Intellectual disabilities jobs

Viewing 1 - 15 of 18 jobs
Viewing 1 - 15 of 18 jobs

Kilmallock, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland, Limerick

CPL Healthcare€ 41933 per year

Cpl Healthcare are actively recruiting for an experienced healthcare professional to join a highly reputable service in Cork/ South...

Posted 18th February 2021
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

St Peter Port, Guernsey

CPL Healthcare£ 19901 - 27181 per year

About Guernsey The island has a strong sense of community! The charitable spirit of islanders is highlighted by...

Posted 17th February 2021
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time work ...

Posted 28th January 2021
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin , Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Nurses  Stewarts Care is committed to...

Posted 20th January 2021
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin , Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 25000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time work ...

Posted 20th January 2021
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Fingal, Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 31922 - 46216 per year

Cpl Healthcare, in partnership with our highly reputable client are currently seeking qualified social care staff to join their...

Posted 20th November 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Nurses  Stewarts Care is committed to...

Posted 17th November 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Get new jobs like this by email

Edit your preferences | Unsubscribe easily Send Me Jobs

You're consenting to receive job alert emails. Unsubscribe at any time. Later you can 'Join' to create a full account to edit your preferences. Read our privacy policy for more details.

Dublin, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time work ...

Posted 17th November 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin , Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Social Care Workers The Organisation: ...

Posted 6th November 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Nurses  Stewarts Care is committed to...

Posted 23rd October 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time relief work...

Posted 23rd October 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Galway, Ireland, Galway

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 45000 per year

Cpl Healthcare welcome experienced social care professionals to apply for a senior post based in the Galway area. In...

Posted 22nd October 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time relief work...

Posted 18th September 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time relief work...

Posted 18th September 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Social Care Workers The Organisation: ...

Posted 9th September 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Get new jobs like this by email

Edit your preferences | Unsubscribe easily Send Me Jobs

You're consenting to receive job alert emails. Unsubscribe at any time. Later you can 'Join' to create a full account to edit your preferences. Read our privacy policy for more details.

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.

Find your next Intellectual Disability job today

View our latest roles above, or if you can’t find what you’re looking for, create an account and register your CV here – and we’ll send you the latest jobs as soon as they come up.