GRD Job Vacancies

  • GRD CE Scheme

  • Carer -–Galway City
  • JOB REF: #CES-2059929

 No of Positions:  1


This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary.  Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.


This role will involve caring for Clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia.  The successful candidate will work in a day care environment in Knocknacarra Day Centre on a Tuesday and Merlin Park Day Centre on a Wednesday.  The remaining 6-7 hours will be caring for clients in their own homes.  Also, engaging in activities with the clients which is suited to meet their individual needs.

Applicants must have an interest in a caring role, as duties will include personal care, feeding the clients, engaging in activities which is suited to meet the client’s individual needs and taking the clients for walks.  Also, accompanying the clients on the bus to/from the day centres.  Applicants must respect the rights, dignity and confidentiality of all clients.

Salary: CE Rates.

Days per week: Not specified for home care.

Hours per day: Not Specified.

Hours per week: 19½. Start Date: Pending Garda Vetting

Transport: Transport is required for this position

Employer: Galway Rural Development, Mellow’s Campus, Athenry.091 844335

 How to Apply:

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy.  Vacancy Reference Number will be required.  Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. 

Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.