Senior Care Worker - Specified Purpose, Cork

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Salary Type
Job ID

Job Description

Position Overview: As a Senior Care Worker, you will be responsible for providing high-quality care and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, ensuring their physical, emotional, and social care needs are met. You will also take on a supervisory role, overseeing a team of care workers and providing guidance, support, and leadership to ensure the delivery of person-centered care. This role requires a compassionate and skilled professional who is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals.

This is a Specified Purpose Contract.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, assisting with daily activities, personal care, and social activities.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of care workers, ensuring adherence to care plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Conduct regular assessments of the needs of people we support and develop individualised care plans in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Act as a mentor and role model for care workers, providing guidance, support, and training to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Liaise effectively with families, healthcare professionals, and external agencies as required.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentations.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and contribute to the overall development and success of the care team.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in healthcare, preferably working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award or equivalent qualification.
  • Supervisory or management qualification desirable.
  • Compassionate and empathetic approach to care, with a genuine commitment to enhancing the lives of others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with clients, families, and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively supervise and coordinate a team.
  • Flexibility to work shifts including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.
  • Valid full driver's license and willingness to drive for work purposes.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and independently when required.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and progression.
  • Supportive working environment with a dedicated team of professionals.
  • Meaningful and rewarding work that makes a positive impact in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Flexibility around roster.


€16.14 - €19.37 per hour depending on experience.

If you are a compassionate and dedicated care professional looking to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful difference, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to make an informal enquiry, get in touch with Eimear in confidence at eimear.allen@nuvo.ie.