Home Care Careers

Private HomeCare is always looking for those interested in caring as a career.  Please read through this section if you are already an experienced carer. Alternately if you enjoy caring for people and if you are prepared to get the right training, we can offer the right people flexibility from one hour to 24 hour options.


 

I'm a carer with relevant qualifications and experience

What happens next ?
Complete our application form which will be reviewed by our HR manager.

Successful applicants will be called for interview. If you are called for interview, please bring the following:

  • your passport or driving licence
  • 2 passport photographs
  • valid GNIB card (if applicable)
  • a copy of your CV
  • a copy of your qualifications
  • 2 written references
Please note at interview, you will be asked to complete a Garda vetting form.

Successful carers will be notified and invited to attend the Private HomeCare induction course for all new carers.

We match you with clients according to your availability, experience and location.
 


I'm a carer who has looked after a relative or friend for some time.

What happens next ?
Complete our application form which will be reviewed by our HR manager.

Successful applicants will be called for interview. If you are called for interview, please bring the following:

  • your passport or driving licence
  • 2 passport photographs
  • valid GNIB card (if applicable)
  • a copy of your CV
  • 2 written references

Please note at interview, you will be asked to complete a Garda vetting form.

Please note it would be highly advantageous to book the essential training all our carers need, before you attend your interview.

Successful applicants will be notified.

Successful carers will be invited to attend the Private HomeCare induction course for all new carers.

We then match you with clients according to your availability, experience and location.

Please note we encourage applications from experienced carers, particularly mature people.


Training

Due to the sensitive nature of providing home care, it is essential that our carers have the necessary qualifications to start work with Private HomeCare.

Essential Training Qualifications :

  • People Handling
    This is a one day course that takes place nationwide throughout the year.
  • Fetac Level 5 Practical Home Care Skills
    This is a five day course that takes places in CPL, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. This course is certified by FETAC and equips participants with a career in caring.

To find out more or to book your place on either of these courses, please call CPL training on 0818 365115.


Description of Shifts:

We provide care for our clients from 1 hour to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can choose your availability:

  • Live In - minimum of 3 days and nights consecutively, 24 hour cover.
  • Short Hours - anything from 1/2 hour to 3 hours during the day (08.00 - 22.00)
  • Long Hours - anything from 4 hours + during the day (08.00 - 22.00)
  • Nights - 10 hour block from 22.00 - 08.00

Continuous Improvement for all our Carers

Private HomeCare is an ISO 9001:2000 quality approved organisation and is committed to continuous training and improvement and will at regular intervals hold carer training sessions which all carers are expected to attend.

We also have dedicated carer e-zines to keep our carers up-to-date on company activities.

 

Note for those on JobSeekers Allowance

Please note it is solely the responsibility of applicants to inform themselves of  how state benefits work in conjunction with agency work. In our experience, jobseekers who choose to work short hours may find their JobSeekers Allowance affected. Please contact your relevant government agency to see if or how your JobSeekers allowance will be affected should you seek part-time employment.


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Video


Patsy Philpott talks about carer recruitment and compliance at Private HomeCare