The HSE/South East Community Healthcare is looking for Health Care Support Assistants (formerly known as Home Helps) to provide personal care to clients in their own home.
There are permanent whole-time and permanent part-time positions available to work in community healthcare supports provided by the HSE in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.
Candidates for the Health Care Support Assistants are required to have completed a Further Education and Training Course (QQI) Level 5 qualification in the following two modules – Care Skills and Care of the Elderly. Commitment will also be required from successful employees to complete the remaining modules within their probation period.
Health Care Support Assistants are paid based on a salary scale that goes from €31,723 to €40,738 per annum (gross wage). On the first increment, the rate per hour is €15.58. On the final increment, the rate per hour is €20.01. For example, in Year 1 of (full time) employment, a starting rate of €31,723 per annum would equate to €607.95 per week or €15.58 per hour. By Year 9 (having progressed through eight subsequent increments), a then starting rate of €40,738 per annum would equate to €780.72 per week or €20.01 per hour.
A double rate of pay per hour applies on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Travel expenses are paid for all mileage incurred from base or home (shortest distance) and are in line with HSE National Financial Regulations. Manual Handling and online training will be provided during induction training for successful candidates. This employment may form part of career pathway to Registered General Nursing if the position holder is interested.
Drawing attention to the HSE’s ongoing recruitment campaign, Bridget Farrell (General Manager/Older Persons Services, HSE/South East Community Healthcare) says:
“The HSE need Health Care Support Assistants in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. The overall objective of the HSE’s Health Care Support for Older Persons service is to care for and maintain people in their own home. This involves Health Care Support Assistants liaising with Public Health Nurses and other health care professionals. Health Care Support Assistant (HCSA) tasks include assisting clients in personal care and essential household tasks that are linked to the delivery of the personal care.”
Details of how to apply, the job specifications and applications forms appear on the HSE website at https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs/job-search/patient-and-client-care/sech23hcsar-health-care-support-assistant-community-rolling-campaign-formerly-known-as-home-help-.html
Last updated on: 08 / 05 / 2023