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Bluebird Care announce new job opportunities nationwide

National recruitment campaign underway with 370 new roles across the Republic of Ireland

  • Bluebird Care to increase its service delivery by 20 percent
  • A range of new roles, including Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants required in all locations
  • Recruitment fairs to take place across the country including in Galway, Wexford and the across the Dublin region

Bluebird Care, one of Ireland’s leading providers of homecare, is proud to announce that over the coming months, it will create over 370 jobs in its 26 offices across the country, growing its health and social care team by over 20 per cent. Set up in Ireland in 2007, these new jobs will support Bluebird Care in the delivery of person-centred care to even more individuals, with very diverse needs, within the home setting and local community.

Managing Director of Bluebird Care Brian MacGoey said “We are delighted to announce an increase in the range and type of services across the country by adding an additional 370 people to our existing staffing complement. The diverse nature of our range of services means that we can deliver safe, effective care in the customers own home which is often their preferred choice. This dynamic work environment, therefore offers interesting, flexible, and rewarding employment opportunities for key care staff, and in this regard, we are delighted to be in a position to announce our plans to recruit enthusiastic, caring people to our organisation”.

About Bluebird Care Staff

Before entering the workplace all Bluebird Care staff:

  • Are personally interviewed
  • Vigorously reference checked (including all previous employers)
  • Must have received acceptable Garda Clearance
  • Must have a 3rd level qualification in a relevant health related subject
  • Must attend and complete comprehensive Induction, Orientation and Manual Handling training
  • Must complete shadowing module with experienced senior staff and Supervisors

All staff are employed directly by Bluebird Care; thus Bluebird Care deal with the administering of payroll, taxes, PRSI and provide comprehensive public liability and employers liability insurance.

Bluebird Care always have staff on call and one of the benefits of using Bluebird Care is that we can sustain our services at short notice, even if a staff member is unable to work as planned. Bluebird Care staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if any emergencies should arise.

Welcoming the announcement of the creation of 370 new roles, Tánaiste and Minister for Job, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said “I am delighted that Bluebird Care is expanding its workforce by 20 per cent. Indeed, I am especially pleased to see the creation of jobs across the country. Bluebird’s commitment to hiring in the local community and offering to train local people up to care for those most vulnerable in their community is to be commended.”

#myicarestory – Be Inspired By Our Healthcare Staff

With less than two weeks to go before our i-CARE campaign ends, we thought we would present some inspiring stories to you from our healthcare staff around the country. We greatly appreciate the care that each and every one of our 1,500 staff gives to our customers in every corner of Ireland and to this end, we wanted to show you how much being a care-giver means to them. We are delighted that Broadcaster George Hook will act as our MC at our i-CARE Awards on Thursday 17th September in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stillorgan.

 

Brian MacGoey (far right)

Brian MacGoey (far right)

“Caring is a passion for our staff, they don’t see it merely as a job, and their #myicarestory entries are a reflection of this. We wanted others to see what we see in our staff – caring to make a difference.” – Brian MacGoey, Managing Director, Bluebird Care.

 

i-CARE campaign Bluebird Care

 

WATCH OUR VIDEO FROM GALWAY

 

#myicarestory by Bluebird Care Healthcare Staff

If you enjoy reading these stories then please share on your social networking sites using the hashtag #myicarestory.

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Job Fairy: Health Care Assistants Co. Clare

Bluebird Care Clare is hiring Health Care Assistants in Co. Clare and specifically in the Westbury area of the county. The positions are for an immediate start.

Bluebird Care provides home care and support to people of all ages and all abilities in their home and in the community. We are committed to the highest quality and are the current holders of the Q Mark Business Group of the Year 2013/2014 Award.

We are passionate about helping people to live independently and recruit individuals with a caring nature and a deep interest in supporting others.

Essential Criteria

  • FETAC Level 5 in Health Care or related discipline or studying towards same
  • Will need to successfully complete the Bluebird Care recruitment process
  • Caring nature
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work in community setting

Apply Now

Email your CV to Kay Leahy at clare @bluebirdcare.ie or complete our online application below.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Kilkenny Audience Engaged on Topic of Growing Old

“We need to be more optimistic and upbeat about our role in society, because we have so much to give.” So said one of the attendees at the final “An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care” event which took place in Kilkenny.

The Lyrath Estate Hotel saw 150 guests join four panels of guests to discuss home security, homecare and healthcare, the impact of austerity on older people and participation of older people in society.

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Broadcaster George Hook chaired all five events in Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Cork and Kilkenny and was moved by what he heard from the over 700 people who attended.

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Writing in the Sunday Independent George Hook described the impact the ‘EngAGEment’ series had on him. He revealed that audiences’ anguish over continued austerity led him to believe that, “Sharing the cost of our ageing population is already dividing the nation.”

Read George Hook’s full article in the Sunday Independent here.

Sunday Independent November 17 2013

Watch our highlights video at the link below

Highlights of An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care