Michael Corcoran to Speak at Alzheimer’s Society Event

On Thursday February 19th 2015, Director of Bluebird Care Wexford, Michael Corcoran will be the guest speaker at the Alzheimer’s Café hosted by Whitford House Hotel from 11am until 1pm.

Michael will share an insight into homecare and the specialised care and supports provided by his team. Michael has committed to meeting with and speaking to community groups throughout the county to help inform people about homecare as a cost-effective and realistic alternative to homecare.

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Bluebird Care Kerry/West Cork Takes Flight

The team at Bluebird Care in Kerry will take flight in a charity skydive on Saturday the 13th of June in aid of Ian’s Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

Office Administrator, Carly O’Donovan, Office Manager, Trish Kavanagh and Care Supervisor, Brandy Frizuki will be taking on the charity challenge.

Kerry:West Cork Charity Skydive

Carly O’Donovan says, “Doing a charity skydive has been on my bucket list for some time. We are all too often reminded of how short our time is and I figured if I don’t start crossing things off my list in the hope of having great, unforgettable, fun moments, I would end up regretting the things I was never brave enough to try.”

The challenge has been extended to all Bluebird Care Offices across Ireland. Money raised will go to two charities. Firstly Ian’s Trust a wonderful charity who support families with children who have suffered an Acquired Brain Injury. The second is The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, a national charity who work across the country providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia.

The jump will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday the 13th of June.

To make a donation you can send a draft/cheque form payable to either of the named charities. Send donations to Fairies Cross Medical Centre, Clounalour, Oak Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

 

Major Recruitment Campaign Launched in Dublin South

We are hiring. #jobfairy

We are currently recruiting the following team members in our Dublin South office:

  • Care Manager
  • General Manager
  • Care Co-ordinator
  • Supervisors
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support Workers 

General Manager

  • Applicants should have at least 3-5 years business experience
  • Experience in the healthcare sector is desirable
  • Excellent motivational, leadership and communication skills
  • Proven track record in business development and sales strategies

Care Manager

  • Applicants should have a nursing qualification or other professional qualification in a health related subject.
  • The Care Manager is responsible for the management of the office, developing and managing a care team, assessing new customers and participating in the growth and development of the business.
  • Experience in management and good IT skills are also essential.
  • Applicants must be a car owner/driver and have a flexible approach to working hours.

Care Co-ordinator

  • Excellent administration skills
  • Team player and motivator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Computer literate and competent in Microsoft packages
  • Excellent communications and reporting skills

Supervisors

  • Qualification in a healthcare discipline at third level
  • Business and/or HR qualification desirable
  • Minimum of three years in a supervisory role in the healthcare setting

Healthcare Assistants

  • Must have a Fetac 5 Award in a health related subject or a social care degree/diploma
  • Experience within a care setting essential i.e. hospital or nursing home environment
  • Disability experience an advantage
  • Management of medication training an advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work in the community using a person centred approach
  • Must have a flexible approach to working hour

Support Workers

  • Minimum FETAC Level 5 in a healthcare discipline
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
  • Excellent manner, communications skills and positive outlook
  • Desire to work in community setting

 

Interested? Please send your CV to info@bluebirdcare.ie. All applicants will require Garda vetting must supply references.

Bluebird Care is an equal opportunities employer.

Gary Cooks Chicken Curry

Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon has created a series of videos for us cooking his favourite recipes from our cookbook Food For the Soul.

Here he cooks Chicken Curry. Gary did an event at Electric Picnic where Sunil Guhai was MCing. He’s Executive Chef of the Jaipur Restaurant Group and a great Chef according to Gary. He did a chicken curry at the event but never as Gary had seen. He roasted the spices, broke them up in the morel and pestle, fried them a bit, added the sauce ingredients and then put in the chicken. This isn’t the usual method Gary would use but Sunil is a master and has created a wonderful dish that Gary has cooked here.