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Amy's Story

The image shows Amy Sweeney, a family support worker with Enable Ireland, standing and smiling. Amy is dressed in a grey cardigan with blue jeans.

“My name is Amy Sweeney and I’m a Family Support Worker in the Midwest.

I love my job. Supporting children with disabilities was always something I wanted to do.

I support families who have children with disabilities, in their home setting.

I take care of all the children’s needs throughout the day. We get out and about in the community, we go for walks. There is always lots of entertainment, music, dancing and fun.

The support I provide means a lot to the family. They can take a break, or do some work around the house. They can spend some time with their other children.

In Enable Ireland, there is a strong sense of teamwork and working together. The staff are very approachable, and I know I could talk to someone if I had a concern and I would be listened to.

The support from Enable Ireland is great. I feel I am a valued member of the team. They say that when you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life, and I feel like that about my job.

Having a positive impact on a child’s day is everything.”

 

Enable Ireland makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities. We are a progressive, inclusive and flexible organisation, and we have a strong culture of children and family first.  We provide a supportive environment for our employees where you can develop your professional and personal skillsets.  We provide excellent training opportunities and pathways to continued professional development and career progression. Right now, we have a variety of clinical, therapy and support job opportunities nationwide. Visit our Careers page and join Team Enable today: https://www.enableireland.ie/about-us/careers