterford – 17 May 2016
Meet the bus driver at an agreed location, greet the clients at their home and safely assist them to the bus. At the centre assist with various activities and assist clients with personal care if requested.
Receptionist/Secretary (Former Employee) – Clontarf, County Dublin – 7 May 2016
I found all staff to be very polite and helpful. I had a clean working environment and a very good team to work with. The management were very polite and helpful. They carried out there work in a sufficient manner
The job is an important one to me as I assist the Irish Wheelchair Association in their endeavours to promote independence and equality for persons with physical and sensory disabilities. Apart from everyday tasks and routines, no two days are the same. There is a constant demand from our service users for information, advice and assistance. My colleagues are a great help to me in providing those needs and I have learned a great deal from them. Health & Safety is probably the hardest part of my job, but it is a very important part of the organisation's work for the health & safety of our service users and my colleagues, so every aspect has to be reviewed regularly. The most enjoyable part is when we can relax with the service users, they are great company despite their hardships.
Intern (Former Employee) – Dublin, Ireland – 1 November 2015
At IWA I helped work with disabled individuals to work out in both group sessions and individual sessions. I also helped with children's camps to play sports with both able-bodied individuals and disabled individuals.