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Staff Stories

What is it like to work at WALK?

At WALK, we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We look for the best staff teams to support our vision and mission. 

When we find them, we do our best to keep them! We nurture people. 

We encourage regular discussions between staff and their line managers - and indeed other managers! We encourage people to sample different types of work. Through various different human resources supports and initiatives we aim to get the best from our greatest asset, our staff team! Some of these initiatives include: A comprehensive Learning and Development Policy; a Performance Development System; A Wellbeing Committee; A Mental Health in the Workplace Policy.

This page is dedicated to sharing stories from our staff team. It hopefully gives you an insight in to what it is like to work with WALK.

Keep an eye on our jobs page for information on upcoming jobs at WALK. 

Read some of our staff stories!

Vicki at the Health Management Institute Awards

Vicki's Career Turnabout!

"My favourite thing about WALK is the people; the staff and the people we support. Even if you’re having a tough day there is always someone to cheer you up or make you laugh".

Vicki left school and studied Psychology in University College Cork.  Following on from that she did a Masters before moving to Limerick to work as an Assistant Psychologist in the University of Limerick....Up to this point, her career path was headed in the direction of working towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist. In an effort to gain further experience with diverse populations, Vicki began working in WALK in September 2014. Her initial plan was to gain the experience she needed that would help her secure a place on a clinical psychology doctorate.  Well, the 6 month plan turned in to a 4 year plus plan. 

Click below to read more about Vicki's journey in WALK that has led her to becoming a Project Liasion Officer in two of WALK's very exciting projects in Tallaght University Hospital and in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

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Embracing change

Claire's - from Gaisce to Team Leader

Claire started in WALK as a teenager to get Community Involvement hours for the Gaisce award with a couple of friends. "20 years later, two of us are still here and I’m Team Leader in our Residential Service managing three houses". 

Claire pursued different career options after school until she retrained in social care work.  

"In 2010 I started volunteering in the day centre, did one of my college placements here and landed a role in Community Inclusion. I started out supporting one person 8 hours a week, and built from there".

Click below to read how Claire's experience across different parts of the service coupled with her interest in management lead towards a team leadership role.

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