Tuesday, 17 March 2020
I started work in Jigsaw in June 2015, but my journey to this organisation began, unbeknownst to me in 2008 when I lost my job in the recession. Returning to college as a mature student, I studied Youth and Community Work in NUI Maynooth. This decision provided the platform for me to critically reflect on society and the world around us, travel to areas of the world I would never have dreamt of and ultimately graduate with a first class honours. This lead to my first job in Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre as Youth Work Coordinator. After spending two years in that post I became aware of the role of Youth and Community Engagement Worker in Jigsaw Clondalkin. That was my first role in Jigsaw before taking up the post of Youth Engagement Coordinator in Jigsaw’s National Office.