We would like to invite applications for the following 27.5 hour per week, permanent role;


Programme Assistant/Driver



You will be responsible for the safe transportation of the members to and from the Community Centre. 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 in the community. Close liaison is required with Community Centre 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)

Full driving license and a willingness to learn to drive the IWA buses is essential.

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


Knowledge and Skills

Developing and delivering projects or programmes.

Experience of working with people with disabilities is required

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



Communicating and Influencing

Motivating and Empowering

Innovation and Creativity

Planning and Organising

Quality and Customer Focus



The ability to 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


Remuneration & Benefits

Salary for this position is from €14.23 to €15.82 per hour DOE

Excellent working conditions

Training & development opportunities

25 days annual leave pro rata

Access to Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans

Employee Assistance Service




The closing date for applications is Thursday 1st June 2023


Please note - ACADEMIC AND/OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Documentary evidence of your relevant qualification(s) will be required in advance of or during the recruitment process.


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