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Healthcare Assistant




Cowper Care DAC

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Job Description:

Cowper Care is seeking applications for the role of Care Assistant in its Nursing Home in Kilternan.

The Health Care Assistant is a part of the Health Care Assistant team with responsibility to organise, carry out and co-ordinate a varied activities programme that will promote independence, choice and dignity for our residents. Healthcare Assistant reports directly to the designated Team Leader and is accountable to the Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Care Manager/Care Manager. You are

Applicant Requirements

Must have fluent written and spoken English

QQI Level 5 in Healthcare Support (including the module Care of the Older Person) - Desirable Requirement

Experience in a nursing home environment or relevant experience - Desirable Requirement

Knowledge of and experience in dementia care would be a distinct advantag

Desirable Aptitudes & Experience

Previous experience in care of the elderly (2 years desirable)

Or other relevant additional qualification

Act as a good role model

Must be of the caring nature, sympathetic to the need of all the residents

Have good communication and interpersonal skills

Applicants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of older people, to be imaginative, flexible, show initiative, be efficient and able to work as part of a team

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to staff development and training


Attractive remuneration package

Employer contribution to pension scheme with a death in service benefit

Career advancement opportunities & Educational assistance available

Initial welcome engagement allowance

Employee referral scheme available (rules & time frame of scheme apply)

Subsidised meals

Free uniform


Permanent / Full-time

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