Personal Care Assistant/Driver Fixed Term Contract Ref EIJB0198 | 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.  


Personal Care Assistant/Driver Fixed Term Contract Ref EIJB0198

Location: Dublin
Contract Type: Fixed Term

We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Care Assistant/ Driver in our Enable Ireland Dublin Adult Services.  This is a Fixed Term 1 Year contract 39 hours per week.

The Role:  The purpose of the role is to provide daily transport for service users to their service and to other activities throughout the day or to access all holiday centre activities. This role is also 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 each individual service user and as such will vary from person to person. 

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities 
• To observe and respect the confidentiality of the service users and to safeguard the privacy, dignity and values of the service user.
• To always preserve the professional nature of the relationship with service users.
• To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of the service user at all times.
• To undertake only such duties delegated and/or allocated to you by the designated coordinator or supervisor.
• Assisting trainers / staff to develop the skills of service users in areas such as training, skill development as required.
• To perform all duties and tasks in line with Enable Ireland guidelines and policies, and training given. 
• To immediately report any accidents or incidents/dangerous occurrences to the Coordinator. To assist with the general upkeep of all centre facilities and complying with all relevant health and safety standards
• Driving accessible transport for service users to and from their homes and to all services including respite services.
• Be available at all times to perform personal assistant duties. If based in respite service to adhere to the specific working shift requirements which includes sleepovers in Rathmore House.
• To support the client as required in their participation of their day programme and to support them in actively participating in training and social activities
• Be available to work in all Dublin Adult Centres and community-based programmes.

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria: 

 Leaving Cert or equivalent.
 FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Social Care or relevant heath related area.
 Experience working with people with disabilities.
 Experience providing personal care to adults.

Desirable Criteria:

 Experience working with adults in social/leisure setting.
 Experience of working in community/non-centred based setting.
 Experience in clamping wheelchairs.
 D1 Driving License with driving experience
 Holder of CPC Driver Card

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 Deborah Kelly by email to

Closing date for applications  2nd January 2019 at noon
Interview date     11th January 2019

(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

Personal Care Assistant/Driver Fixed Term Contract Ref EIJB0198

2018.12.05 Driver/PA Job Description

2018.12.05 Driver/PA Person Specification

Employment Application Form Word Version