Home Support Worker x2, Achill, Co. Mayo Ref 2022-72 – Western Care Association – County Mayo

Home Support Worker x2, Achill, Co. Mayo Ref 2022-72 – Western Care Association – County Mayo

Western Care Association

Job details

€25,529 – €38,844 a year

Job type

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Life insurance
Sick pay

Full Job Description

Home Support Worker (Social Care Assistant grade)

Social Work Department

Achill, Co. Mayo

  • Permanent Part-Time 10 hours per week x 2 posts
  • Closing Date – August 18th, 2022
  • Reference Number: 2022-72

Job Brief

The successful applicant will be required to deliver on the priorities for those they are supporting. You will advocate on behalf of the individual with regard to their needs and priorities. The individual requires support to ensure best possible health and will benefit from one to one support and encouragement.

Qualification Details

No minimum qualifications required for Social Care Assistant positions

Candidate Requirements

  • Have excellent communication skills & clear understanding of delivering high quality services
  • Experience of working with people in a caring role is desirable
  • The ability to work on own initiative & build relationships
  • Full driver’s license and use of a car is necessary
  • Self-motivated and able to manage their time effectively
  • Applicants would benefit from being informed around HIQA
  • Experience working in an Autism Informed Manner is desirable
  • Ability to implement a schedule for a person with Autism
  • An understanding and appreciation of equality and life quality for all people

Other duties involved (duties included but are not limited to the following)

  • Contribute to and participate in the local service planning process and the creative development and ongoing changing needs of the service
  • Provide personal care and support to service users where required
  • Ensure a safe place of work, incorporating Western Care Association’s Dignity at Work Policy and Health & Safety requirement
  • To promote safety in all environments, in line with the Association’s practices
  • Use positive approaches to support people who may have challenging behaviour in line with Organisational practice

Other Requirements

  • Full driver’s license is essential
  • All applicants will be subject to Irish Garda Vetting & Reference checks
  • All applicants will be required to access Overseas Police Clearance if they have lived outside of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland more than 6 months since the age of 18 years

Employment Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension and Life Insurance Scheme
  • Annual leave in excess of statutory entitlement
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Staff initiatives e.g. Employee Assistance Programme, Bike-to-Work Scheme
  • Dedicated learning and development
  • Flexible working opportunities

Salary Scale

Social Care Assistant Pay Scale (Scale Range €25,529 – €38,844 per annum)

  • this is based on full time working hours i.e. 39 per week


Applicants must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to this post and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service

Application Details

Please apply by current C.V., quoting Reference Number

Further enquiries by contacting:Personal Assistant Managers

Aoife Gannon Tel: 087-2570410 or Lorraine Flynn Tel: 087-2570410

full job description available by emailing hr@westerncare.com

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