April 21, 2024

A brand new Well being and Social Care Neighborhood Employment Programme has been launched to create sustainable employment on the Inishowen peninsula.

The programme is the primary of its variety within the nation.

The Well being and Social Care Neighborhood Employment Programme was formally launched by the Division of Social Safety(DSP) and Inishowen Improvement Partnership(IDP) in Buncrana this week.

The brand new CE Programme will carry a full-time Supervisor Job, a part-time Administrative Assistant and 18 Care Assistant Members who might be positioned in native healthcare settings, while additionally having the chance to finish a significant QQI Healthcare Award by way of the scheme. 

The programme might be funded by DSP however managed regionally by Inishowen Improvement Partnership, much like the best way the present CE Childcare Programme is operated in Inishowen. 

Welcoming the brand new scheme, Joint CEO of IDP Shauna McClenaghan mentioned securing the progressive Well being and Social Care CE Programme was a results of recognized want in the neighborhood in addition to quite a lot of dialogue and collaboration between DSP and IDP workers. 

“This all culminated in a profitable submission to the Division to roll out the pilot programme in Inishowen,” she added.

“By way of our work with varied businesses and potential group settings and employers, an enormous demand within the healthcare sector for extra skilled and skilled workers was recognized. 

“There’s a sturdy custom of caring in Inishowen and it is a lifelong studying and development possibility for a lot of. We hope to work with Donegal ETB on this regard.” defined Shauna. 

IDP’s Joint CEO McClenaghan mentioned the organisation are as soon as once more delighted to be collaborating with DSP for the brand new CE Scheme, including that they’ve a protracted and profitable historical past of working collectively for the progress of Inishowen. 

Equally, Assistant Principal Officer with the Division of Social Safety, Seamus Wilhare together with native DSP Neighborhood Improvement Officer Thomas Timlin had been very supportive of this initiative and famous that ‘with IDP’s confirmed observe report’ they’d each religion that an excellent CE Programme can be delivered for the folks of Inishowen.

“This Well being and Social Care CE Programme is the primary of its variety within the nation and we’re delighted that we’re capable of work with IDP to ship this scheme for the folks of Inishowen,” Seamus added. 

“There might be quite a lot of work getting it off the bottom however I’ve nice confidence that my colleagues in DSP in Buncrana, along with the expertise inside IDP that they may ship an excellent scheme right here in Inishowen.”

The brand new CE contributors will proceed to obtain assist from the Division when it comes to childcare, medical card and different family advantages they had been entitled to when coming into the programme. 

Thomas Timlin, native DSP Neighborhood Improvement Officer, mentioned they make sure the contributors are supported by their employers as they accomplished the key healthcare awards.  

“By way of the Neighborhood Employment Programme contributors can achieve hands-on expertise, one to 1 assist from their employers and be given an exquisite alternative to realize a significant healthcare award in a supportive surroundings,” added Thomas. 

IDP are additionally holding an info session on the Well being and Social Care Sector in Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh on 25th and 26th September from 10am till 2pm. They are going to cowl matters resembling understanding your function, safeguarding, first help and development choices. 

Locations are restricted so electronic mail [email protected] to e book your spot or name IDP on 074 93-62218

New healthcare CE scheme to be piloted in Inishowen was final modified: September nineteenth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin