Our Employment Vision Project, which is funded by Pobal, aims to;
Support people who are blind and vision impaired to access meaningful employment; improve their career progression opportunities “in work”; and improve employment outcomes through education and training.
To support potential employers to provide employment for people who are blind and vision impaired.
The project addresses the current knowledge, services, and experience gap for employers and employees.
Taking a holistic approach, the project facilitates 20 participants throughout the country to address various barriers to employment while implementing plans for each participant to succeed. We will work with you to devise individualised plans to address any needs and to match you with employers.
Along with providing ongoing and career guidance, the Project also provides training in areas such as branding and networking (social media), job searching and application, tailoring CVs, technology, interview support and preparation and mobility and assessments.
We have a number of highly qualified and skilled individuals registered, many educated to degree level, who are currently seeking employment in a variety of sectors including marketing, law, business administration, fitness, hospitality, music performance and composition, broadcasting, customer services, language translation and IT.
Find out more by reading the stories of some of the members of the project team:
We engage with employers in promoting the value and skills of the employees.
Employers can avail of a number of statutory supports:
We can help with grant application support, assessments for workplace equipment, assistive technology information, access, staff training and awareness.
How does it work
If you are a potential employee or employer please contact us by emailing EmploymentVision@GuideDogs.ie or call Mary Cawley, Employment Vision Project Manager on 087 791 0129.
Places for participants are limited so please complete an expression of interest form below.
This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in finding out more about our Employment Vision Project.
Have any questions? Contact us today at: EmploymentVision@GuideDogs.ie or call Mary Cawley, Employment Vision Project Manager on 087 791 0129.