Supported Employment Awards for STEP

STEP (part of Saint John of God Community Services Limited) was awarded Supported Employment Organisation of the Year while STEP Job Coach, Shirley Conlon, also won the Job Coach of the Year Award at the recent IASE (Irish Association of Supported Employment) National Best Practice in Supported Employment Awards ceremony in Dublin.

The Awards recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations in making equal employment opportunities a reality for people with a disability in Ireland. The Awards were presented by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Mark Pollock and Patron of IASE, Sean Gallagher. 

Covering the South Dublin region, STEP works to achieve employment for adults with mild intellectual disability by providing career planning, work options, education and continuous learning.   It currently has 6 full time Job Coaches working with 95 individuals who are all currently in employment.  

Speaking at the Awards, Minister Burton said: “It gives me great pleasure to share this occasion with exceptional people with disabilities, mentors and organisations who are proving that people with disabilities should have equal opportunity to have a job. I especially want to congratulate all of the finalists for these awards and, of course, the deserving winners who have shown determination and dedication in breaking down barriers to employment for people with disabilities.”

 

 

 

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