Rehabilitative Training

Amanda O'Connell & Lisa Keegan

The Rehabilitative Training Programme is open to young school leavers between the ages of 18 to 22 years whose education profile would generally range from Junior Certification school programme to Applied Leaving Certificate Level. Adults must live in CH09 area and are funding approved by Day Opportunities Team in the HSE. The programme provides support during the transition from school to further education and or employment, the RT has an important role in working with the adults on developing personal independence and social skills. Adults are expected to travel independently to the course.

The RT programme implements the New Direction approach to service delivery which is based on the principles of person centeredness, community inclusion, active citizenship and high-quality service delivery. RTC offers and introductory Pre- Vocational Skills Training aimed at school leavers with a physical/sensory and or a mild learning disability.

The course duration is two years. The programme is designed to support adults to achieve a good life in accordance with their own wishes, needs and aspirations. Each adult on the programme is assigned a Keyworker who will support the adult throughout their programme duration. We offer QQI modules at Levels 1 & 2 and other personal development modules to complete formal and informal educational qualifications. Adults participate in optional modules such as Horticulture, Woodwork, Art & Drama. Some of these are delivered off site in the community.

Opening in March 2022, to assist in fulfilling the needs of learners located in West Dublin, the Ongar Hub is home to the CRC’s second Rehabilitative Training centre.  It is the sister programme of the Rehabiliatation Training  Centre in Clontarf. The centres mirror each other in terms of the courses offered.

How to Apply

The CRC receive referrals from the HSE Occupational Guidance, Adult Day and Rehabilitative Training Services.