Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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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  Liam Dowling

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.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster

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New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster

Thursday, March 03, 2016 

New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster

New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster distribution update. 

Such was the demand for our popular New Leaving Cert 2017 A2 Points Poster that stocks completely ran out at the IGC Conference in Limerick last weekend.

We have now liaised with a number of IGC Branches around the country to ensure that the poster will be available to any guidance counsellors who did not manage to pick one up at the conference, as it is not possible for us to deliver to individual schools.

Posters can be collected at the following IGC Branch Meetings: 

  • Limerick College of Further Education - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Waterford Teachers' Centre - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Ennis Education Centre - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Athlone Education Centre - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Kildare Education Centre - Tuesday March 8th
  • Donegal Careers Fair - Thursday March 3rd
  • Dublin - Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute - Tuesday March 15th 
  • Galway / Mayo Branch Meeting - Tuesday April 12th 
  • Dublin West - Tallaght Education Centre - Tuesday April 26th 
  • North Dublin Branch - Tuesday May 3rd
  • North East BranchShirley Arms, Carrickmaccross, Co. Monaghan - Tuesday May 10th 
  • Cork - UCC Tyndall -  Friday 22nd April

New locations will be added as they are made available. 

Please contact us with details of your next branch meeting if you are not included in this list and wish to have some copies for distribution to your members.

Phone: 01 - 2090797


The CareersPortal Team