SWAP seeks to work towards the upskilling and employment of each participant by providing and sourcing work and training opportunities in order to engage in valued work in the community. The success of the SWAP project will not be measured solely in terms of employment attained by participants but by the solid foundations that are put in place for employment to be a real objective.
The collective SWAP ethos is very much about support and empowerment, both in relation to the participants that gain a placement on the scheme and the wider local community that the sub-sponsors serve. Participants get the opportunity to add formal qualifications to their experience and many have gained major awards in a variety of disciplines from Social Care to Accounting, Community Studies to Business Management. This has ensured a very healthy progression rate on the scheme and many participants have gained long-term employment as a result of their efforts and experiences. As a CE project SWAP receives all of its main funding from the Department of Social Protection and has an allocation of 46 positions in a variety of roles such as administration, reception, caretaking, cooking, cleaning, advocacy and support. The sub-sponsors and supervisors ensure that every participant who gains a position receives all the support and nurturing they need to develop personally and professionally and this, in turn, helps the project to support the local community – particularly those that are marginalized or vulnerable. Given the short-term and temporary nature of CE placements vacancies arise on the scheme regularly and SWAP are always delighted to meet with eligible and suitably motivated applicants to discuss participation options.
Current vacancies on the scheme are listed below and for further information or to apply, please contact Paul or Yvonne at our office at 94A Park Street Dundalk. Ph. 042 9328823, email firstname.lastname@example.org