Home-care assistants are a crucial factor in Ireland’s ageing population. In order for the older people in our society to maintain their independence and live a secure and streamlined life they require additional help. Thus, healthcare assistants rise to the mark. Healthcare assistants show compassion and professionalism in equal measure everyday and really improve the quality of life for the elderly. A number of care providers in Ireland have recently announced a number of really exciting opportunities within the domain of care assistance. If you’re considering a new role as a care assistant then listen up, here’s 5 well-known healthcare providers who announced 5 fantastic jobs recently:
1. Home care assistant – North Dublin.
My Home Care Angels are hiring for a number of dedicated home care assistant positions in Dublin and beyond. These newly announced roles are a great opportunity for anyone who meets the requirements. The essential qualities of the chosen candidate will include having a genuine concern for others and having the ability to demonstrate kindness, compassion and patience. The care assistant’s primary role is to deliver personal care assistance to a client in his/her own home. Previous experience in a similar position is advantageous for someone interested in applying for this role. As is, a driving license and a high level of English.
The good stuff: Benefits for this position include a competitive salary, a 40 hour full time working week, flexibility, paid mileage, a provided uniform and a bonus scheme.
2.Home care assistant – Dundrum.
Bluebird healthcare also have an exciting position for a healthcare assistant. The successful candidate for this role will be responsible for the implementation of the requirements of client’s care and to perform identified care duties and promote client comfort. Requirements for this position include QQI approved level 5 modules, care of the older person and care skills or alternatively a minimum of one year experience in a caring position while being willing to undertake the relevant modules.
The good stuff: An attractive salary will be offered. Additionally, both full time and part time opportunities will be provided in addition to employees benefits.
3. Health care assistant – Swords.
Highfield Healthcare are recruiting for a suitable candidate for the post of health care assistant. The main duties of this role include working at all times in ways which demonstrate an active understanding of the principals of the job and adhering to guidance from senior staff. The chosen hire will be actively involved in the individuals care, support and reviewing of needs. They will provide physical and personal care when needed and assist individuals in any aspect of care when required for example, bed making, use of the toilet, personal laundry and assistance with medication amongst more. Requirements for this role include a QQI fetac level 5 qualification in healthcare support including the care of an older person module.
The good stuff: A competitive salary will be paid for the right hire in this circumstance and full time or part time opportunities will be provided.
4. Healthcare assistant – Blanchardstown.
Communicare healthcare are seeking compassionate, caring and reliable healthcare assistants to work as relief staff/cover in North Dublin. The duties for this role include food preparation and feeding, personal care, assistance with mobility, medication prompting and companionship. Requirements for this position include fetac QQI level 5 including care of the older person and care skills completed (and working towards completing the full award), CPR and & patient manual handling and 2 references.
The good stuff: Flexibility within the working schedule, a fully comprehensive induction/training program, competitive salary and 24 hours support from an on-call team.
5.Home care assistant – Wicklow and Wexford.
Kare Plus Wexford/Wicklow are now recruiting for fully qualified healthcare assistants / nursing students for Wexford and Wicklow. Duties include assisting clients with personal care such as making beds, sweeping and mopping floors, ensuring commodes are emptied and cleaned, preparing meals and assisting with hydration amongst more. Requirements for this position include QQI level 5 in healthcare / health services skills/ nursing studies or community care. Or a year of paid employment caring for elderly and currently working towards QQI level 5 qualification.
The good stuff: A competitive hourly rate will be paid for this role and will be paid weekly. Paid shadowing is also available and so is a loyalty bonus after 6 months of continuous work.