Care Assistant Kenmare Ref EIJB0188 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for 7,500 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.  


Care Assistant Kenmare Ref EIJB0188

Location: Kerry
Contract Type: Part time

We have an exciting opportunity for a 1:1 Care Assistant Kenmare, based at our Enable Ireland, Kerry Adult Services, Edward Street, Tralee Co. Kerry

The Role: The purpose of the role is to work as part of the Adult Services team to provide a high standard of care assistance to service users to attend and access the service.  The key elements of the role will include; assisting with personal care, feeding, support in educational and social activities.  Previous experience of working with adults with a physical disability would be an advantage.  

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities

•  Working under the direction of Adult Services Manager to provide person-centred support to adults attending services.
• Provide timely and appropriate care to service users including personal care and feeding, as part of the support services team.
• To provide person-centred Keyworking support to adults attending the service.
• Work under the direction of the tutors to facilitate service user’s individual training needs.
• Work under the direction of co-ordinator to facilitate individuals therapy/hydro therapy needs.
• To be responsible for service users during transportation to and from activities.
• Participate in the implementation of Person Centred Programmes for adult service users.
• Maintain a satisfactory record system including updated evaluations of assessment in relation to individual’s needs and performance.
• Work under and in line with Enable Ireland Policy and Procedures.
• Maintaining a code of confidentiality and discretion in all dealings with service users, families and staff.
• Participate in training as required
• Any other appropriate duties which may be assigned

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria:

• Qualification in relevant HealthCare/Social Care (Fetac level5)
• Minimum of 1 years’ experience as a care assistant.
• Experience of working with Adults with a Physical, sensory and neurological disability.
• Experience & ability to support individual with personal /intimate care needs.
• Experience & ability to support individuals with Eating Drinking and swallowing needs.

Desirable Criteria:

• 3 years’ experience of working within a disability sector.
• Experience of Keyworking. 

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.

To apply please download person specification, job description and application forms below and forward completed applications to Catherine McCannon by email to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 28 December 2018

 (Applications must be made on 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

Care Assistant Kenmare Ref EIJB0188

2018.11.19 Care Assistant Job Description

2018.11.19 Care Assistant Person Specification

Employment Application Form Word Version