We would like to invite applications for the following 19.5 hour per week, 6 month fixed term contract position;

Programme Assistant


You will be responsible for the safe transportation of the members to and from the Resource and Outreach Centre (ROC). As a Programme Assistant/Driver you will also be expected to lead with the delivery of services to members engaging in personal and activation programmes in the Centre. The essential nature of the Centre is to provide a pathway for people with physical disabilities to full participation with the community. Close liaison is required with ROC staff and members for the successful implementation of this position. Links will also be made with relevant voluntary and statutory agencies, families and friends of members.

Training, Experience and Qualifications

A minimum of 5 completed modules of QQI level 5 in HealthCare Support or similar qualification is essential. QQI Major Awards that are deemed relevant to IWA are:

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

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

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

A category B driving license is essential

Previous experience of working with databases and Microsoft Office suite are desirable.


Knowledge and Skills

Previous experience of developing and delivering projects or programmes

Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is required

Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety regulations, as well as transport safety and standards of use is essential



The ability to lead a team and work on own initiative

An ability to build strong relationships at all levels and show confidence among the team

Strong customer service focus

Be of good character



Communicating and Influencing

Motivating and Empowering

Innovation and Creativity

Planning and Organising

Quality and Customer Focus


Remuneration & Benefits

Pro-rated salary for this position is from €13,736 to €16,005 DOE

Excellent working conditions

Training & development opportunities

25 days annual leave pro rata

Access to PRSA, VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans

Employee Assistance Programme


The closing date for applications is Thursday 24th June 2021

IWA is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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