Are you interested in working in intellectual disability services while you study for a social care degree?
St. Michael’s House and the Open Training College has developed an innovative scheme that allows people to work for the organisation and study for an approved qualification.
Work- Study Scheme
Work for a minimum of three days as a Direct Support Worker with St. Michael’s House while studying the QQI accredited, 3-year Level 7 degree - BA in Social Care with the Open Training College. Link to course details here
Benefits for You
- An entry into the area of social care in intellectual disability
- Inducted into the area of intellectual disability support
- Working and earning while studying for a QQI high quality qualification
- An interest in and commitment to the area of intellectual disability
- The ability to complete a level 7 degree
- Have the time flexibility to meet the requirements of the course including practice placements that are unpaid
- Be over 23 and/or have completed a relevant Level 5 or Level 6 qualification
- All applicants must also satisfactorily pass an entry interview, be fit to practice and gain Garda Clearance
St. Michael’s House (SMH) is a community-based organisation committed to providing a quality person centred service and high standard of living to people with an intellectual disability in the greater Dublin area.
St. Michael’s House is committed to providing individualised supports to people so that they can enjoy experiences, opportunities and lifestyles similar to their peers.
The core values of SMH are person centredness, community inclusion and active participation with a strong emphasis on quality in service delivery.
The job of a Direct Support Worker involves supporting people with an intellectual disability to take part in life activities and participate in their local community and society in general. This position will provide exciting opportunities for the successful applicant to develop their career by providing personal support services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Open Training College
The College’s mission is to provide learning opportunities in intellectual disability, social care, health-related and non-profit services that are flexible, accessible and accredited.
BA in Social Care
The course aim is that students leave with a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables them to engage and manage everyday operations in a social care area. The course is delivered through a blended model of learning (practice placement, online and classroom).
Interested in more details on the Work-Study scheme?
Contact Raymond Watson at
or Call (01) 2988544 and ask about the Work Study Scheme.