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Want to learn more about Ability@Work? Contact
Marian Hennessy, Ability@Work Coordinator,
Doras Training & Employment Development Services,
Call 021-4643160 / 086-8057719 or
email hennessym@cope-foundation.ie



Ability@Work is a dedicated supported employment service which aims to bring young people with intellectual disabilities and /or autism closer to the labour market. This programme assists jobseekers at key transition points between education, training and employment. 


For Employers:

What are the benefits of employing someone through Ability@Work?

  • It enables companies to show positive leadership in their communities, by promoting inclusive workplaces.

  • Employers gain a greater insight and understanding around disability.

  • Employment can change a person’s life chances.

  • You can avail of Disability Awareness Training for your staff.

  • You can access a range of employment supports and incentives.

  • You will receive on –going support and monitoring from the Ability team.

 How does it work?

  • An Employment Facilitator will meet with both seeker and employer.

  • A Job Analysis will be completed.

  • A Job Match will be provided.

  • The Employment Facilitator is available to provide expertise and guidance to the employer and the job seeker.


For Job Seekers:

What can Ability@Work  do for you?

Ability@Work connects you with local employers and job opportunities.

We can assist you to become work ready and find a paid job.


-         Career guidance and planning

-         Vocational profiling

-         Job search support and advice

-         Job clubs

-         Up skilling & training

-         Interview techniques

-         Work behaviour training

-         Communications

-         Job Coach support

-         Job matching

-         Assistance integrating into the workplace

-         information on rights, entitlements, contracts and benefits

For more information contact:

Ability@Work Office,

Unit 54,

Penrose Wharf,

Penrose Quay,

Cork City.


Phone: 021-4552557

Email: hennessym@cope-foundation.ie


Information on what Cope Foundation does.


Services available to children who are aged between 0 and 6 years old.

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Services for people looking for a permanent or temporary residence. 

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Services available to school-leavers who have entered 3-year learning programmes.

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