Care Assistant/Cleaner (Former Employee), Mullingar, WH – August 18, 2014
Working mostly in the centre with the service users, caring for cleaning, dressing and socializing, helping with games and on the mini buses, clamping, hoisting etc, great environment to work in well managed.
Core Staff Member (Current Employee), Clontarf, D – July 8, 2014
Pros: taking part in outings to activities i would'nt usually attend
Cons: if all the guests have severe disabilities
Usually start work at 8.00am. Handover from night staff . Wash dress and toilet guests and bring them down to the dining room for breakfast.They decide what will happens on any given day. We usually have guests staying who are similar in age and interests. The Hospice only caters for 6 guests at a time This could be cinema, museums, shopping, the zoo, – more... literary events. We usually eat out at lunch time. Come back to the Hospice. Some of the guests might want to rest, use the bathroom, have drinks. We settle them in the sitting room or their own rooms and the afternoon shift starts at 4.00pm. . – less
In the past one year I have been working with Irish Wheelchair Association also practicing as care assistance at Glanmire Residential Centre for eight months. During my work experience I have learnt how to handle various medical/care and operational situations professionally, working as a team and efficiently using my own knowledge and any available – more... resources. – less
I got great exsperiance and total job satisfaction from this job it was a very rewarding position
Personal assistant (Former Employee), Clontarf, D – April 17, 2014
Pros: great exsperience
Cons: sometimes was hard to see peoples disabilities
I worked as a personal assistant and also worked in the rest bite center my days where to assist people with physical and mental disability's to live there lives as normal and happy as they possibility could my day would consist of showering the client and general house keeping the hardest part of the job was watching some of the situations some clients – more... where living sometimes it was very upsetting.The most enjoyable part of this job was seeing the difference you where making to peoples lives. – less
Considering it was a private residency where I worked, the IWA looked after me well they could not get a replacement job for me so was made redundant
Personal Assistant (Former Employee), Dublin, D – February 27, 2014
Pros: time management was well managed. felt at home always.
Cons: the wait for treatment or ambulance if ever my leader suddenly fell sick
The typical day at work for me was great. It was so challenging. My leader taught me to manage my job my time. I learnt to be comfortable with strangers as there were many people in the health department who came to do their work, nurses, doctors. Ots, physiotherapists, etc. The co-workers worked with me so well. The hardest part of the job was when – more... she had to be admitted to hospital. She felt very very uncomfortable and I had to work from hospital. The job was so enjoyable most of the times. A lot of knowledge was acquired in the job it was always enjoyable whenever a job was done well and it was appreciated by her and the IWA. – less
Care Assistant (Former Employee), Dublin 15 – May 4, 2013
Pros: yes when on training
Cons: yes when on training
It was a productive and a good work place, care over every day from other p A ,I learned how to manage with my leader,the hardest part of the job was lifting and transfer the most enjoyable part was helping the leader with dressing.
I enjoy working with people and am interested in part time work
Personal Assistant (Current Employee), Wexford – November 7, 2012
Pros: meeting people
Cons: short hours
Showering, hoisting, dressing, and providing breakfast to patients in their own home. I learned Communication Skills and enjoy working with my co workers and working as a team. The hardest part of the job would be trying not to let the patients problems get to me. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the interaction with the people we work with.