Kim Wulff has recently been appointed as Manager of NCBI’s National Rehabilitation Centre, Sally McEllistrim reports,
Originally from Canada, Kim says that she decided to pursue a career as a Rehabilitation Worker when she experienced first hand the progress a close relative made in becoming independent.
Kim says “I was very young when I watched her learn how to prepare her own breakfast and travel routes around the neighborhood with her Long Cane. So in 2009, after graduating with a degree in Health Sciences, I went on to complete my training as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor.”
Kim then took sail and gained a wealth of experience, “This work took me to New Zealand, where I specialised in working with children and qualified as an Independent Living Skills Instructor. I lived in “the land of the long white cloud” for two years, and once I’d eaten, bungee jumped and trekked my way around the country, I decided that I had been officially bitten by the traveling bug.
I moved to Ireland, where I continued to develop my practice through my work as a Rehabilitation Instructor (with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind). This role gave me the chance to explore all 26 counties, and learn how Irish people truly live.”
Outside of work Kim loves a challenge and to explore, “I enjoy hiking, travelling, and getting stuck into a jigsaw puzzle.”
“I joined the NCBI as National Training Manager in December, and over the past few months have been settling in to the team and learning about all that the Training Centre has to offer. Going forward, I’m really looking forward to helping the NCBI to shape and deliver world class rehabilitation services.”
The National Training Centre offers personalised rehabilitation services to people between 18 and 65. The “Learning for Life” programme is designed to help people build skills and confidence in independent living, technology, and communication. Some modules are certified by QQI which help on the pathway to higher education. Developing skills in Braille, Computers, Daily Living and Self Advocacy help our learners to pursue meaningful roles in the community. Our training is available on a part-time or full-time basis to suit individual needs.
Please contact Kim at 01 8821909 if you have any questions about training options (which will help you to live your most positive and purposeful life.)