Supporting Employment

Employment Opportunities

Tús Community Work Placement Initiative

The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme which provides short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. The work opportunities benefit the local community and are provided by community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas. Tús aims to break the cycle of unemployment and to prepare each person for a return to the labour market. Being employed gives people a sense of purpose and provides a structure to life. It also gives a great sense of social inclusion, identity and status while affording opportunities for development and increased confidence.

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Rural Social Scheme (RSS) 

The aims of the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) are to provide income support for farmers and fishermen who are currently in receipt of long term Social Welfare payments including Farm Assist, and to provide certain services of benefit to rural communities.

This scheme allows low-income farmers and fishermen who are unable to earn an adequate living from their farm holding/fishing, to earn a supplementary income.

The intention of the Scheme is that the projects carried out are beneficial to the local community and that participants have the opportunity to improve existing or develop new skills.

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Personal and Career Coaching

If you need help getting your life back on track our local SICAP support workers offer a free confidential, one-to-one personal coaching service. Explore options that relate to personal growth and well-being, social connection, training opportunities, future work-planning and goal-setting.

One to One Supports 

Niamh & Michelle are our SICAP Employment Support Workers. We provide confidential one to one job seeking supports, these include:

CV preparation:

This CV service offers the chance to look at all your experience and qualifications and to highlight your attributes and match relevant skills to employers.

Interview preparation:

Preparing for an Interview and being familiar with the most common interview questions. To enable you to be confident and ready for the questions that might be asked.

Cover letters:

  • Preparing a cover letter for an employer.
  • Information on courses:
  • Help with obtaining information on courses.
  • Help with setting up personal profiles on job advertisement platforms.
  • Whether you want to return to the workforce, up-skill, or change career we can look at your options.
  • Talking through where to go next and how to progress in your career path.

Contact Information:

Niamh Reilly Mobile: 0877413249 Email:

Michelle Quinn Mobile: 0877470562 Email: