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.

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New Course - Garden Design and Horticulture

Garden Design and Horticulture - 5M2586

A one year level 5 course in one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors.

This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding Irish horticulture sector and provides students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horticulture and gardening industry. Students will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, practical experience, mandatory work placement, and independent study. This course is designed to meet new needs for people interested in a career in horticulture, setting up their own horticultural business, or who want to introduce self-sufficiency into their lifestyle.

Starting September 2017 Interviews 31st May.

Phone 018026577, email dunboynecollege@lmetb.ie  or apply online here.

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