Personal Care Assistant - EIJB0062 | 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 - EIJB0062

Location: Dublin
Contract Type: Specified Purpose


We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Care Assistant in our Enable Ireland Dublin Adult Services.  This is a specified purpose contract.

The Role:  The purpose of the role is to facilitate the person with a disability in all aspects of daily living including assisting personal care needs, mobility, accessing the Enable Ireland day services or other services in their community, and support with therapy programmes.  The role of the PA is tailored to the requirements of the individual service user and as such will vary from person to person. 

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
1. To observe and respect the confidentiality of service users and to safeguard their privacy, dignity and values.
2. To always preserve the professional nature of the relationship with service users.
3. To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of the service user at all times.
4. To undertake only such duties delegated and/or allocated to you by the designated coordinator.
5. To perform all duties and tasks in line with Enable Ireland guidelines and policies, and training given. 
6. To immediately report any accidents or incidents/dangerous occurrences to the Coordinator.
7. To remain with your service users for the duration of their day programme and to support them in actively participating in training and social activities
8. To observe and report to the Coordinator of the Services any changes in your clients conditions and environment.
9. Assist in driving or escorting on accessible transport and facilitating Service users access college, and other community activities.

The successful candidate will have:
Essential Criteria:

 FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Social Care or relevant health related area.
 Minimum of 1 year experience in providing personal care to adults

Desirable Criteria:
 Experience working with adults with a physical disability
 Driving licence and experience in driving people with disabilities
 Experience working with adults within the community

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 application form to Karen Tracey via email to or by post to Karen Tracey, Enable Ireland Disability Services, Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Informal queries to Karen Tracey on 01 2615944.

Closing date for applications   15 August 2018
Interview date 21 August 2018

(Applications must be made on Enable Ireland Application Form only CV’s will not be accepted).

A panel may be formed for similar vacancies that may arise within the next year.

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

2018.02.22 Personal Care Assistant Job Description

2018.02.22 Personal Care Assistant Person Specification

Employment Application Form