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Driver/Care Assistant Community Employment Programme

Irish Wheelchair Association Mayo

Ref: #CES-2082668
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary.  Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy.  Vacancy Reference Number will be required.  Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.

Applicants should supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.

You will work within a team environment with the support of the C.E. Supervisor. You will assist and take part in work carried out by the IWA in its provision of services to persons with physical/sensory disabilities to help them achieve full social, economic and educational inclusion and integration into their communities and society. You will also be responsible for the safe transportation of the service users to and from the IWA service and any other tasks and duties as may be deemed necessary. As this position is for a driver/care assistant a full clean Category B Driving Licence is essential although a Category D Licence would be desirable.  Your main duties and responsibilities would be;
Assist in the provision of activities as set by Service co-ordinator
Assist in the support of service users taking part in such activities
Assist in safe transportation of service users to and from IWA centres, social activities and recreational events
Assist with the safe operation of hydraulic bus lift
Complete daily/weekly bus checks according to IWA policies and procedures
Assist service users in all aspects of personal care as required
Adhere to Health & Safety practices at all times while on duty
Carry out any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time


  • Location: Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Job Title: Driver/Care Assistant
  • Hours: 19.5 h / week
  • Rate: Scheme Rates - € / hour
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