Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) is a progressive independent person centred national organisation providing services for people with limited mobility.


We now seek applications for a Relief Panel of

Programme Assistants

For our supported living services in Kilkenny

(Salary range €12.78 to €15.64 per hour DOE)


As a Programme Assistant you will be expected to provide personal and activity based assistance to the service users of the Supported Living and Holiday Centre Services in a way which enhances their independence, dignity and self-esteem as members of the local community. 


The ideal candidate will have 5 modules completed in QQI Level 5 in Health Care Support or similar qualification is essential. QQI Level 5 Major Awards that are deemed relevant to IWA are:

o  Community & Health Services (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Provision & Practice)

o  Health Service Skills (to include minor components in Workplace Statutory Policies & Procedures and Care Skills and Care Support)

o  Health Care Support (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Skills and Care Support)

·        Category B Driving Licence is required.

·        Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is desirable

·        Understanding of the social model of disability and the concepts of person-centred planning are an advantage

·        Understanding of independent living is desirable

·        The ability to work as part of a team and work on own initiative 

·        An ability to build strong relationships at all levels.

·        Strong customer service focus

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday, 13th August 2020


IWA is an equal opportunity employer

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