Personal Assistant Required (Maternity Cover). Closing date 4th July 2022


Young woman with physical disability seeks a Personal Assistant (PA) to assist her with all aspects of her daily life. Duties include:

  • Assistance with Personal Care

  • Assistance with Household Duties eg.Cooking,Cleaning

  • Driving (woman owns own transport)

  • Accompaniment to social/work related events.

  • Travel abroad and within Ireland. (Occasional and by agreement.)

Hours of Work

  • Maximum of 23 hours per week. Minimum of 14 hours per week.

  • Shifts are usually on a Friday (5 hours) Saturday (9 hours) and every second Sunday (9 hours).

  • Saturday and Sunday shifts are both two shifts in one day.

  • 4.5 hours each with a break of 3 hours break between shifts.

  • Candidates must be willing to work both shifts on a Saturday or a Sunday.

  • On weeks where candidates don’t work on a Sunday, they will work 14 hours per week.

  • Times of shifts may occasionally change but will never change without adequate notice.

  • Will be asked to cover Annual/Sick Leave when required.

Job Requirements

  • Full clean European/Irish Driving Licence.

  • Willingness to drive often.

  • Flexibility is a must in this role. The aim is to facilitate the life of a person with a disability to do that which they need or want to do, so tasks will not always be the same.

  • The successful candidate will work within the persons home a lot. However, shifts will not always begin or end in the home. For example, the person may be required to meet the young woman in the city centre to begin a shift.

  • Good command of spoken English is required.

  • An understanding of Disability as an Equality issue and not a medical condition is essential.

  • Must have an open and friendly nature.

  • Must be willing and able to take instructions.

Other Details Pay Rate is €14.23 to 15.82 per hour. (Depending on Fetac Level 5 qualification) Full training will be provided. The successful candidate will be employed by the Irish Wheelchair Association. However the Disabled Woman will act as a line manager on a day to day basis. Fetac Level 5 qualification in a relevant field is desirable but not essential. If interested please send a CV and cover letter to caitrionakenny303@gmail.com by Monday July 4th 5pm. Garda vetting will apply.

General Info Date Entered/Updated 16th May, 2022 Region Dublin 3 Expiry Date 4th Jul, 2022