» Support provided in-house by our service:
William White (Manager) Willie grew up with Deaf parents and is known as a CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) in the Deaf community. He graduated from Bristol University/ Trinity College in 1994 where he studied Deaf Studies & Sign Language Interpreting. Since then he has worked continuously in the Deaf community and has now over 21 years of experience in this sector.
Geraldine Broderick (ISL Co-ordinator) Geraldine is Deaf and is our Irish Sign Language (ISL) Co-ordinator. Geraldine organises Home Tuition in ISL for families with a deaf child. In addition, she provides ISL tuition to staff members and to families who are outside the scope of the Home Tuition scheme. She also responds to queries from customers on sign language classes & ISL materials.
Therese Gallant (Elderly Outreach Worker) Therese is our elderly Outreach Officer and works on Mondays and Tuesdays. She visits elderly people with hearing loss in Nursing Homes, Community Centres and Active Retirement Groups. Therese also co-ordinates our Street & Church Collections.
Noreen Cronin (Admin/Reception/Accounts/PA) Noreen works Mondays and Tuesdays. She works with clients with general and Deaf/hard of hearing related issues. Her other duties include reception duties, admin, accounts, and PA to our Manager.
Sandra Kearney (Admin/Reception) Sandra is hard of hearing and works in our Centre on Wednesday & Thursday. Sandra covers admin & reception. She also works with Deaf and hard of hearing (hoh) clients with their general and Deaf/hard of hearing related issues.
» CE position sponsored by NEKD:
We have one part time CE (Community Employment) position which is sponsored by the North East Kerry Development. This person usually supports the work of in-house staff and is predominantly an admin role.
» Supports available from freelancers & external services:
Veronica White (Freelance Sign Language Interpreter) Veronica is a graduate of UCC & Bristol University Deaf Studies/Sign Language Interpreting. She can be booked for freelance sign language interpreting work via our Centre or a number of Sign Language Interpreting booking/referral agencies. Veronica is also actively involved in Sign Language Interpreters Munster & CODA activities.
Catherine White (Freelance Sign Language Interpreter). Catherine is a qualified Irish Sign Language (ISL) and British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. She is now available on a freelance basis for sign language interpreting assignments. She can be booked via our Centre or a number of Sign Language Interpreting booking/referral agencies. She is also qualified in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). She has extensive managerial & training experience and was the Co-ordinator of our successful EEI (Education Equality Initiative) a number of years ago. Catherine is also a CODA and has a wealth of experience in CODA related work.
Christina O'Donoghue (DALS Tutor) Christina is Deaf and a graduate of Gallaudet University in the United States. She provides English v Computer Literacy classes here on Tuesdays (11am - 4pm) and Thursday mornings (11am - 1pm). These classes are funded by DALS, the Deaf Adult Literacy Service. On Thursday afternoons, Christina also voluntarily facilitates a Deaf social get-together and arts & crafts classes in our Centre.
Patrick Doody (Home Tuition in ISL Tutor) Patrick is Deaf and works closely with Geraldine on the Home Tuition in ISL classes. Patrick is a former CE staff member here and now provides tuition in sign language to families of deaf children. The Dept of Education provides funding to parents to avail of these classes.
Aileen Curtayne (Deafhear Social Worker) If clients and/or their families require Social Work support we make referrals to Aileen Curtayne who is a Social Worker with Deafhear in Killarney.
John Patrick Doherty (Lay Chaplain NCDP). John Patrick is Deaf and provides Lay Chaplaincy support via the National Chaplaincy for Deaf People. John Patrick provides access to religious settings such as Christenings, 1st Holy Communions, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals. He is also available for hospital & home visits.