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8 October 2017 (VOL 13 WEEK 41)

Full Time Vacancies With DEAFHEAR.
Deafhear have a number of vacancies across their network of offices in Ireland. The vacancies are full time/permanent.

The positions are as follows: Operations Director. Director of Specialist Services. Children and Family Services Manager. Assistive Technology Manager. Social Work & Care Services Manager.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 17th October (by 5pm). For job descriptions on each position along with contact details to send your CV and application form, go to:

Trip to Lourdres with Irish Pilgrimage Trust.
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust have been in contact with us about their 2019 Easter trip to Lourdes. The closing date for applications is the 31st of October.

The trip is open to: Young people with a physical disability or medical condition (aged 9-18). Young people with a learning disability (aged 11-30). Seriously ill children under the age of 9, accompanied by a parent or close relative. Young adults between the age of 20 and 25 with a disability or illness.

The Trust welcomes applications from young people of any religious denomination. For more information, you can text 086 1030740. Further information on the Trust can be found at

Mentorship Training With SLIS For Sign Language Interpreters.
Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is setting up a mentoring system to support the quality and availability of sign language interpreters, with the intention to set up a panel of mentors in 2019 for interpreters seeking support for development of their competencies and skills.

A one-day training course for interpreters registered with SLIS on 'How to become an effective mentor' will take place in SLIS's office in DVI in Dublin on the 1st of November from 9am - 4pm. For more information, email:
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1 October 2017 (VOL 13 WEEK 40)

Sign Language story time in cork for 0 - 7 years old.
Have you a child who is interested in story time through sign language? If so, Cork City Libraries and Tory Top Library are organising 'Story Time' on Saturday 6th of October in Cork.

The event starts at 11am and is open to children aged 0 - 7. Our friend and interpreter colleague, Ray Greene, will be the signer on the day. Places are limited and advanced booking is essential. For more information, you can email Tory Top Library at

Change of date for Tralee street collection.
Our Street Collection which was due to take place last week had to be cancelled at short notice unfortunately.

Thankfully, we have managed to secure a permit to hold the collection instead on Thursday, the 11th of October. We are looking for volunteers to assist us on the day. If you have any spare time, please contact Jacqualyn or Sandra in our office & they will be happy to let you know of times/locations etc.

Upcoming church collections - volunteers required.
It's that time of year again when we are organising a number of Church Collections which require volunteers.

The collection dates & locations are as follows:
  • Sat and Sun 13th / 14th of Oct - Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglin.
  • Sat and Sun 3rd / 4th of Nov- Castlegregory, Cloghane, Brosna and Knocknagoshel.
  • Sat and Sun 17th / 18th of Nov - Killarney and Muckross.
  • Sat and Sun 24th / 25th of Nov - Ballymac, Firies, Ballyhar and Lyreacrompane.
If you would like further information on times/locations etc, please contact Noreen and Therese in our office. We truly appreciate all the support we get from volunteers and staff on collection days. Income raised from these collections enable us to provide support to customers that live within these parishes.
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