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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Working with St Michael's House

Working with St Michael's House

What are the main occupation types employed?

To comprehensively support people with an intellectual disability, we employ a broad range of professionals:

Frontline Staff

  • RNID (Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability)
  • RGN (Registered General Nurse)
  • SRN (State Registered Nurse)
  • RPN (Registered Psychiatric Nurse)
  • Care Assistants
  • Social Care Workers
  • Social Care Leaders
  • Senior Supervisors
  • Employment Supports/Developers
  • Training Officers/Co-Coordinators
  • Heads of Unit
  • Pre-School Support Workers
  • PE Teachers/Instructors
  • Cook/Housekeepers
  • Domestics
  • Drivers
  • Escorts


  • CNM1 (Clinical Nurse Manager 1)
  • CNM2 (Clinical Nurse Manager 2)
  • CNM3 (Clinical Nurse Manager 3)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Service Management
  • Administration Management

Medical Professionals

  • Psychiatrists
  • G.P.s
  • Consultants


  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech & Language Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Home Teachers
  • Play Therapists
  • Dieticians

Shared Services

  • Finance
  • General Administration
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Procurement
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Training

Technical Services

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • Technical Officers
  • Ground Staff

Further information can be found on our website: www.smh.ie

What types of work contract are offered?

St. Michael’s House offers permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time contracts.


What are the key attractions?

Flexible Working Arrangement:
We offer flexible working arrangements and a supportive environment to help staff balance their working and private lives.
-    Full-time and part-time contracts
-    Flexible working
-    Family-friendly policies

Choice of Locations:
Staff can choose from over 170 locations across the Greater Dublin Area.

Career Development Opportunities:
We offer a number of incentive schemes to encourage staff to develop their careers.
-    Comprehensive, in-house training
-    Open Training College
-    Financial support

Competitive remuneration packages
-    Pension Scheme
-    Group discount VHI
-    Credit Union


The Research Department supports staff across the organisation to engage in service based research and evidence based service development . The Department also presents completed research projects to the wider St. Michael's House staff group through a quarterly Research Forum.

The ongoing Research and Teaching Partnership that St. Michael's House and UCD established in 2009 continues to develop.

What locations do you operate from?

Services at St. Michael’s House are delivered through 170 centers throughout Dublin City and County and Navan, Co Meath. . We have three regional headquarters at  Ballymun, Coolock and Goatstown.

 Map of Services
Map of Service Locations [Click to view larger]

What are the current employment trends?

NoteThere is currently a significant shortage of nursing staff nationally and St Michael's House have continous requirements in this area.

There is also some requirment for Social Care Workers.


Describe any particular characteristics of your workforce?

From our workforce of 1,329 (whole time equivalents), 17% are male and 83% are female.