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JOB VACANCY: Personal Assistant – Community Relief Panel for Offaly Centre for Independent Living

Offaly Centre for Independent Living are currently recruiting for a relief panel of Personal Assistants covering the geographical area of Laois/Offaly.

  • Laois  (Mountmellick, Luggacurran, Wolfhill, Portarlington, Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Stradbally)
  • Offaly (Durrow, Ballinagar, Portarlington, Tullamore, Dunkerrin, Birr, Ferbane)

The service we provide promotes choice, independence and quality of life for its users by providing a tailored personal assistant service, centred around each individual person’s needs and to promote the ethos and philosophy of Independent Living.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with both personal care and practical tasks e.g. dressing, washing, light household work, meal preparation
  • Mobility assistance to place of employment or education
  • Facilitating independence and social involvement i.e. trips, shopping, banking, community activities
  • Ensure dignity, privacy and independence is maintained and respected at all times
  • The Personal Assistant will be flexible in approach and may be assigned additional duties from time to time

The ideal candidate:

  • At least 6 months related experience providing quality care is essential
  • Must hold at least 4 QQI level 5 Healthcare modules – two of which must include Care Skills and Safety and Health at Work. The further two modules ideally would include Work Experience, Communications or Care Support
  • Working towards completing a major award in Healthcare support or equivalent within the next 12 months
  • Up to date patient moving & handling certificate is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy with a strong commitment to providing high levels of care
  • Full clean drivers licence with own transport
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work alone, use initiative and be mindful of health and safety and other organisational policies at all times

To Apply:

If you meet the criteria we are interested in hearing from you to fill upcoming vacancies for day, evening and weekend work.

For all interested candidates, please forward a copy of your CV to Máire Monaghan, PA Manager via email at maire@ocil.ie no later than the 4th August 2020. All applicants will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Offaly Centre for Independent Living is an equal opportunities employer. 

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