Galway Centre for Independent Living provides an Educational Support Assistant Service to people with disabilities in Galway City and County. This assistance is given at the direction and discretion of the Service User (Leader), to ensure that they can engage in educational activities which further enhances independent living and facilitates the individual applying self-determination and control over their own life.
The role of the Educational Support Assistant is personalised to the requirements of the individual Leader and may include:
Galway Centre for Independent Living is the employer of the Educational Support Assistant, but the Leader takes on the role of their day-to-day line manager. This means that the Leader will take on the direct supervision and on-the-job training of the Personal Assistant to ensure that their requirements are met. All Leaders who receive a service from GCIL will be offered full training in this role. Galway Centre for Independent Living, in their role as employer, will ensure that:
Education Support Funding may be available through Third Level Education Institutions. The application for this funding must be made directly with the Third Level Institution.
For details and a free Consultation please contact the Bridie – Service Coordinator, Galway Centre for Independent Living on 091 773910