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Bailieborough Locals Take Part in Job Shadow Day

01/05/2015 Bailieborough Locals Take Part in Job Shadow Day

National Job Shadow Day (Wednesday 22nd April) gave seven people who use the services provided by RehabCare in Bailieborough the chance to job shadow people in the local businesses. The IASE’s Job Shadow Day initiative gives people with disabilities the opportunity to shadow workers from different businesses to get a taste of working in the professional workplace.

Gerard Mc Kitterick honed his gardening skills in the Garden Centre while Rose Brady helped to pamper people in Blossoms Beauty Salon. Gerard Denning got sporty at the Leisure Centre while Cathal Breslin spent the day at Taxi & Cabs.

Kenneth Wallace spent the day with the boys in blue in Bailieborough Garda Station. He really enjoyed his day. “I learnt a lot about what the Garda Síochana do on a daily basis. They are always very busy! We went out patrolling Bailieborough town and had to stop a vehicle on the road. The Garda and myself checked the vehicle for tax and NCT. All was fine and the person went about their business. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would love to do it again!”

Bridget Reilly went to St. Anne’s Primary School, “It was great to get the opportunity to work alongside a primary school teacher and see what their work is like. I enjoyed doing activities with the younger classes and helping out during break times. Next year I would like to do it again.”

Dog-owner Derek Smyth went to one of his favourite Vets 4 Pets, “I bring my own dog here regularly for checkups and vaccinations. I was delighted to get the opportunity to work alongside my vet. I found it very interesting and enjoyed meeting all the animals needing the vets care and attention. I really enjoy animals and found this placement for job shadow day perfect for me.”

In partnership with the Health Service Executive, the RehabCare resource centre in Bailieboro provides a wide range of high-quality person-centred services activities for over 20 people with disabilities.

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