Caitriona joined our team just as we opened our doors in November 2018. Originally from London, Caitriona moved to her husband's native county Monaghan in the summer of 2018 and they live in Carrickmacross.
Caitriona has a BA in English Literature & Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, and has over 14 years office experience, previously working as an administrator and events organiser in a secondary school in London for four years prior to moving to Ireland.
Caitriona manages and schedules therapies and activities, ensuring a full and varied programme and calendar of events is on offer for children and their families to avail of. She loves to see new families visit the centre, as well as catching up with the regulars (and even better if there's biscuits!)
(On maternity leave from June 2022)
Denise has joined DSCNE as Centre Manager in May 2022, having previously worked a similar role for the past 8 years in a local Charity organisation.
Denise has a BA in Business Management and over 18 years management experience.
Denise also volunteers with other local charities weekly and sits on the Board of Management for a Homeless charity and with Carrickmacross Local Development Group
Denise loves to meet new people and loves a chat! (and a nice cuppa). She also likes to spend time with their 3 children and walking their pampered pooch Daisy!
Jennifer joined our team in July 2022 as our Office Administrator/Support Worker. Jennifer is the first point of contact for families, visitors and other callers to DSCNE, answering queries and providing information. Jennifer also helps with the schedules and booking of appointments and helps with administrative tasks. She is also a support worker for the groups and loves to hang out with the children! You will mostly fin Jennifer at the Centre Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Jennifer is from Killanny, but now lives in Carrickmacross. County Monaghan and loves attending motorbike road racing with her husband and 3 children.
"My favourite part of the job is chatting with the kids and their families"
Gail joined our team in July 2022 as our Receptionist/scheduling support. Gail is also the first point of contact for families, visitors and other callers to DSCNE, answering queries and providing information. Gail is primarily responsible for the scheduling and booking of appointments and helps with administrative tasks. She is a keen organiser of events! You will find Gail in our centre Mon-Fri mornings.
Gail lives in Magheracloone with her husband, their 2 foster daughters and their 2 fur babies.
She loves peace and quiet, a good romance novel and long walks on the beach!
"My favourite part of the job is creating events that will help stimulate and bring smiles to the children, and of course all the snuggles!"
Ciara joined our team in July 2022 as our receptionist/social media administrator. Ciara is a first point of contact and will mostly be in the centre on a Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for all your queries.
Ciara has a BA in Public Relations and Online Communications from DkIT and has over 10 years’ experience in the service industry.
Ciara is from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, she enjoys movies & music, coffee dates, and is loving meeting all the families here at the centre.
Ciara previously lived in Toronto but relocated to her hometown in 2021 with her beautiful daughter Grace.
"My favourite part of the job is being able to use social media to create awareness for down syndrome and of our centre".
Kathy joined our team in February 2022 as our Support Worker. Kathy assists teachers and therapists to support children in small inviting, stimulating group settings.
Kathy is originally from Bailieboro, but living in Carrickmacross. She has succesfully completed Level 5 and 6 SNA Assisting courses and previously worked as a bus escort for Castleblayney College. She has also worked with adults with intellectual disabilities.
She has two grown up children and enjoys walking, running and boxercise classes in her free time.