Personal Care Assistants Ref EIJB0263 | 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 Assistants Ref EIJB0263

Location: Wicklow
Contract Type: Various

We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Care Assistant in Enable Ireland, Rathmore House, Arklow. 

Due to the nature of the work applications from Females will only be considered:
Due to the personal nature of some of the duties (toileting, washing etc.) involved in the advertised post, and in accordance with the Employment Equality Acts 1998 -2015, Section 25 (1), Enable Ireland will retain the right to take the gender of candidates into consideration when recruiting for the above position.

The Role: 
This competition is for vacancies in Rathmore House (respite service).  In addition a panel will be formed from this competition to fill any future vacancies arising in the next 12 months.

There are a variety of posts due to become available; full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary and relief. Work patterns will include shift work and sleepovers. If you are interested in working in our respite service, please contact Marie Vaughan or Denise Cooney on (01)2615925 for further informal enquiries.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
• To facilitate the service user to actively participate in all activities whilst they are on their break.
• Assist in driving or escorting on accessible transport and facilitating Service users throughout their respite break.
• To assist with all personal care needs including toileting, bathing, dressing and with their postural management requirements.
• To assist with medication management, epilepsy management and to participate in training for same as required.
• To observe dietary requirements of individual service users as delegated or to provide the daily supports associated with PEG feeding.

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria:

 FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Social Care or relevant health related
 1 years 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.

To apply please download person specification, job description and application forms below and forward completed applications to Deborah Kelly/Caroline Gannon by email to

Closing date for applications:     12 noon on 28th May, 2019
Interview to be held  To be confirmed.

Interviews will held before the end of May 2019 with a date to be confirmed.

(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 di

Personal Care Assistants Ref EIJB0263

2019.04.16 Personal Care Assistant Person Specification

2019.05.16 Personal Care Assistant Job Description

Employment Application Form Word Version