Third Age: Care Co Ordinator, AgeWell

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Role: Care Co Ordinator, AgeWell

Description of Third Age and AgeWell:

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The primary target group of the Third Age is older people, and part of the ethos involves a focus on providing information and new ideas that will encourage older people to improve their own lives, and make a positive difference to their communities through their actions.


A Meath based programme that supports older people to remain in their own homes and communities for longer. AgeWell is a unique care coordination model that combines sustained peer based social engagement and mobile technology to improve health outcomes and well-being among older people. It seamlessly integrates with various agencies and organisations, complementing and enhancing existing support and care models. Acting as a bridge, AgeWell links clients to essential services and resources, ensuring sustained appropriate support.

Position: 20 hours (6 month Contract)

Salary: €20,000

Location of Position: Our office is Third Age National Office, Summerhill, Co. Meath but flexible, remote working is possible and likely. The position will require travel within Co. Meath.

Contract Details:

Key Duties & Responsibilities


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with clients and AgeWell team members.
  • Ability to interact with social, community, and health providers and escalate issues to these services.
  • Good degree of computer literacy; ability to electronically capture information obtained from client interviews.
  • Strong personal interviewing/communication skills and the ability to encourage enrolment of potential clients into the AgeWell programme.
  • Ability to interact in a friendly and congenial manner with clients.
  • Proven experience in following through on project tasks and meeting deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Sensitivity to the social/health needs of older persons and an ability to adapt to different cultural contexts.
  • Passionate commitment to making a difference in the lives of older persons.

Role Description:

  • Coordinate the care of the clients in the programme.
  • Support AgeWell Companions - keep in regular contact.
  • Enrolment of clients in their home.
  • Regular assessments of clients.
  • Data input into software package.
  • Observe ongoing data changes and attend to them accordingly.
  • Monthly AgeWell Companion support meetings.
  • Attend regular AgeWell team meetings.
  • Ensure all Data Protection measures of the programme are adhered to.
  • Act on triggered referrals or escalate as necessary.
  • Liaise with Voluntary, Community, and Statutory agencies where needed under the guidance of the programme manager.

The Ideal Candidate will have the following

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • A good understanding of Family Support work or working with Older People in the community.
  • Knowledge of the HSE In-Home Care Service provided to Older People.
  • Open-minded, innovative thinker who can recognise new and better ways of doing things and has the ability to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office and cloud data management.

Desireable Skills:

  • A track record of volunteer engagement.
  • Experience in the community development sector.


  • A full clean driving licence and own means of transport.
  • Garda Vetting will apply and is essential for this position

Application Process

Applications marked ‘AgeWell Care Co Ordinator’ to be sent by email to by 5pm on Friday August 2nd 2024. Please include a cover letter (1 page max.) outlining your relevant experience / suitability for this position along with an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages).

If you wish to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Paul O'Rourke @

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Region: Co Meath / Flexible