North West Parents & Friends Association

North West Parents and Friends Association
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Job Vacancies

Sligo and Leitrim

Job Title:             Care Assistants

Location:              NWPF Services, Sligo Town

Contract:             Permanent 

To work with Adults and Children with varying degrees of Intellectual Disability/Autism in Day/Residential/Respite Services.  Successful candidates will be expected to work hours which may include day time hours, evenings, night duty and/or sleepover duty to include weekends.  Hours of work will vary. 

Applications should meet the following criteria to be considered for the positions.


Essential CriteriaDesirable Criteria
  • Currently hold or in the process of completing a FETAC/QQI Level 5 (Major Award) in a relevant Healthcare course.
  • Experience of working with Adults and/or Children with Intellectual Disability /Autism.
  • Experience of working with people with a range of support needs to include behaviours of concern.
  • Must have a strong command of the English language (both verbally and written).
  •  Computer Skills (Proficient in Microsoft Office).
  • Full Clean Driving Licence and willing to drive the company vehicle.
  • Eligible to work in Ireland.
  • Person Centred Planning.
  • Assessment and Management of Risk.
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse training, First Aid/FAR training, Moving and Handling training, Food Hygiene training, Children First training.
  • Knowledge/experience of Menu Planning and household budgeting.
  • Knowledge of HIQA regulations & New Directions.
  • Ability to work using own initiative.

Job Title:                             Care Assistant 

Location:                             Holy Family Pre-School, Ballytivnan, Sligo

Contracts:                          1 * Fixed Term Contract (January 2024 to July 2024) – 30 hours per week

 To work with Children with complex medical needs and autism in the Holy Family Pre-School. Hours of work may vary.  Applications should meet the following criteria to be considered for the position.

Essential Criteria

Desirable Criteria

·         Minimum FETAC/QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood                   Care  and Education / Equivalent Minimum Qualification.          

·         Experience of working with Children with Intellectual Disability               and Autism.

·         Eligible to work in Ireland.

·         Children First training.

·         First Aid training.

·         Moving and Handling training.

·         Computer Skills.

·         Knowledge of Pre-School Inspections.

Staff Benefits


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