We are currently recruiting Students as Health Care Assistants (HCA) on a Relief basis – negotiable hours.

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.

Enquiries to Sarah Egan, Assistant Director of Services on 056 772 2170.

Salary Scale: Linked to HSE Salary Scales (Care Assistant Intellectual Disability)

Qualifications required:

Must have completed at least 1 Year on a Nursing programme – in Intellectual Disability, Psychiatric, General, or Children’ or one year as a Social Care Student or Pre-Nursing Course.

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 work rosters that include both days, nights, split shifts, sleepovers, late evenings and weekends.


  • Full Clean Driver’s License

St Patrick’s Centre is an equal opportunities employer

We look forward to hearing from you!