Assisted Living Services
Cork CIL in partnership with the Health Service Executive (HSE), and as part of Assisted Living Services, provides Personal Assistants (PAs) to work with service users with a physical disability in a range of settings. Cork CIL is committed to working with Leaders (Service Users) to promote independence and choice, and support people to live a life of their own choosing. Each person’s service is individualised and agreed in partnership with them.
Cork CIL is recruiting flexi/part-time skilled PAs to work with a range of people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in their own homes in the South Lee and Blackpool areas of Cork City. The role of the PA is important and varied. It may involve providing personal care, including personal hygiene, light domestic home support and a large part of the role is providing social and emotional support. Cork CIL’s catchment area includes:
The roles are generally part time but skilled staff can work to increase their hours with the organisation over time. If you are already in employment or have prior commitments, registration with Cork CIL may provide additional flexible working opportunities.
We are looking for caring and skilled staff who are available to work shifts of 1 to 5 hours or more for an immediate start. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are available in the early mornings, evenings, and weekends, as well as for relief/cover work. Successful applicants must be flexible and may be required to work with more than one service user per day, which makes independent transport means essential.
As a Cork CIL PA, your role may include assistance with intimate personal care and therapy programmes, support with swimming, social support and companionship, and other tasks.
To help you decide if working for Cork CIL is for you, please read this document:
- Personal Assistant (Adult Services): Job Description (MS Word, 693kb)
All offers of employment with Cork CIL are subject to a minimum of three satisfactory references (one should be from your current or most recent employer) and proof of current Garda clearance. Up-to-date patient moving/handling and hoist experience will speed up shortlisting and start date.
Cork CIL will only accept applications using a Cork CIL Application Form (see below). CVs are not accepted as part of the application procedure and will not be kept on file. Cork CIL are not able to respond to phone enquiries about employment, and we will only contact applicants once shortlisting has been completed. Please include a valid email address in your application as this is how we will contact you.
Please download and complete the application form contained in this document:
- Personal Assistant (Adult Services): Application Form (MS Word, 97kb)
All completed applications should be sent by email to:
or posted to:
Community Employment Scheme
Cork CIL is funded by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to deliver a community employment (CE) Scheme as part of the greater DSP CE Programme. Cork CIL provides meaningful work experience and training for participants on its CE Scheme. Participants are engaged as PAs, drivers, and project workers. Participants work 19.5 hours per week on the programme. The CE Scheme is administered in accordance with DSP guidelines and audited on an annual basis.
The DSP CE Programme is an employment programme which helps long-term unemployed people to re-enter the active workforce by breaking their experience of unemployment through a return to work routine. The programme assists them to enhance and develop both their technical and personal skills, which can then be used in the workplace.
To participate in the DSP CE Programme, you must:
- register at your local DSP Employment Services Office;
- meet certain eligibility criteria.
The criteria for participating on the CE Programme are based on age and length of time in receipt of various social welfare payments. In general, the Part-time Integration Option is for people of 25 or over who are receiving social welfare payments for 1 year or more, and people of 18 years or over in receipt of disability-related payments. The Part-time Job Option is for people who are 35 or over and in receipt of social welfare payments for 3 years or longer.
Certain groups such as Travellers and refugees aged 18 or over are eligible for both options.
Please note that eligibility to participate on the CE Programme is linked to those in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment. Those persons not meeting the criteria under the Part-time Integration or Part-time Job Options, or who are signing for credits, or are receiving social welfare benefits from a different country, are not eligible to participate in the DSP CE Programme.
If you would like to know more about the Cork CIL CE Scheme, please email:
or phone her on:
021 432 2651