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St. Aidan’s Day Care Centre - Relief Care Assistants

St. Aidan’s Day Care Centre - Relief Care Assistants

We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the above positions. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative with a passion for engaging with service users on a daily basis. Candidates must be self-driven, focussed and person-centred. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing relief cover across our wide range of services i.e. day, residential and respite.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate and implement a person-centered approach for our Service Users appropriate to their wishes and goals
  • To promote and protect the rights of our service users in a manner that respects their dignity, their right to make choices and their privacy
  • To actively seek new interests and opportunities for our service users to develop meaningful roles in their communities
  • To ensure the overall wellbeing of service users in all areas of their lives including health and personal care
  • Dealing with Behaviours that challenge
  • Experience in alternative communications
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Organise and participate actively in the recreational, education and other training programmes of the service users
  • A knowledge of the HIQA regulations and standards
  • A knowledge and understanding of New Directions
  • Have the ability to deal with confidential information in a discreet and responsible manner
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills


Qualifications & Essential Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold a Qualification in Health Care/Social Care at FETAC Level 5, or higher or Foreign Equivalent (validated by QQI). (A Diploma or Degree in Social Care or other relevant discipline advantageous)
  • 6 months experience of working with people with an Intellectual Disability preferable.
  • Hold a full clean driving licence and be willing to drive company vehicles preferable.
  • Be flexible to work a variety of rostered shifts over a seven-day work period e.g. day, evening, sleepovers, night duty required.

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Confidentiality
  • Accountability
  • Ability to show leadership
  • Resilience and empathy
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility in work duties and working hours
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of service users
  • Strong planning and organisational skills


To Apply:  Email your CV and cover letter referencing the Job Ref No. SASRCA3/2022-1 to [email protected]

Short listing of candidates will apply


A panel may be formed from this campaign from which further vacancies which may arise will be filled.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is: 29th April 2022

St. Aidan’s Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer