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Healthcare Assistant

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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.


Role Responsibility

  • 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.
  • This role will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Garda Vetting.

Package Description

The Sisters of Mercy, Callan, County Kilkenny

Permanent part time 19 hours per week

Days 8.30am - 3.00pm , Evenings 3.00pm - 9.30pm 

€11.50 per hour + Sodexo Benefits.

About the Company

Why choose Sodexo?

You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.   

What do we mean when we say belong?  

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.   

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience, or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career.  

We are committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Working Parents, Sodexo Disability, So together, generations and origins.  We have also launched Be Heard which an employee network is designed to bring black colleagues together (virtually) to bring about positive change.

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.   

Our benefits:   

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life, health, and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefits that you can tailor to suit your needs. In addition to the essentials like 20 days holidays (plus bank holidays) and pension contribution, we can help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo with benefits such as;    


  • 20 days holidays per year
  • Free GP service, Free employee assistance program
  • Pension Scheme, Family leave options
  • Sodexo Discounts - discounts from over 1,200 top retailers with you earning WOW Points (cashback) as you shop   
  • Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family   
  • Up to three paid days each year to volunteer
  • Cycle to work    
  • Life assurance   







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