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Healthcare Assistant

Negotiable Healthcare Assistant Galway

Excel Healthcare are currently recruiting Healthcare Assistants to work with both adults and children with disabilities.

There are a number of roles within Galway City and surrounding towns. Day care centers, residential care centers and assisted living options.

This client is linked to the HSE and has very attractive benefits and career progression opportunities.

Responsibilities of this healthcare assistant job in Galway:

  • Responsible for the wellbeing of people
  • Participate in the monitoring and recording of the progress of people we support in line with agreed procedures.
  • Support the Service Manager and the Social Care Workers in providing a high-quality service.
  • The purpose of this position is to assist and support members of the staff team in providing residential care, respite, educational, development and training services for children and adults with an intellectual disability attending these services, or a Community Support services in line with procedures and policies.
  • Support the Social Care Workers in facilitating the development of interpersonal relationships in each service.
  • Enable the people we support to value them self and enhance their feelings of self worth and individuality.
  • Care for the day to day needs of the service users in the service.
  • Personal care – helping those that require assistance in such tasks as dressing, washing, etc
  • Housekeeping – cooking, shopping, cleaning, looking after people we support’s clothes and effects. As far as possible the people we support will be encouraged to partake in these activities.
  • Facilitating people, we support to use their leisure time tailored to their needs, with an emphasis on community integration.
  • Work positively and constructively with people we support who present with behaviours that challenge.
  • Use of person first language in verbal and written communication.
  • Work with and liaise with all grades of staff in your assigned centre and other centres. Support staff and ensure that families and visitors to the service are attended to with consideration.
  • Possibly Undertake driving duties

Requirements of this healthcare assistant job in Galway:

  • Work a shift rota, spread over 7 days, as determined by management and be available for sleep in duties and night duty as rostered.
  • A professional qualification in Social Care.
  • Previous experience working with people with an intellectual disability or a similar field.
  • Healthcare level 5 qualification or equivalent ( working as a HCA for at least 1 year in Ireland and completed care skills and care of the elderly)

Benefits of this Healthcare Assistant Job:

  • HSE guided salary
  • Additional holiday leave (22 days)
  • VHI and pension benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Progression and training opportunities

If you meet the above requirements and have a passion for working within healthcare get in touch with Claire on the link below or call our offices 01 8717 666

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