"Our most important asset is our people."
Shona Boyne, Director of Human Resources, Rehab Group
In the Rehab Group, the nature of the services that we provide means that our most important asset is our people. Positive interaction with our clients and service users to assist them in achieving their goals, and the relationships we build with our stakeholders are crucial to our success in achieving our mission, and for these we rely on the abilities and dedication of our staff.
The huge range of activity within Rehab Group reflects the many different backgrounds, skills and talents of the staff throughout the organisation. Service delivery and development within Rehab Group is driven by a team of committed, talented professionals, and both teamwork and pride in the organisation are a reality across the divisions of the Rehab Group.
Our HR Team is committed to the provision of best practice Human Resource Management. Ensuring that staff are supported in reaching their optimum performance in their role is a key HR priority. This website is designed to give prospective employees an insight into the different operations of the Group.
The Rehab Group operations in Ireland comprise:
The Rehab Group operations in the UK comprise:
Rehab's role goes beyond providing services that enable our clients to make the most of their skills and talents in the workplace and the wider community. We are also a leading campaigner for reforms to remove the barriers preventing equal opportunities, particularly for people with disabilities.
"Continuing to develop and expand our range of community-based health and social care services, with a significant focus on the development of high-support specialised services."
Laura Keane, Director of Health and Social Care Services, Rehab Group
RehabCare operates a wide variety of responsive health and social care services which reach into communities the length and breadth of Ireland. Each year more than 2,600 people of all ages and from all walks of life avail of these services which include resource centre services, supported accommodation, residential services, respite care, outreach and home-support. Choice, quality and personalised services are the cornerstones of RehabCare. We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our services, which are all designed to meet the individual wishes and requirements of each client.
RehabCare continues to develop and expand its range of community-based health and social care services nationally, with a significant focus on the development of high-support specialised services. The division also succeeded in achieving external validation and awards in a number of key areas in line with its mission, vision and values. RehabCare works in partnership with the Health Service Executive and enjoys significant support in the delivery of its services.
"Providing integrated employment for people with disabilities."
Seamus Clancy, Director of Rehab Enterprises
Rehab Enterprises provides integrated employment for people with disabilities in 14 locations around Ireland, as well as in the Netherlands and Poland.
At the end of 2012, we had a total of 408 people employed by Rehab Enterprises, of whom 176 were employed through the WSS. The WSS provides financial supports to employers in taking on people with disabilities and is open to all companies.
Rehab Enterprises offers dynamic business solutions to Irish industry nationwide in areas such as recycling, logistics, packaging and retail. Although its businesses operate in highly competitive markets, the company provides a supported environment for people with disabilities within the workplace. This includes adapted working environments and procedures, facilitative supervision and management, along with services to ease the transition into employment of people who have been out of work for considerable periods. Rehab Enterprises is committed to building sustainable businesses which provide appropriate and viable employment opportunities.
"An internationally-recognised world leader in the provision of high-quality, accredited training and specialist support."
Marie Kelly, Director of Training and Employment Services, Rehab Group
National Learning Network is Ireland's largest non-Government training organisation with more than 50 purpose-built training and employment facilities catering for around 5,000 students each year. The organisation offers over 40 different vocational programmes which carry nationally and internationally-recognised certification and are designed to lead directly to jobs or progression to further education.
National Learning Network continues to be an internationally-recognised world leader in the provision of high-quality, accredited training and specialist support to people who are distant from the labour market. Through a range of programmes developed with the benefit of almost 60 years' experience, the organisation continues to embrace person-centredness, best practice and innovation. A range of continuous professional development (CPD) courses aimed at upskilling trainers, teachers and other staff working in rehabilitation, inclusive education and community settings is also offered. National Learning Network continues to build a portfolio of FETAC Level 6 modules across a range of areas, including mental health and specific learning difficulty. Almost 5,000 learners benefited from National Learning Network's vocational and rehabilitative accredited training and support services last year. Over 90 per cent of those who complete training have been placed in employment or assisted in progressing to further training, education and other appropriate activities.
National Learning Network's continued success in achieving successful outcomes is based on a value-for-money framework in partnership with its main funders, FÁS and the Health Service Executive. This partnership is enhanced through the development of very positive relationships with the Departments of Health and Children; Jobs, Enterprise and Innovationt; Justice and Equality; and Education and Skills.
"Working in partnership with members of the communities in which we operate to gather funds to enhance the services provided by Rehab."
Dr John McGuire, Director of Fundraising, Rehab Group
Fundraising is a key activity within the operations of the Rehab Group in that it helps to bridge the gap between expenditure on providing services and the income received from such service provision. In particular, fundraising income is very important in the context of developing new services. The Group is engaged in a wide range of fundraising activities at local and national level as well as being involved in a number of lottery businesses.
The Group's flagship national fundraising event is the annual People of the Year Awards which give public recognition to individuals who, through their personal participation, courage and achievement, have made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of the community, whether at local or national level.
The Group actively pursues donation income from philanthropic foundations, dormant account funds, business corporations and bequests.
Rehab Group in the UK delivers a range of innovative training and employment solutions and social care and community outreach services throughout the UK, from Eastbourne to Inverness.
Collectively we deliver an impressive UK-wide range of vital services, all united under one common aim: improving lives and providing equal chances, equal choices and equal futures for disabled and excluded people across the UK.
Each of our services and constituent parts has its own strengths and skills and now more than ever we are working in partnership throughout the Group to provide joined-up services to people across the UK. This will intensify as we move forward.
We all operate under the umbrella of the internationally-acclaimed organisation Rehab Group, whose track record in providing services to society's most vulnerable people is inspirational and we benefit from the experience, expertise and best practice that being part of such a large organisation brings. New initiatives, such as the development of a Group-wide intranet, will further connect staff across our organisation.
"Employing the principles of good financial management and sustainable business to ensure Rehab can deliver high quality services to all those who use its services."
Keith Poole, Director of Finance, Rehab Group
As a not-for-profit organisation, resources within the Rehab Group are committed to services for people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups. Due to its high levels of clients and staff, the Group must ensure that it supports itself as an independent viable undertaking, through strong fiscal management.
The Finance function, incorporating Property Management, supports the Group's operations and assists in the development of new projects and services.
The dedicated finance function within the Group operates to best practice in financial reporting, and ensures compliance in governance with all relevant legislation and standards.
The property management team is responsible for managing the property portfolio, the maintenance and support of premises across the organisation and project managing the sourcing and acquisition of properties for new services.
"Promote the work of Rehab Group to a wide range of external audiences."
Cliodhna O'Neill, Director of Public Affairs and Communications.
The key responsibilities of the Communications and Public Affairs team are to promote the work of Rehab Group to a wide range of external audiences, to provide public relations and public affairs support to the Rehab Group and its divisions and to monitor, anticipate and react to external issues affecting Rehab Group and all of its divisions and people with disabilities living in all the countries that Rehab Group works in.
The Directorate and team also develops Rehab Group’s profile as a key voice on disability issues within the sector as well as promoting the work of Rehab Group and the abilities of the people who access our services.
The Communications and Public Affairs team have overall responsibility for all Rehab Group publications including print, broadcast and online.
Sarah Jane Dillon, Director of Policy and Service Compliance, Rehab Group
The key responsibilities of the Policy and Service Compliance Directorate are to lead on the Rehab Group’s Policy Framework and its service compliance/clinical governance infrastructure and practice. This remit includes a central focus on clinical governance, risk management, service compliance and continuous improvement in all clinical and client activity.
The directorate is also responsible for leading the strategic development and operation of the Group’s health and safety systems, for co-ordinating the Group’s Risk Management System, and for the operational management of the HeadsUp suicide prevention service.