Testimonial from Ursula, Service User
“Having suffered a stroke in 2009, my Job Coach sourced ‘my perfect’ job for me and it has been a life saver, I absolutely love it and believe the therapy has been super for me. Many thanks for all your support; I really don’t know where I would have been...”
Testimonial from Neil and Marion, Employer
“We met our newest employee, Daphne, through the EmployAbility service. From our initial meeting, through to the stage of agreeing a suitable role for Daphne, we found the process to be efficient, friendly and very helpful...”
Testimonial from Peter Fowler, Employer
“I have been working in partnership with EmployAbility Service Waterford for a number of years and found their professional service excellent. They have referred excellent candidates with...”
- Free recruitment and employment service
- Database of skilled jobseekers
- Access to a committed, local work force
- On-going support from a professional team of Job Coaches
- Advice of employment grants and supports
Employment Grants & Supports
A range of employment supports aimed at helping employees with a disability to obtain and retain employment.
Reasonable Accommodation Fund for the Employment of People with Disabilities, incorporating:
Workplace Equipment/Adaption Grant (WEAG)
Provides funding for a person with a disability who is starting or already in employment to make their workplace more accessible or equipment easier to use.
Job Interview - Interpreter Grant (JIIG)
Grant for an interpreter to accompany a person with a speech or hearing impairment to a job interview.
Personal Reader Grant (PRG)
Provides funding to employ a personal reader to assist someone who is blind or visually impaired in their work.
Employee Retention Grant Scheme (ERGS)
Aims to help employers retain employees who become disabled through sickness or injury.
Other services available to support the employment of people with disabilities:
Wage Subsidy Scheme
Financial assistance to employers to encourage them to employ people with disabilities.
Disability Awareness Training for Employers
Grants to employers to assist with the cost of disability awareness training.
How can I apply for any of these services/supports?
Contact your Local Employment Service or EmployAbility Service Office.