Health Care Assistant – Pilgrims Rest Nursing Home – Westport, County Mayo

Health Care Assistant – Pilgrims Rest Nursing Home – Westport, County Mayo

Pilgrims Rest Nursing Home

The Pilgrims Rest Nursing Home is a 35 bed Elderly care facility on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Westport Co Mayo;

The successful applicant will work as part of the Nursing and Care team at the Pilgrims Rest to implement the Care of 35 Residents, under the supervision of, and reporting to the Nurse in charge. Health Care Assistants are well supported in this team with clear policies and guidelines pertaining to their role. Ongoing training pertinent to the role is available in house.

Candidates must have a current certificate in People Moving and Handling.

Knowledge Required: Candidates must have a certificate in or be currently studying for FETAC /QQI Level 5 or equivalent, with Care of the elderly module. Knowledge of; Safeguarding Vulnerable adults ,Management of behavior that challenges, dementia care, will be an advantage.

Skills Required Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, ability to use initiative, fluency in English, essential, written and spoken.

Attitude required Candidates must be flexible and available to work allocated hours including evenings, nights and weekends Willingness to learn new knowledge and skills relevant to the job through; Online, in house training and supervision.

Application Please apply below with CV including a cover letter.

Hours: 24-37.5 per week

Part-time hours: 24-37.5 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: €11.00 per hour


  • Food allowance
  • On-site parking


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift

COVID-19 considerations:
PPE Equipment provided


  • Healthcare: 1 year (preferred)


  • QQI Level 5 in Healthcare Support (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No