Personal Assistants wanted to work with a young man who has a high-level spinal cord injury within his home

Hours: Part-time working hours available

Location: Lucan

Salary: Hourly rate
Basic €14
Anti-social €16
Sunday €17
Paid Monthly at the end of the month

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)
  • Medication administration, 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
  • As a father of one I will need support. Part of that will involve minimal support in supporting me as a parent

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

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 (Individual needs to be 25 and over to drive the leaders personal accessible transport)

Desirable qualities

  • Previous experience working with someone with a spinal cord injury
  • An understanding of disability and the independent living philosophy


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 to with reference RefSK21.09.202 to this position.

For all informal enquiries related to this position please contact

Closing date for applications Friday 22nd October 2021at 5pm.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Sep, 2021
Lucan, Dublin
Expiry Date
22nd Oct, 2021