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Health Care Assistants


Kells RoadKilkenny


St Patrick’s Centre

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Job Description:

St Patrick’s Centre is currently in a transition period as we move from a congregated setting to community based supports which will enable people to live a good life in their own home, with the supports and opportunities to become active, valued and inclusive members of their local communities. St Patrick’s Community Services enable a supported self-directed living (SSDL) model of provision which is underpinned by our beliefs, values and vision.

We are currently recruiting Health Care Assistants (HCA) , Permanent and Relief contracts available, to work as part of a Community team; to assist in the provision of health & social care for the people we support. The HCA will assist the people we support in all aspects of daily living in line with the needs, will and preference of the individual and as outlined in an agreed care plan. He/she will ensure that the needs of the people we support are being met through professional work practices. HCAs must be flexible in their approach to service provision and should have the ability to work as a member of a team.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 21st August 2020.

Qualifications required:

A relevant Certificate in Health Care Supports @ FETAC Level 5
Essential skills and experience

    Strong communication & interpersonal skills
    Experience in supporting individuals to live a good life
    Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
    Planning & organisational skills
    Ability to ensure a safe work environment
    Basic hygiene and infection control knowledge
    Computer literate including Microsoft Office and reporting writing
    Must be willing and able to participate in swimming pool activities
    Must be willing and able to drive the St. Patrick’s transport vehicles
    Must be willing and able to work rosters that include both days, nights, split shifts, sleepovers, late evenings and week-ends.
    Full Clean Driver’s License & own transport essential


Permanent / Full-time

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