Services for Individuals

If you are seeking employment, the following programmes can assist:

Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 
Our SICAP team can help you to find the support you need to prepare for employment. When you meet with us we will discuss how we can help you to progress towards employment. This might be by helping you to plan what you need to do to make yourself more employable or it could be through providing you with Safepass, HACCP, First Aid Responders or other training. We work very closely with the Local Employment Service Network (LESN), Jobs Club and Tús so we will do our utmost to ensure that we do not waste your time by repeating work you have aready done. Contact Gerard Callan and Michael Donohoe today to learn how we can help you to get back into the world of work.

Local Employment Service Network (LESN)
If you are receiving a social welfare payment you might be referred into us to receive intensive career development  & guidance supports. Those not on a social welfare payment or if you are wishing to return to employment you may also receive supports. Please phone your local office with your PPS number and the team will advise on the next step.

  • Employment Supports include:
  • One to one career development & guidance.
  • Referrals to training & education courses and supporting agencies.
  • Employer contacts and advice on government schemes.
  • Access to job boards and office resources.
  • Support with CV preparation and interview skills.
  • Access to financial funding to enable job seekers to move closer to employment such as training, work place supports and employability skills supports.

Local Offices:

  • Monaghan 047 72191 
  • Clones 047 52994
  • Ballybay 042 97 48090
  • Castleblayney 042 97 49500
  • Carrickmacross 042 96 64051

Jobs Club
The Jobs Club is the final step to complete job preparation and job ready skills to get that job. This service provides:

  • Job Club training programmes which is run in the mornings Monday to Thursday for 3 weeks, it moves around the county and covers Monaghan, Clones, Ballybay, Castleblayney & Carrickmacross. Courses cover intensive job searching and job preparation skills such as CV’s, cover letters & interview skills.
  • Shorter Workshops run for 3 days throughout the county.
  • One to one supports are also provided by the Jobs Club team and can be arranged in any of the main offices: Monaghan, Clones, Ballybay, Castleblayney & Carrickmacross. 

Please phone the Jobs Club on 042 974 8090 or 0868105058 or email Link to Job Club courses

If you are seeking to upskill, the following programmes can assist:

Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
Learning opens the doors of opportunity. Some people have trouble getting started on their learning journey and others may have gotten lost along the way. The SICAP programme will assist you to open the doors to learning and greater possibilities in your life. Our team will listen to you and your needs. You may feel you lack self confidence, motivation or that you need support to develop a plan to upgrade your skills. We will work with you to enable you to move smoothly into the learning environment. We will also do our utmost to ensure that we do not waste your time by repeating work you have already done. Contact Gerard Callan and Michael Donohoe today to learn how we can help you to get back into the world of learning.

LESN
If you are receiving a social welfare payment you might be referred into us to receive intensive career development  & guidance supports leading to upskilling and training. Those not on a social welfare payment or if you are wishing to return to employment you may also receive supports toward upskilling. Please phone your local office with your PPS number and the team will advise on the next step. Employment Supports include:

  • One to one career development & guidance.
  • Referrals to training & education courses and supporting agencies.
  • Employer contacts and advice on government schemes.
  • Access to job boards and office resources.
  • Support with CV preparation and interview skills.
  • Access to financial funding to enable job seekers to move closer to employment such as training, work place supports and employability skills supports.

Local Offices:

  • Monaghan 047 72191 
  • Clones 047 52994
  • Ballybay 042 97 48090
  • Castleblayney 042 97 49500
  • Carrickmacross 042 96 64051

Volunteer Centre
Volunteering can provide opportunities to develop your skills in a variety of ways. Management skills can be developed and enhanced through involvement in a local project. Experience can be gained by volunteering within specific projects, e.g. coaching with a local sports club. For more details on the volunteer opportunities available in Co Monaghan visit Monaghan Volunteer Centre, contact a VC team member on 047 72191, or email .

If you want to start your own business the SICAP programme can help:

Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
The SICAP team hold regular information events for unemployed people who want to start their own business. Our experienced staff have helped hundreds of individuals to successfully start a new business venture. We can provide you with self employment training and assist with business planning, funding application, business registration and book-keeping training free of charge.

To find out more contact Julie or Patricia on 042 9749500 or email .

Volunteering connects you to others, is good for your mind and body, can advance your career and can bring fun and fulfillment to your life. Who would have thought that giving a little time to your community could have so many positive benefits! But with busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer and even harder to find the right volunteering opportunity. So let us help you along the way. We have many groups in search of volunteers and a skilled team who can help you to make the right match. Learn more by contacting a Monaghan Volunteer Centre team member on 047 72191, or email .

If you are an employer the programmes below may be of benefit to your business:

Local Employment Service Network (LESN)
Our Local Employment Service (LESN) and Jobs Club provides an FREE Employer Liaison Service. We support local recruitment needs and can match job ready people with employers and vacancies. Employers can use our offices to conduct interviews, receive recruitment advice and information on government incentives. If you have any recruitment requirement please phone your local office.

Local Offices:

  • Monaghan 047 72191 
  • Clones 047 52994
  • Ballybay 042 97 48090
  • Castleblayney 042 97 49500
  • Carrickmacross 042 96 64051

I am under 18 years of age
We work with schools and people under 18 years in Co Monaghan to offer a range of supports, services and activities in partnership with other organisations. If you are an individual under 18 or a group of people under 18 that wants to discuss a particular service or support please contact us.

If you want to secure a work placement in your community, the following programmes can help:
Monaghan Integrated Development operates 2 community employment schemes. These are the Tús Scheme and the Rural Social Scheme (RSS).

Tús
Tús is designed to provide short-term work opportunities for those who are unemployed and on the Live Register. Participants will work for 19½ hours a week and the placement lasts for 12 months. All the work carried out by participants in the Tús programme supports provision of services by community and voluntary bodies.The majority of unemployed people who are eligible for this scheme will be selected at random and contacted by the social welfare office and offered the opportunity to participate in Tús. A small number of places are open to individuals to apply directly. More details on how to participate in Tús are available on our programmes page.

RSS
The Rural Social Scheme is a community work programme aimed at farmers and farm families with a focus on the provision of direct services in the community. The aim of the Rural Social Scheme is to: 
• Provide income support for farmers and fishermen who are currently in receipt of long term Social Welfare payments.
• Provide certain services of benefit to rural communities by harnessing the skills and talents of the farmers participating on the scheme.
• Give participants opportunities to improve existing, or develop new skills, and perform valuable work in the community.
If you are a farmer, or a member of a farm family you may be eligible to participate on this scheme. More details on RSS are available here or you can contact MID on 042 9749500 or email .