North West Parents and Friends Association: Care Assistants

North West Parents and Friends Association


North West Parents and Friends Association is a Voluntary Organisation providing person centred services for children and adults with special needs and their families.


Job Title: Care Assistants

Location: Sligo

Contract: Permanent & Locum

To work with Adults with varying degrees of Intellectual Disability / Autism in Day / Residential Services. Successful candidates will be expected to work hours which may include day time hours, evenings, night duty and/or sleepover duty to include weekends. Hours of work will vary.

Essential Criteria

  • Health Care – FETAC Level 5 Qualification / Social Studies FETAC Level 5 Qualification.
  • Experience of working with Adults and/or Children with Intellectual Disability.
  • Full Clean Drivers licence and willing to drive the company vehicle.

Desirable Criteria

  • Person Centred Planning.
  • Assessment and Management of Risk.
  • Knowledge of HIQA regulations and New Directions.
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse training, First Aid training, Moving and Handling training, Food Hygiene training, Children First training, Medication Management training.
  • Knowledge/experience of Menu Planning and household budgeting.
  • Computer Skills.

Applicants for all positions must supply suitable references and be prepared to complete a Garda Vetting Form. For more information on our Services please visit

Interested Applicants should apply with letter of application and CV to: Ms. Evelyn Carroll, Services Manager, N.W.P.F. Association, R.S.W., Cleveragh Industrial Estate, Sligo or e-mail

Closing Date for receipt of applications, Friday, 21st August 2020.

NWPF are an equal opportunities employer.
Charity Number: CHY 7369

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
31st Jul, 2020
Expiry Date
21st Aug, 2020