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Orchard Care Group

Healthcare Assistant (Orchard Care Group)

Posted :3 days ago
Job location
Limerick, Ireland
Job category
Health care
Job type
Full time
Job Descriptions

The Orchard Care Group is a wholly Irish owned company dedicated to providing the best possible care, supports and outcomes for children, young people, and adults in Ireland across a range of settings and locations, in fostering, disability and mainstream residential services. The Group brings together three leading brands in Irish social care – Orchard Residential, Orchard Community Care and Orchard Fostering. 

As we continue to expand to provide additional services to meet the needs of those we care for, we currently have a opportunities within our Orchard Community Care division, in Swinford, Co Mayo for full time and part time Health Care Assistants. 


Purpose of the Role: 

The Health Care Assistant is expected to engage in daily activities and routines of the service that they are working in, inclusive of direct support to service users, administration work and daily household tasks required of them. The Health Care Assistant is required to work as part of a dedicated and innovative team in within a Residential Services providing a service to service user in line with HIQA regulations & standards. 


Main Responsibilities 

· Ensure delivery of a high standard of care 

· Assist with the child/adults’ activities and care as assigned by the Manager and as indicated in the person’s Integrated Care Plan. 

· Encourage recognition of the child/adult as an individual ensuring that they and their family’s needs and comforts are given priority. 

· Ensure that all files are in line and ready for a HIQA Inspection at any given time. 

· To act as an advocate for the child/adult and family ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support 

· To ensure that colleagues assist in all aspects of the child’s/adult’s Integrated Care Plan in a safe and observant manner. 

· Report changes noted in the child/adult’s condition/behaviour to the Manager. 

· Develop social interaction for children/adults individually and in a group setting. 

· Report requests, queries from children/adults/parents/visitors to the Manager. 

· To be aware of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment. 

· Report all incidents and complaints involving self, children/adults or visitors to Manager and ensure incident/complaint form is completed. 

· Receive all visitors and family members to the unit with courtesy. 

· To participate in all communication processes - team meetings/staff forums/emails. 

· Ensure personal care is provided to service users who require it. 

· In line with GDPR, maintain and uphold the organisation’s and Service Users’ confidentiality at all times. 

· Flexible and willing to work shifts to meet the needs of the service. 

· Undertake any other work which may arise within the scope of a Health Care Assistant in order to meet the requirements of the service.


Essential Requirement 

· Relevant QQI Level 5 healthcare qualification, or equivalent 

· Minimum of 1 year experience in a similar environment supporting adults or children with intellectual and physical disabilities. 

· Knowledge of adults/children with complex needs. 

· Full manual Irish drivers license is mandatory 


 Benefits to working with Company 

  • Excellent contributory pension scheme 
  • Comprehensive training, support with further & higher education, including paid training on commencement. 
  • A clear commitment to your continuous professional and career development as we grow across Ireland. 
  • Income Protection 
  • Premium Sunday and Bank Holiday rates 
  • Excellent staffing ratio’s 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Bike to work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 


QQI Level 5

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