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Employer Irish Wheelchair Association
Job Title Rehabilitative Training Facilitator- Clontarf

Permanent, part time role (19.5 hour)

Overall Purpose of Job

To plan, deliver and evaluate life-skills training for people with physical disabilities and/or acquired brain injury within Irish Wheelchair Association’s Rehabilitative Training programme.  To support and motivate people to develop the skills and aptitudes needed to progress towards increased personal effectiveness, confidence and independence; e.g. participating in their community, moving onwards towards further educational opportunities, or improving job readiness.

You will work with people through both group workshops and one-to-one facilitation to support them to develop new skills and to identify and work towards personal goals.  This will involve a combination of both QQI-accredited and informal training based in IWA, and also the wider community.


You will work as part of a team collaborating with the RT Liaison Officer and Programme Assistants, as well as with staff from other IWA services, and RT programmes.  You will develop links with community organisations and services to provide a diverse range of community-based learning opportunities for Rehabilitative Training participants. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To plan and deliver bespoke training sessions to people with physical disabilities as part of IWA’s Rehabilitative Training Programme, including both QQI-accredited and informal training activities

  • To develop and maintain training materials and resources for use within various training modules

  • To direct programme assistants in supporting training activities and engaging participants in workshops and individual activities.

  • To deliver training consistent with required standards for participants to achieve QQI awards where relevant

  • To evaluate, improve and share training materials for the benefit of all IWA service users

  • To support individuals with one-to-one goal setting within IWA’s Individual Support Service

  • To work as part of a team to ensure the overall development of the RT programme in line with HSE’s New Directions implementation plans

  • To maintain records and information in line with Quality Assurance standards and to prepare materials for internal and external audit and verification processes

  • To perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the RT Coordinator


Training, Experience and Qualifications


  • QQI level 6 or higher in Occupational Therapy, Adult Education & Training/Guidance or similar educational or social science related discipline is required

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of training and facilitation in an informal/community setting is essential

  • Experience of one-to-one mentoring and/or occupational therapy work is desirable

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills

  • Excellent administration skills, organisation and time management

  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite

  • An ability to adapt basic or generic learning outcomes into bespoke practical training workshops and activities

  • An ability to develop and evaluate comprehensive programmes of training for ongoing use and to evaluate and update programmes

  • An ability to guide, advise and utilise programme assistants to support students in engaging fully during various training activities

  • Experience of working with people with physical disabilities or other marginalised groups is desirable

  • A working knowledge of administration requirements for QQI awards is desirable


  • Commitment to a person-centred approach

  • Flexible approach to work

  • Be of good character

  • High level of confidentiality


  • Teamwork

  • Innovation & Creativity

  • Adaptability, drive & resilience

  • Accountability

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Salary range between €25,752 and €42,891 (DOE)

  • Vouched expenses and mileage

  • Excellent working conditions

  • Training & development opportunities

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata

  • Access to Defined Contribution Pension scheme and group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Bike to Work Scheme

  • TaxSaver Scheme

  • Employee discount for IWA Gym

Location Clontarf, Dublin
Date Added 206 days ago
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