Kiltormer: Care Assistant

Job Title: Care Assistant (Health/Social Care)

Job Location: Kiltormer

Role of Healthcare Assistant

The Care Assistant’s primary role is to deliver personal care and assistance to a client in his/her own home. Care Assistants are responsible for the implementation of the requirements of the clients care plan, perform identified care duties and promote client comfort, dignity and wellbeing.

Your responsibilities as a Care Assistant include . . .

  • Assist the client with Activities of Living
  • Pay due care and attention to all aspects of care duties carried out on behalf of the client
  • Provide a high standard of care in compliance with Bluebird Care Policies

Qualifications & Experience

  • Care Assistants must have obtained QQI approved Level 5 Modules Care of the Older Person and Care Skills/Healthcare Support.
  • Or have a minimum of one-year experience caring for others and be in a position to undertake the two modules outlined above.


Essential qualities of a Care Assistant include having a genuine concern for others, having the ability to demonstrate kindness, compassion and patience.

Employment Type

  • This position is available on a full-time/part-time, temporary/permanent contract basis.
  • Flexible working hours to match your lifestyle and family commitments
  • Fully supported by our professional team of Managers, Clinical Leads, Coordinators, Supervisors and Staff Mentors
  • Attractive rates of pay plus Sunday premium
  • Mileage expenses paid
  • In-house QQI Level 5 training in Healthcare Support
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Job sharing opportunities
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Out of hours support

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Free Public Talk by Consultant Cardiologist Dr Yvonne Smyth

To help raise awareness of heart disease in women, Bluebird Care Galway in association with Croi are holding a free public talk with Consultant Cardiologist Dr Yvonne Smyth.

 Come along to our free public talks and make your heart health a priority.

Wednesday 25h October in the Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway City @ 6:30pm

Heart Disease is not just a ‘man’s disease’ despite being very often portrayed as such. In fact, the risk of heart disease in women is greater than men once women reach a certain age.

‘Women at Heart’ is an awareness campaign by local heart & stroke charity Croí to educate and empower women to make their heart health a priority. The aim of the Campaign is to highlight the prevalence of heart disease among Irish women.

“I never thought it could happen to me, I was only 36 years old. My symptoms made me think I had a chest infection, but it turned out I was having a heart attack! I didn’t have any pain down my left arm. I had a feeling best described as an electric shock through my chest but it didn’t alarm me. Turns out, I had two blocked arteries. My cardiologist was fantastic and inserted two stents – now I’, right as rain.” Please don’t ignore the signs! – a testimonial from Sandra, Galway.

The ‘Women at Heart’ campaign was created by Croí to educate women on their risk of cardiovascular disease and empower them to make their heart health a priority. Heart disease and stroke are the #1 killer of women in Ireland and worldwide. Shockingly Irish women are 7 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from breast cancer.

The amazing fact is – 90% of heart disease and stroke is preventable through lifestyle change and risk factor modification. As women, you give so much love and compassion from your heart – to your parents, children, husband, partner and friends – but do you love and care for your own heart in the same way?

This collaborative public awareness event by Bluebird Care in association with Croi aims to be very informal, interactive and informative.

Sean managing director at Bluebird Care Galway commented “My Dad died from heart disease back in 1969 so our involvement with Croi is really personal as I firmly believe that if Croi existed back then he may well be alive today. I believe in the work Croi does helping so many people in this area and their level of professionalism makes them a good fit for Bluebird Care as we are constantly working to provide our customers with the very highest standards of Homecare.”

We are asking you to join forces with the women you love and spread the word about this real threat!

Places for this free talk are limited. Book your place now online at or call Croi on 091 544310.

€500 Joining Bonus with Bluebird Care North East

Are you an experienced carer? 

Bluebird Care North East are now recruiting experienced Home Care Assistants to work in the home and community setting.

We have both full and part-time hours available during the weekday, weekend and evenings. 

We also offer a €500 tax free joining bonus!*

Why Choose Bluebird Care?

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • On the job training provided to all staff to increase knowledge and skills
  • All of offices are Q Mark certified
  • Automatically signed up to the Lovin’ Bluebird Care loyalty scheme with exclusive discounts from major retail, travel and lifestyle brands
  • Uniform provided

Answer YES to these questions, and apply!

  • Do you love to care?
  • Are you a family care giver or working as a healthcare assistant?
  • Would you like to join a growing company?
  • Do you want to gain new skills?
  • Do you want to avail of further health-related training?
  • Do you drive?

If you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch today!

Call us on (042) 937 0990 or email

*Subject to T&Cs

Become a Healthcare Assistant with QQI Healthcare Training courses

Train to be a Healthcare Assistant in Limerick

Become a Bluebird Care Healthcare Assistant with QQI Healthcare Training courses

We are partnering with CPL to deliver healthcare courses for those interested in becoming a Healthcare Assistant. Bluebird Care has vacancies that will be open to those who successfully complete interview after training. 

Provide support in a variety of Healthcare settings and complete QQI Healthcare Training modules that will give you the expertise and knowledge required to work in the Healthcare industry.

Learners attending these programmes must meet RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) criteria. Your entry onto these courses is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

All modules are €195 each.

Modules will be delivered in Hibernian House, Henry Street Limerick. See schedules below.

To book a place, please contact: 
Monica McKeon 086-3879279 | Email

Places are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.

 Scheduled dates for Healthcare Training in Limerick

Module 4: Care Skills November 23rd November 30th December 7th December 14th
Module 5: Care of Older Persons January 11th January 18th January 25th February 1st
Module 6: Safety & Health at Work February 8th February 15th February 22nd March 1st
Module 7:Work Experience March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th
Module 8: Communications April 5th April 12th April 19th April 26th