Deirdre Ball, Employment Facilitator

Deirdre has worked in the area of disability for the last eighteen years, initially in a residential setting and then in the community. She joined the EmployAbility Clare team seven years ago where she concentrates on supporting jobseekers with an illness, injury or disability to source and retain employment.Deirdre likes to think outside the box, […]

Marcella Casey, Employment Facilitator

Marcella joined EmployAbility Clare in May 2008 and is responsible for assisting candidates and employers in West Clare and Ennis. Deeply committed to continuous learning and development, Marcella completed an honors degree in professional and social studies in 1999 – specialising in learning difficulties. She completed level 3 in Irish Sign Language from SLAI (Sign […]

Jennifer Coleman, Employment Facilitator

Jennifer (known to colleagues as Jenny) has been with the service for eight years. She works with clients in North Clare, from Ballyvaughan to Miltown Malbay and everything in between! She enjoys getting people to discover and realise their employment potential and options. Jenny has an MBS from the Smurfit School of Business, a Social […]

Tomás De Buitléir, Employment Facilitator

Tomás joined EmployAbility Clare in 2005 and is currently based in the Shannon office. With an engineering degree and qualifications in quality management and information technology, prior to joining the Service, Tomás worked in industry in the areas of process engineering, quality assurance and logistics. He served as Acting Team Leader in 2007 and during […]

Lorraine Hughes, Employment Facilitator

Lorraine joined EmployAbility Clare in July 2006 as an Employment Facilitator and deals with candidates and employers in East Clare and Ennis.Lorraine’s association with community development commenced in 1999 when she joined Tallaght Community Arts Centre. She then went on to complete a HDip in Community and Youth Work in NUI Maynooth in 2001 before […]

Karen Kelleher, Administrator

Karen has been the Administrator with EmployAbility Clare since 2004. With qualifications in bookkeeping, administration, health & safety and information technology, she has worked in both the private and public sectors, in the UK and Ireland, in a number of roles such as office manager, sales representative and administrator. Karen enjoys her role as Administrator. […]

Deirdre Larkin, Employment Facilitator

Deirdre joined EmployAbility Clare in 2002 and played a significant role in developing the service and the improvement of good practice from the outset. In 2007 she took on the role of employment specialist on the ‘Career Link 2007’ pilot project supporting clients through training, career planning and their subsequent employment. Prior to joining EmployAbility […]

Yvonne Madden, Employment Facilitator

A native of Ennis, Yvonne spent a number of years working in London and Dublin before returning to her home town and joining Employability Clare in 2004. Working part-time, Yvonne is an Employment Facilitator covering the Ennis area. However, having taken a rather quantum leap in recent years for a townie out to the country, […]

Helen McQuillan, Team Leader

Helen joined EmployAbility Clare in December 2013. Previously, she led a self-employment programme, Let’s Get Started, for people with disabilities and illness, supported by Brothers of Charity Clare. Helen’s career has focused on community development, social inclusion, social research, strategic planning and programme management. Helen has worked in several third level institutions – DCU, UL […]