Health Care Assistant / Personal Assistant wanted to work with a young man who has a high-level spinal cord injury within his home

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Hours: Part-time working hours available

A number of positions available

Location: Lucan


  • Monday – Saturday rate 14 euro
  • Monday – Saturday antisocial rate 16 euro
  • Sunday rate 17 euro

Job description

Personal assistants are required to assist with all day to day tasks, including the following; personal care, food preparation, physical exercise, general house cleaning and any other activity of daily living upon request.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Physical assistance with personal care, which is to be completed with dignity and respect for privacy (including showering and dressing)
  • Assistance with Medication, bladder washes and stoma care (all relevant training will be provided for these tasks)
  • Meal preparation
  • Manual hoist transfers to and from wheelchair
  • Board transfers to and from wheelchair
  • Assistance with daily exercises
  • Routine house cleaning and other various domestic tasks which should be completed upon request
  • Attending and assisting with community outings when needed e.g. shopping
  • Minimal support with young child needed, when and if required

Required characteristics

  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Fluency in English
  • Must adhere to confidentiality and have respect for privacy at all times
  • Be willing to work evenings, antisocial hours and weekends
  • Flexibility
  • Must have a positive approach to supporting independent living

Required qualifications

  • FETAC level 5 in health care or equivalent training or experience
  • Manual handling experience/qualification is essential
  • Must be available to attend all mandatory training
  • Good knowledge of food hygiene
  • Full clean driving licence

Desirable qualities

  • Previous experience working with an individual with a spinal cord injury


  • Garda vetting must be completed for this position
  • References must be on headed paper
  • Proof of qualifications must be provided at interview

Please email your CV and cover letter including references to with reference Lucan12019

For all informal enquiries related to this position please contact

Closing date for applications is the 11th of October 2019 at 5pm


Lucan, Dublin

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