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Job Title:  Personal Assistant

Cork Centre for Independent Living (CCIL) is a HSE funded, not for profit organisation.  Cork CIL specialises in working with people with disabilities aged 18-65 offering supports to promote independent living, choice, and control in their daily lives.  It is an important job that makes a real difference.

Cork CIL PA’s work with people with disabilities in their own home and communities.  We need people who have a good understanding of the impact of having a disability and the importance of professional boundaries and confidentiality.

The role of the PA is tailored to meet the requirements of the individual Service User and varies from person to person.  It can include support with intimate personal care, support with day-to-day activities like cooking and shopping as well as supporting social activities.  If you have experience in working with people with disabilities or care work, we want to meet you.

Cork CIL is currently recruiting part-time skilled and experienced Personal Assistants (PAs) to work with people with physical disabilities in Cork City South Lee and Blackpool.

Cork City South Lee:

We are looking for PA staff to work in various locations in the South Lee area. Sessions are a mixture of personal care and social inclusion and range from 1 to 3 hours duration. Morning , afternoon, evening and night time sessions are available.

Cork City Blackpool:

We are looking for PA staff to work with a young male service user in his own home. This role includes assistance with personal care, showering, food prep among other tasks. Sessions are 3.5 hours in duration , weekdays and weekends available. Driver desirable for this post.

The roles may include assistance with intimate personal care, showering, food prep, assistance with therapy programmes, among other tasks. Up to date Patient Moving and Handling, hoist experience and experience with intimate personal care are essential.

Please specify which role you are applying for when completing the application form.

Employment Type

  • Part Time Roster: early mornings, nights, evenings, and weekends
  • Attractive rates of pay €14.05 to €16.99 gross per hour depending on experience
  • Anti -social and Saturday Premia, Double Time on Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Own transport required

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • QQI Level 5 Health care or equivalent (or working towards)
  • Up to date Patient Moving & Manual Handling & Hoist Experience an advantage
  • Understanding or experience of disability an advantage
  • Minimum of 6 months or 200 hrs experience caring for others: personal or previous work experience taken into consideration

Your responsibilities as a Personal Assistant include

  • Providing a high standard of person-centred care and support in compliance with Cork CIL Policies & Guidelines
  • Assistance with ADL
  • Social support


  • Essential qualities of a Personal Assistant include having a genuine concern for others, having the ability to demonstrate kindness, compassion, and patience

Staff Benefits Include:

  • Mandatory Skills Training
  • VHI Employee Assistance Programme
  • A sick pay scheme after 12 months
  • Reimbursement of some work-related travel costs for eligible staff
  • Friendly and caring office staff who are always on hand to help and support you with your work, queries and concerns with excellent support and supervision

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide:

  • 3 recent written references
  • Evidence of qualifications and training to date

Successful applicants will need to complete

  • Cork CIL Induction Training
  • Covid -19 and Infection Control Training
  • Garda Vetting will be carried out by CIL prior to induction training

Queries and CVs can be emailed to


You can read the full Job Description and Person Specification below.

If this role is for you, click here to Apply Online

    Job Title: Personal Assistant (PA) – Adult Services - General
    Location: Cork City / County as required
    Grade: HSE consolidated salary scale aligned to Healthcare Support Assistants
    Point of Scale: Dependent on experience
    Hours: To be confirmed
    Reporting to: Assisted Living Services Co-ordinator
    Accountable to: General Manager
    Job Description: Download the full Job Description and Person Specification here: Job Description - PA General Then click here to Apply Online