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Personal Assistant (Care Worker)

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland aims to provide information and support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families through a range of support services. Our objective is to promote through practical empowerment, independent living for people with the condition muscular dystrophy. 
MDI supports advocating for services to enable people with neuromuscular conditions to fully participate in society and to live a life of their own choosing.  MDI also aims to support and fund research into neuromuscular conditions.  

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide in-home respite care to member and family members.
  • To assist with personal care needs as identified by the member and family members e.g. meal times, personal hygiene, toileting etc.
  • To assist the member to have an active and independent life.
  • To working closely with the MDI Respite Co-ordinator.
  • To work as part of the MDI team in providing the best possible service to our members.
  • To develop a professional relationship with MDI members.
  • To adhere to MDI policies and procedures (see PA Guidelines).
  • To adhere to Child First Policies (see MDI Child First Guidelines)
  • To be available for training as organised by MDI.
  • Any other duties that may be required by the Director from time to time.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

  • The Personal Assistant will work directly in the member’s home.
  • The Personal Assistant will report directly to the member or family members re; the day to day care of member.
  • The Personal Assistant will report directly to the Respite Co-ordinator (based in Dublin) re annual leave, sick leave, policies, guidelines etc.
  • The Personal Assistant may report directly to the Respite Co-ordinator if there is any issue that she/he feels should be brought to the attention of the Respite Co-ordinator e.g. areas of conflict, health concerns etc.
  • The member or family members may report directly to the Respite Co-ordinator if there is any issue that she/he feels should be brought to the attention of the Respite Co-ordinator e.g. conduct & codes of practice etc

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Adults 18 years of age or older.
  • Experience of working with people with disabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work on ones own initiative and to motivate others.
  • Knowledge of muscular dystrophy or willingness to learn about the condition.
  • Enthusiasm, patience, and understanding.
  • Flexibility and available to work outside normal office hours. .

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Working environment is the member’s home.
  • Subject to Garda Clearance.

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