Health Care Assistants (Part-Time and Full-Time) – Enniscrone, Co. SLigo

at Sonas Nursing Homes (view profile)
Location Athlone, Ireland
Date Posted January 8, 2018
Category Health care assistant
Job Type Permanent


Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

Sonas Nursing Home Ard na Gréine is a refreshing approach to person-centred care in the fresh Atlantic air. Our two storey 58 bed Nursing Home is situated in the idyllic town of Enniscrone, Co. Sligo overlooking Killala Bay, just 15 minutes from Ballina, Co. Mayo and 45 minutes from Sligo town.


Responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Support and assist residents enabling them to fulfil their activities of daily living ensuring that residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible.
  • Deliver a high standard of person-centred care ensuring all practices reflects the privacy, dignity and respect of our residents and underpins all the basic values that contribute to an excellent quality of life.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with residents that are based on respect and equality.
  • Promote, encourage and practice the ethos of person-centred care.
  • Participate in organising and carrying out social outings and in-house activities.
  • Maintain resident’s dining rooms, living areas and bedrooms in a neat, presentable and hygienic state.
  • Assist the management team during internal and external audits/inspections.
  • Must be available to work day, night and weekend shifts on a fulltime basis.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Must have completed full FETAC/QQI Major Award Level 5 in Healthcare or related field.
  • Modules completed in Care of the Older Person, Infection Prevention & Control, Nutrition and Palliative Care Support are desirable.
  • Current and valid Infection Control, Manual and Resident Moving & Handling & Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Certificates (training can be provided if required).

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous working experience in care of the older person within a residential care home setting is desirable.
  • Possess a high regard for and practice good health and safety procedures at all times.
  • Passionate about delivering outstanding care to older people and be a committed, patient and caring person with a sense of humour and a positive outlook on life.

Benefits of working for Sonas Nursing Homes:

  • Employing over 550 people, we offer unparalleled opportunity to develop your career and broaden your experience
  • 10% Extra per hour worked on Saturday, 20% Extra per hour worked on Sunday, Double time for hrs worked on Bank holidays
  • Sonas Nursing Homes have built and sustained its reputation for excellence which make us an excellent employer of choice
  • Induction Training Program
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • All Meals Provided free of charge when on duty
  • 1 X Uniform and Name Badge Provided
  • Career Progression
  • Education Assistance Program
  • NHI Group Benefits Scheme
  • Long Service Recognition Awards
  • Staff Social Events
  • Refer a Friend Bonus
  • Training and Development Provided
  • Employee Well-Being Program
  • Free on-site Parking
  • “Buddy” Mentorship programme
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