Irish HomeCare is to create 750 new jobs as part of a major national recruitment drive to meet the high levels of demand for personalised home care across Ireland.
The new roles, which are being recruited for immediately, will lead to a doubling of Irish HomeCare’s workforce in Ireland to 1,500 over the next 18 months.
Seven hundred of the jobs available are flexible carer roles, with comprehensive bespoke training provided to successful candidates, and involve the delivery of highly personalised home care solutions including elderly care, reablement, palliative and specialist support.
“Home has proven to be the safest place for care delivery throughout the pandemic and this has contributed significantly to the demand that we have experienced recently”
The remaining 50 roles are full time positions which include nurses, tutors, operational managers and supervisors, and other administrative and support staff.
Surge in demand
Irish HomeCare, headquartered in Co Monaghan and currently employing 750 people, provides a comprehensive range of care and support services to enable people to live at home independently, safely and with dignity, for as long as possible.
“This is an incredible expansion from Irish HomeCare which will see 750 new care jobs created, doubling the company’s workforce,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD.
These are jobs doing essential work for those that need it most, in communities all across the country. I wish Irish HomeCare the very best of luck with this expansion, as it continues to provide this vital service.”
The care roles are being recruited for nationwide with 24 counties in demand. Most of the care roles are being recruited in the east of the country, with 370 available in Leinster where the demand is currently greatest. However, recruitment is also taking place across the country with 130 roles available in Munster, 110 in Connaught and 90 in Ulster.
In addition to the new jobs, Irish HomeCare is also investing in a new South Dublin base in Park West, bringing to 10 the total number of support offices the company has around the country, including its Headquarters in Monaghan.
“Irish HomeCare has been at the fore of personalised home care services in Ireland since our establishment in 2005,” said Irish HomeCare CEOJohn Florence.
“We have experienced a significant surge in demand for our services across the country and are delighted to be adding 750 new roles so that we can continue to provide the highest standards of care to vulnerable people in our society. Through our extensive range of support services, we enable people to maintain their independence in the comfort of their own homes within their communities.
“Home has proven to be the safest place for care delivery throughout the pandemic and this has contributed significantly to the demand that we have experienced recently. We are pleased to be able to expand our services as part of a home-first approach to care and contribute to the post-pandemic economic recovery as a consequence. At Irish HomeCare, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds seeking to pursue a meaningful and rewarding career in healthcare.”
Main image at top: Irish HomeCare CEO John Florence, carer Roslyn Lynam and Gillian Roddy, director of National Operations at Irish HomeCare.
By John Kennedy (email@example.com)
Published: 15 June 2021