Carer/Health Care Assistant


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Permanent – Full Time
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ROI Corporate Services

Package Description

Providing care to retired sisters in their own home within a convent setting . FETAC qualification within care  or in the process of doing FETAC care of the elderly . An opportunity to join a wonderful time of carers . Free parking on site pension plan available and cycle to work scheme.

Job Introduction

To provide the support, care and domestic care needed to help service users to achieve maximum independence in aspects of their daily lives and activities as per their individual needs and care plans all the while promoting their self-respect and dignity and providing the highest standard of care provision every day of the year, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assisting service users with all personal care tasks which will include; washing, dressing, showering, bathing, oral hygiene, and housekeeping.
  • Assisting service users with their mobility using the appropriate equipment as instructed.
  • Preparing and/or heating meals, drinks and evening snacks where necessary.
  • Providing assistance with all personal continence care.
  • Domestic cleaning, doing the laundry, housekeeping etc.
  • Enabling service users to take their prescribed medication and completing the necessary documentation.
  • To undertake training as necessary to perform your duties to the highest standards. To assist the service user to remain safe and secure.
  • To appropriately record and report any changes in circumstances in the service user’s social or health condition to the line manager/nurse.
  • To comply with all risk assessment and to be responsible for notifying your line manager of any changes you think may be necessary.
  • To be accountable for your work practice and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills within the care sector.
  • To respect the rights of service users, and to strive to establish and maintain their trust and confidence, and that of their families and friends.
  • To attend such training ‘Food Hygiene’ Health & Safety Courses and other related training activity as may be organised from time to time.
  • To ensure whilst handling all equipment and materials provided care and domestic service function that strict observance is paid to safe handling procedures.
  • To ensure that all materials and equipment are promptly and neatly returned to the appropriate storeroom at the end of each shift and to ensure that the storeroom is properly secured.
  • To ensure that all areas are maintained in a clean and hygienic, safe and secure condition.
  • To establish and maintain relationships between clients, staff and other involved personnel.
  • To keep strict observance of personal presentation and hygiene as trained.
  • To respect the rights of service users including privacy and dignity.
  • To have regard for the confidentiality requirement of both the client organisation and Sodexho Ireland.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in the provision of care, a FETEC Level 5 Major in care .. 
  • A commitment to training.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • An ability to understand and follow instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • An ability to understand and follow instructions and procedures.
  • Able to work without direct supervision.

About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.