Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland are highly driven to develop and promote opportunities for people with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and other physical disabilities to participate in sports at a level of their choice. In order to be able to do this CPSI employ a sports development officer who undertakes a number of key projects and programmes around the country.
The successful running of this role, involves a number of key relationships. Primarily these are with staff and volunteers in CPSI, Sport NGBs: Irish Sports Council; Local Sports Partnerships and mainstream sports and related organisations.
Throughout the year, the Development Officer will work:
- To co-ordinate and implement a number of CPSI sports programmes.
- Will liaise with CPSI sports disciplines and managers to implement the programmes in Soccer, Athletics , Boccia, swimming and cycling.
- To maintain and update resource material and develop training programmes to support and strengthen the administration and operation of sports disciplines.
- To assist in talent identification for progress to competitive and high performance sport.
- To enhance the sport volunteer base and support its work
- To provide technical support services to schools, facilities and external groups
- To establish links with other NGBs, local sport partnerships, the social inclusion disability officers and other bodies interested in sport for people with a disability and
- To implement policy and operational directives as appropriate to Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland..
Overall Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland want to encourage positive attitudes to all sport and recreational activities through well developed and planned programmes. CPSI aim to positively influence individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and other physical disabilities and create an environment where participation in sport is accessible and appropriate