Job Title: Programme Assistant/ Driver - Castlebar

  • Location: Co. Mayo
  • Closing Date: Friday, 31 March 2017
Overall Purpose of Job
You will be responsible for the safe transportation of the members to and from the Resource and Outreach Centre (ROC). As a Programme assistant/Driver you will also be expected to lead with the delivery of services to members engaging in personal and activation programmes in the Centre. The essential nature of the Centre is to provide a pathway for people with physical disabilities to full participation with the community.
Close liaison is required with ROC staff and members for the successful implementation of this position. Links will also be made with relevant voluntary and statutory agencies, families and friends of members.
Training, Experience and Qualifications


  • A full driving license is essential

  • A minimum of 5 completed modules of FETAC level 5 (Major Award) Care Support or similar qualification is essential. FETAC Major Awards that are deemed relevant to IWA are:

    • Community & Health Services (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Provision & Practice)

    • Health Service Skills (to include minor components in Workplace Statutory Policies & Procedures and Care Skills and Care Support)

    • Health Care Support (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Skills and Care Support)

  • Previous experience of working with databases and Microsoft Office suite are required

Knowledge and Skills
  • Previous experience of developing and delivering projects or programmes

  • Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is required

  • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety regulations, as well as transport safety and standards of use is essential

  • The ability to lead a team and work on own initiative 

  • An ability to build strong relationships at all levels and show confidence among the team

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Be of good character

Remuneration & Benefits
  • Salary range for this position is €12,000 - €15,415 DOE (prorated salary)

  • Excellent working conditions

  • Training & development opportunities

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata

  • Access to Occupational Pension scheme (PRSA) and group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans

  • Employee Assistance Programme


    To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to