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Longford, Longford

CPL Healthcare€33446 - 42432 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Ireland! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Foynes, Limerick

CPL Healthcare€33446 - 42432 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Ireland! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€52441 - 61241 per year

Person In Charge CPL healthcare are working in partnership with a well established intellectual disability...

Posted 17th July 2024
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Kildare, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€53000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to be recruiting for the role of Person in Charge in three locations: Kildare, Tipperary and Kilkenny...

Posted 17th July 2024
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Kilkenny, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€26000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are actively seeking qualified Social Care Assistants  for residential services based in Kerry, Kildare and Kilkenny.  ...

Posted 17th July 2024
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Meath, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€33630 per year

CPL Healthcare is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the role of Social Care Worker...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€30000 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Kilkenny!  In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 12th July 2024
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South Tipperary, Tipperary

TTM Healthcare Solutions€33360 - 48465 per year

TTM Healthcare are curreently recruiting a Social Care Worker on behalf of their South Tipperary based client. This is...

Posted 11th July 2024
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Longford, Longford

TTM Healthcare Solutions€52441 - 64241 per year

Person In Change Contract: Full-time Permanent Position Salary: €52,441 - €61,241 Location: Longford Service provides...

Posted 2nd July 2024
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Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare Solutions€52441 - 61241 per year

Role: Autism Support Specialist Service: Adult Day Services Location: Dublin Job Type: Permanent Salary: €52,441-€61,241 TTM Healthcare is currently...

Posted 28th June 2024
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North Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare Solutions€40000 - 54000 per year

Social Care Worker- Day Service Contract: Full-time Permanent Position Salary: €40,000 - €54,000 Location: ...

Posted 26th June 2024
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North Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare Solutions€65000 - 65000 per year

Operations Manager - Day Service Contract: Full-time Permanent Position 37.5Hrs Salary: €65,000 Location: North...

Posted 26th June 2024
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Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare Solutions€41075 - 59303 per year

Location: Dublin Salary: €41,075-€59,303 Job Type: Permanent Full Time TTM Healthcare are currently recruiting for a Behaviour...

Posted 24th June 2024
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Meath, Meath

CPL Healthcare€33630 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce we are now accepting CVs for the role of Social Care Worker with...

Posted 24th June 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€31900 - 43000 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Kilkenny!  In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 7th June 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€38000 - 40000 per year

In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants in Kilkenny town and its environs....

Posted 30th May 2024
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Dingle, Kerry, Kerry

CPL Healthcare€53000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to be recruiting for the role of Person in Charge in Dingle, Kerry with our client in...

Posted 17th May 2024
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Kikenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€52441 - 61241 per year

Person In Charge In partnership with our client, CPL healthcare is thrilled to announce an...

Posted 28th March 2024
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Ireland, Galway

CPL Healthcare€33446 - 42432 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Ireland! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 27th February 2024
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Charleville, Cork

CPL Healthcare€35212 - 47087 per year

CPL Healthcare is currently accepting applications for Social Care Workers for our established client who provides exceptional care to...

Posted 23rd January 2024
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Intellectual Disabilities jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our intellectual disabilities jobs page, featuring all the latest roles throughout the UK, as well as frequently asked questions below.

What does an intellectual disabilities job involve?

Intellectual disabilities roles, also commonly known as learning disabilities roles, involve caring for and supporting people of all ages with learning disabilities. A job in this field involves helping people to maintain their health and wellbeing, and to live as independently as possible.

The most common positions in this area, in the context of social care, include learning disabilities nurses, support workers, care workers and registered home managers. It also includes various roles specialised within particular fields of learning disabilities – for example, an autism outreach manager.

Roles are available both within the NHS and privately, and are especially abundant within community locations for people with learning disabilities.

What are the daily duties in an intellectual disabilities role?

Of course, your daily duties will vary greatly depending on the role you occupy and your level of seniority and responsibility.

However, they may broadly include:

• Engaging with and assessing the needs of vulnerable people

• Developing and managing care packages

• Co-ordinating care plans with other health and social welfare professionals

• Running home visits, attending GP appointments, and helping patients to travel to activities

• Helping patients with simple activities like dressing and personal hygiene

• Supporting staff and carers in the community

• Assisting with tests, evaluations and observations

What qualifications do you need to work in intellectual disabilities?

Intellectual disabilities offer lots of different career paths and entry points.

To become a care worker or support worker within intellectual disabilities, you don’t necessarily need any formal qualifications. However, an NVQ in social care or similar area would be beneficial – and definitely something worth undertaking once you land your first role.

To become a Learning Disability Nurse you need to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) – for which you’ll need to complete a nursing degree.

Courses typically last three years and are available at universities and institutions throughout the country.

Once you complete your degree and register, you’ll be eligible for a wide variety of roles.

At a more senior level, to become a home manager there are different career routes. You could be a registered nurse with relevant managerial experience or qualities, or you might undertake a qualification specifically for the role, such as a Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

How much do intellectual disabilities roles pay?

Markedly different rates of pay are on offer for different LD roles.

Support workers on average earn around £9 to £10 per hour – and care workers earn a similar amount. Roles within the NHS generally pay above average but the majority of roles are now within the private sector.

Entry level LD Nurses earn a Band 5 salary on the official NHS payscale. This means that you’ll earn approximately £24,907 a year – rising incrementally every year until you reach the top of your banding.

For more specialised and experienced LD nurses at Band 6 or 7, salaries can range from £31,365 to £44,503.

In the private sector, pay for intellectual disabilities nurses is hard to pinpoint. Anecdotally however, it’s said that the pay is better than the NHS.

Home managers can expect to earn somewhere between £35,000 and £40,000, but again this is an educated guess at best. Specialist learning disabilities homes often require highly specialised managers, and the salaries can therefore be much higher given the scarcity of qualified candidates.

As with all social care positions, the NHS might not always offer better pay, but it normally offers better benefits. So, it’s important to weigh up every aspect of any role you apply for.

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