Offaly: Care Assistant

Job Title: Care Assistant (Health/Social)

Job Location: Birr, Co Offaly

Role of Care 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.

Qualities

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

Employment Type

  • Full-time/part-time, temporary/permanent contracts available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Attractive rates of pay and employee benefits
  • own transport required, mileage paid

Expiry Date for applications: 20/10/2018

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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 www.croi.ie 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 northeast@bluebirdcare.ie

*Subject to T&Cs

Homecare Q Mark Awards for Bluebird Care

Bluebird Care Takes Double Gold at National Quality Awards

Company named Business Group of the Year & Homecare Company of the Year at the National Q Mark Awards

 

Bluebird Care has just been named as Ireland’s Business Group of the Year at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.

The Bluebird Care Team were delighted to be called to the stage to receive the winner’s gold medal trophy during an exciting awards ceremony held in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin. Winning this award demonstrates Bluebird Care’s continued commitment to excellence within the homecare industry.

The Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar TD, who attended this year’s National Q Mark Awards, said “At the heart of the Governments strategy is supporting Irish businesses through policies to create the environment for a strong economic recovery by promoting competitiveness and productivity. Quality standards and good governance enables this growth and competitiveness and it is exciting to see companies in the public, private and not for profit sectors competing side by side. These are the modern Irish businesses that are driving the engine of our recovery, and I wish them every success in the future”.

Bluebird Care provides accessible, quality, safe care for individuals of all ages in the home and community setting, operates in 26 offices throughout Ireland, and delivers over 25,000 care visits per week.

Bluebird Care dedicated this award to their 1500 Care Staff around Ireland who work so diligently on their behalf to provide a high standard of care to their customers and families on a daily basis.

Irene Collins, Managing Director of The National Q Mark Awards stated that the team in Bluebird Care did not rest on their past achievements and offered her congratulations to everyone involved. She further stated that, “when the homecare sector is finally state regulated in Ireland, Bluebird Care will be more than ready because they have been advocates for quality standards and external audit procedures for four years.”

Brian MacGoey, Managing Director of Bluebird Care Ireland, stated that it was time that all homecare companies embraced the Q Mark ahead of regulation in the marketplace.

“We want to see regulation and have publicly called for it for many years. It’s important that the sector as a whole maintains high standards, after all that’s what our customers and the HSE expect. We adhere to HSE guidelines, are mindful of the HIQA standards, have our own internal auditing procedures and in addition, we embrace the Q Mark process to ensure we are not just maintaining those standards but that we are continuously improving upon them.”

Bluebird Care in Galway also won the prestigious Homecare Company of the Year award at the national Q Mark Awards.  

Sean Lyons, Director of Bluebird Care Galway accepted the Homecare Company of the Year award for the second time in three years. “This award is dedicated to our staff who care for people who choose to remain at home. They are committed to quality care and understand how and why we have audit procedures, both internally and externally. I am absolutely thrilled to accept this award for a second time and it will only excel our passion for increasing care standards in our business.”

Bluebird Care had eight offices as finalists in the Homecare Company of the Year category, namely, Sligo/Mayo, Clare, Limerick, Kildare/Laois & Offaly, Dublin North, Dublin West, Head Office and Galway who won the title.

The Q Mark Awards are forever associated with Quality and Excellence in the minds of Irish consumers and it is the only system which allows businesses monitor 100% of their processes and procedures 100% of the time. Winning this award has shown that Bluebird Care truly cares about its customers and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that it achieves the highest possible standards at all times.

 

Bluebird Care Galway pictured accepting the Q Mark Homecare Company of the Year Award from Irene Collins, Managing Director, EIQA and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Vradkar. Pictured left to right are Carolyn Corless, Carol Kennedy, Sean Lyons, Martina Molloy & Stephanie Rocke

Bluebird Care Galway pictured accepting the Q Mark Homecare Company of the Year Award from Irene Collins, Managing Director, EIQA and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Vradkar. Pictured left to right are Carolyn Corless, Carol Kennedy, Sean Lyons, Martina Molloy & Stephanie Rocke