Ranked 2nd on the Irish Independent “Best Employer” list 2022 and the highest-ranking charity organisation.

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) was founded in 1960 by a small group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland and has since, gone on to become an important provider of quality services to people with limited mobility throughout the country.

Today, our association is made up of a vibrant network of 20,000 members and 2,300 staff, as well as many dedicated volunteers. We advocate for the needs of people with physical disabilities and provide services and support to all our members in their homes and communities throughout Ireland every year.

We would like to invite applications from committed and caring Healthcare assistants/ Personal Assistants who are interested in joining our team in the below locations in Co. Galway;

Connemara and surrounding areas

The position on offer is part time depending on your availability.

What we Offer

  • Salary range for this position is €14.23 – €15.82 per hour depending on experience
  • Premium rates paid for unsociable hours

Before 8am and after 8pm - €17.78 p/h

Sunday - €21.34 p/h

Public Holidays - €28.46 p/h

  • Inter-client mileage paid
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Maternity and paternity pay scheme
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Ongoing Training & development opportunities
  • VHI, HSF and PRSA schemes available
  • Employee Assistance Programme

What we Require:

  • Minimum 5 modules completed at QQI Level 5 in Health care discipline and a commitment to complete the major award.
  • Good availability and flexibility for annual leave cover/sick leave cover
  • Full driving licence with access to own vehicle and willing to drive service user's vehicle- essential
  • Must be willing to work with high dependency service users - essential
  • Experience in a caring environment preferable but not essential
  • Kind and Caring attitude
  • Person Centred approach
  • Use of your own smart phone to check in and out of your visits is essential

IWA is committed to continuing to be an equal Opportunities employer

Documentary evidence of your relevant qualification(s) will be required in advance of or during the recruitment process.


Apply for position now

Do you have your own transport?
Do you have a Full Drivers Licence?
Are you ok to provide personal care to service users?
Are you eligible to work in Ireland? (If no, we are unable to sponsor working visas)

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