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We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.


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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Up to 50 Jobs for Galway with Shopify

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Up to 50 Jobs for Galway with Shopify

Thursday, May 28, 2015 

Up to 50 Jobs for Galway with Shopify

Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Shopify, a leading cloud-based commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, is to establish customer service operations in Ireland.

Shopify is looking to hire up to 50 people by early 2016.

The announcement is made with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Shopify is starting to hire Gurus, the company’s customer support agents, to work remotely in the Galway region.

“Our 24/7 customer support has become one of the most valuable services that we offer to our merchants,” said Roy Sunstrum, Director of Customer Support, Shopify. “By hiring Remote Gurus in Ireland, we can ensure that merchants around the globe, in any time zone, will have access to one-on-one support from one of our commerce experts. Ireland has become a major tech hub and the level of talent is what really drew us to the region.”

Shopify recruiters will be in Galway hosting a number of events from June 1-7, 2015 to meet with and interview potential candidates.

Events will be held at the following locations: 

  • Mayorality House, June 2nd - 5th 8am - 6pm 
  • Gaslight Bar Mayrick Hotel, June 2nd 7pm - 10pm
  • Tigh Neachtain Pub, June 3rd 7-10pm 
  • Ard Bia at Nimmos, June 4th 7pm - 10pm 
  • Grand Salon G Hotel, June 5th 7pm - 10pm 

See here for more information on further events to be added. 

Candidates looking for further information on the positions can apply here.

About Shopify

Shopify is a leading cloud-based commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops, providing merchants with a single view of their business.

Source: IDA Press Release

The CareersPortal Team