Health Care Assistant Careers
If you are a caring, understanding and compassionate person looking for a rewarding career with flexible hours, call your local office below or apply online. We would be delighted to talk to you.
- North Dublin, South Dublin, Kildare, or Wicklow Careers
- Galway Careers
- Mayo Roscommon Careers
- Cork South Careers
Why work with Right at Home
Right at Home is one of Ireland’s leading home care providers. We continuously strive to provide the highest quality of care to our clients through a well-supported team of carers and support persons. Along the way we have picked up awards and accreditation such as IBEC Keep Well – that’s our commitment to our staff and clients.
- A chance to work in a fulfilling role with a great team.
- Flexibility with local work and hours that suit you.
- Competitive Pay Rates
- Career Progression
- Mental Health & Wellness -As a company we are committed to the wellbeing of our staff and have a Work Place Wellness program promoting both positive mental and physical health.
Homecare Assistants enable our clients to remain living at home, by providing the support and care they need to help them achieve maximum independence.
Originally from Malawi, Janet (39) moved to Dublin four years ago. In Malawi, she had her own business but used her move to Ireland to change career and began working with Right at Home as a home carer three years ago.
“I try to treat my clients in the same way as I would treat my own parents, and I really enjoy chatting to them and hearing about their lives. I’ve been honoured to be with some of my clients, holding their hands, at the end of their lives. It’s a very rewarding and flexible job. I wouldn’t change it for the world." — Janet Antunes, Home Carer, Right at Home
Niall (54) returned to education to study healthcare after a 31-year career as jet engine mechanic with Lufthansa. He has worked at a home carer with Right at Home for nearly a year.
"I like meeting people and giving something back to the community. After 31 years as a jet engine mechanic, home care was a very different career, but I feel like I’m doing something positive. As a home carer, it’s important to be understanding and accept people as they are. At first, it can feel very strange for our clients and their families to have somebody calling in during the day, but you over time you get to know each other and build trust." — Niall Cronin, Home Carer, Right at Home
Homecare Assistant Duties
Typical duties of a Homecare Assistant include companionship, personal care, running errands, meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping and gardening, Alzheimer's care and respite care.
As a Homecare Assistant, you will be expected to work with clients, rather than for them. You will encourage them to regain their confidence, while also promoting their self-respect and dignity. At all times, you will provide the very highest standards of care respect and confidentiality.
Care shifts are flexible, taking place from early morning through to the evenings as well as weekends and public holidays.