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WALK, a Leinster-based service provider for people with disabilities, has been providing community-based supports for over 50 years. Through its 16 models of support the organisation specialises in tailoring the types and supports it provides to suit the individual. Our focuses on engagement is in community settings; broadly in the areas of employment, training and community living. The organisation empowers people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society. This means that people are facilitated to access any community facility that will support their life-time ambitions. At WALK we believe that every person who wants to work, have a job or a career, can do so. We know it is the person’s drive and ambitions that enables them to reach their goals, our role is as a facilitator in their journey. The people WALK supports enables us to work towards our vision, that is, of being an inclusive society where communities value and treat all people as equal citizens.

WALK is an innovative and dynamic organisation where change is rapid and constant. The organisation has achieved both national and international quality awards for high quality service delivery and human resource management.

We are currently recruiting for: 

Community Connector (Day Supports)


WALK is seeking applications for the role of Community Connector to join our Day Opportunities team in Swords, Grange Gorman and Southside locations .

The Community Connector will play an active role in the on-going development of person-centred practice and thinking within WALK and will be responsible for the day-to-day supports of individuals who use our service. Community Connectors are an integral part of the organization's efforts to ensure people supported have the best possible life.

General Role Outline:

The purpose of this role is to provide support to people taking part in WALK’s Day support services to enable them to build a lifestyle and live their life as part of their chosen community. The roles are based on clear principles of supporting people to make and exercise choice and marks an innovative and forward-looking departure from the traditional Day Services models.

The successful candidate will be an essential component of a support team. This team will be focused on delivering key outcomes for individuals specifically in the areas of employment, education/training and personal development.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in Social Care or a related field.
  • Values and beliefs that are aligned with those of the Organisation
  • Two years’ experience working with people with disabilities/social care sector and of assisting individuals to achieve valued social roles
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with people whose behaviour can challenge.
  • Flexibility is essential to adapt your approach to meet individual service user needs.
  • Be highly organised and enthusiastic with a hands on, professional approach.
  • Uses good interpersonal and communication skills to influence and inspire others, build constructive relationships and achieve outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be motivated, resilient and patient.
  • Ability to work flexibly as a member of a team.
  • Good administration and IT skills

Detailed Job description attached.Community Connector job description

If you do not meet all the requirements listed, but feel you have other relevant experience that would make you suited to the role, please still apply and highlight this in your cv or cover letter.

How to apply:

To apply for the role please send a copy of your CV to by 26/07/2024 with “Community Connector” in the subject line of your email.

Referral & Transition Coordinator


WALK is seeking applications for the role of Referral and Transition Coordinator.

The Referrals & Transition Coordinator will develop robust systems to manage and organise all referrals both in and out of WALK.

This involves both Day and Supported Living Referrals, ensuring compliance with all WALK systems and regulatory requirements.

Detailed job description attached Referral and Transition Coordinator Job Description July2024

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to by 31/07/2024.

Please mention the job title in the subject line of the email.

Social Care Worker (Supported Living services)


At WALK, we strive to offer people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to live the life of their choosing.

WALK is interested in reaching out to committed individuals who want to make a real difference in the lives of others.

As part of our growing development of supports for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, we are now seeking applications for the Social Care Worker position (Part time) to work as part of our Supported Living services.

Social Care Worker is responsible in supporting people’s to achieve the vision and goals in accordance to their will and preference as outlined in their personal plan. Social care worker will empower people supported to live self-determined lives in socially inclusive communities. To support families as appropriate and in accordance with the wishes of the person supported. To build social capital in the communities, and support people to enhance their socially valued roles and contribute to the community.

Social care worker will work in collaboration with the support team, leadership team, clinical team, and all other stakeholders to ensure people have a safe and effective service. Social care workers will support the team leader/coordinator to achieve and maintain HIQA regulatory compliance.

Closing date for applications is 26/07/24.

Full job description for the position attached2024 PT Social Care Worker job description (Part time)

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to

Please mention the job title in the subject line of your email.

Relief Staff (Supported Living Services)


We hire on an ongoing basis for our Relief Panel.  

Please see here for Relief advert

Hourly rate depends on qualifications and experience. 

Full drivers license is essential for this position. 

If you would like to apply, send a CV and cover letter clearly stating ‘Relief Panel Application’ to

What we offer

There are many benefits to working at WALK.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Scheme (operated by VHI)
  • Performance Development System
  • Dedicated learning and development plans
  • Up to 25 days Annual Leave.
  • Various leave types (conditions apply) marriage/civil partnership, paternity, compassionate, adoptive.
  • Paid maternity leave (conditions apply)
  • Permanent Health Insurance (conditions apply)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension 7% Employers Contribution (subject to HSE funding)
  • Death in Service benefit of four times salary (conditions apply)
  • Further Education Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Travel (bike-to-work schemes/tax saver commuter tickets)

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WALK Head Office, 1 Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

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Phone: +353 (0)1 465 03 88
Fax: +353 (0)1 460 78 99

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WALK is a registered Charity. Charity number is CHY 10777. Companies Registration Number 322400. Registered Charity Number (CRA Number) 20028008
WALK is the trading name for Walkinstown Association for People with an Intellectual Disability Limited. All rights reserved. © WALK 2015
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