St Patrick’s Centre (Kilkenny) Health Care Assistant (Permanent)

St Patrick’s Centre has transitioned from a congregated setting to community-based supports which enables 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 contracts with negotiable working hours 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.

HR, St Patrick’s Centre, Unit 11-12, Danville Business Park Kilkenny to. Enquiries to HR Department on 056 772 2170

Salary Scale: Linked to HSE Salary Scales (Care Assistant Intellectual Disability) Starting salary €13.73 per hour.

Qualifications required:

A relevant Certificate in Health Care Supports @ FETAC Level 5(complete 8 modules)

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 & organizational 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, sleepovers, late evenings and week-ends.

● Full Clean Driver’s Licence & own transport essential

St Patrick’s Centre is an equal opportunities employer

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please submit a CV and a cover letter to HR, St Patrick’s Centre, Unit 11-12, Danville Business Park Kilkenny or via email to HRDept@stpatrickskilkenny.ie .   The particulars of the post are outlined in the job specification.