We would like to invite applications for the following part time (30 hrs), 12 month F/T contract positions;


Programme Assistant X 2/ Holiday Service


Please note this position requires that you have received at least one dose of a Covid19 vaccine and be willing to receive the second dose.

As a Programme Assistant you will be expected to provide personal and activity based assistance to the service users of the Holiday Service in a way which enhances their independence, dignity and self-esteem as members of the local community. For the successful implementation of this role there are a number of relationships which should be fostered and developed: primarily these will be with the service users and their advocates. Close liaison is also required with the Hotel/Holiday Respite Manager and the Service Support Officer, colleagues and volunteers, as well as the members’ families. Links will also be made with relevant voluntary and statutory agencies and educational institutes.
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 Licence is required

Knowledge and Skills

Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is essential.

Understanding of the social model of disability and the concepts of person centered planning an advantage


The ability to work as part of 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

Planning and Organising

Quality and Customer Focus

Adaptability, Drive and Resilience

Remuneration & Benefits

Flexible hours including day, evening, overnight and on-call rota

Salary range for this position is €13.50 to €15.73 per hour (DOE)

Excellent working conditions

Training & development opportunities

Annual leave - 8% of working hours

PRSA Pension scheme available and group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans

Employee Assistance Programme


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


The closing date for applications is Friday 24th September 2021


IWA is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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