Personal Care Assistant Relief Panel Ref EIJB0043 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for over 5,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  


Personal Care Assistant Relief Panel Ref EIJB0043

Location: Galway
Contract Type: Relief

We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Care Assistant – relief panel in Galway services

The Role:  The purpose of the role is to provide Personal Assistant support to children to enable them to participate in the community, achieve person centred goals and facilitate inclusion.  The Personal Assistant will provide practical, personal and social support to the individual they work with. 

Flexible regarding working hours: mornings, afterschool / evenings and Saturdays / school holidays on return of hours as required.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assist individual service user with person centred goals in the home or community
• Enable service users to participate in community activities by providing the required assistance and support
• Provide support in educational or work assignments as required
• Assist individual service user with therapy exercises as required
• Personal assistance in the areas of toileting, eating, dressing and transferring as required
• Facilitate in social and leisure activities as required
• Participate in training as required
• Any other appropriate duties which may be assigned

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria: 

• Leaving Cert or equivalent qualification
• QQI Level 5 Major Childcare Award qualification or equivalent essential
• Experience working with children in early years and school age children
• Experience in providing personal care to individuals
• Demonstrates excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrates a good awareness of health and safety issues

Desirable Criteria:

• Have experience of working with children and adolescents in community/non-centred based setting as Lone Worker
• Have experience of working with children with physical and sensory disabilities
• Have at least one years’ experience assisting individuals with disabilities in using hoists, wheelchairs, bathroom and other equipment
• Access to transport and full clean driving licence

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role.
Please download person specification, job description and employment application forms below and forward completed forms by email to Edel Callanan Alternatively please contact Edel on 091 545800.
Closing date for applications: 4 pm Monday 18th December 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
(Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position.  Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

Related Resources

2017.12.05 Personal Care Assistant Job Description

2017.12.05 Personal Care Assistant Person Specification

Employment Application Form