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Day Care/Home Care Assistants-CE Scheme –Galway City

Galway Rural Development - Monday, January 18, 2016

GRD CE Scheme

JOB REF: ES - 1006371

No of Positions: 2  


Both positions will be in Galway City. 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.


Provide care to clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia at both the day centres in Knocknacarra and Merlin Park on a Tue and Wed which will amount to approx. 13 hours.  The remaining 6½ hours will be providing homecare to clients in their own home. 

The second position will involve working at a day centre in either Merlin Park or Knocknacarra for approx. 6 hours and the remaining 13½ will be spend on home care.

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, Hours & Start Date

Days per week: Not specified for home care

Hours per day: Not Specified

Hours per week: 19½

Start Date: Pending Garda Vetting


Transport is required for this position


Galway Rural Development

Mellow’s Campus,


091 844335

How to Apply:

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number will be required.(Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.)

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