Part Time Care Assistants (120 hours per 4 weeks)

Waterford Intellectual DisabilityAssociation/WIDA
Employment Type
Part Time
Not disclosed
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Are you looking for a Part Time role as a Care Assistant?

Waterford Intellectual Disability Association are currently recruiting for Part Time Care Assistants to join their team working across respite and residential services.

Who We Are:

WIDA is a community based voluntary provider of services for adults and children with an intellectual disability and/or autism in Waterford City and County.

WIDA is registered charity, with a voluntary Board of Directors, and is fully funded by the Health Service Executive.

Hours of Work:

You will work a minimum of 120 hours per 4 weeks.

What We Offer:

  • HSE Consolidated Pay scales and rates apply
  • Company Pension
  • Death-in-Service Benefit
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • 23 days holidays (Pro Rata)

Essential Requirements:

  • A minimum of QQI Level 5 in Health Care/ChildCare/Social Care or similar qualification essential
  • 1+ years’ experience working as a Care Assistant (ID experience, preferable)
  • Full Clean Drivers Licence (Preferable)

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Confidentiality
  • Accountability
  • Ability to show leadership
  • Resilience and empathy
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility in work duties and working hours
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of service users
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of HIQA and New Directions standards.

Sample of responsibilities of the Position :

  • Organise and participate actively in the recreational, educational and training programmes of service users.
  • Foster, encourage and develop the social skills of each service user.
  • Implementation of a Person Centred approach for each service user.
  • To carry out risk assessments, implement care plans and conduct reviews.
  • Support service users medication management
  • Provide a safe and supportive and empowering environment for service users