Intellectual disabilities jobs

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Bray, Wicklow

TTM Healthcare Solutions€ 45478 - 52137 per year

Client Service Manager - Day Service Contract: Full-time Permanent Position, Monday to Friday Salary: €45,478 to €52,137 Locations: Bray/Kilcoole Co...

Posted 24th June 2022
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Bray, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 45479 - 56299 per year

Excellent Management Opportunities within Intellectual Disability Community sector!   In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to...

Posted 22nd June 2022
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Co. Wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 13.77 - 19.92 per hour

Excellent Opportunity for Care Assistants in Wicklow area! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit...

Posted 22nd June 2022
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Co. Wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 48465 per year

Excellent Opportunity for Social Care Workers in Wicklow area! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to...

Posted 22nd June 2022
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Cork city, Cork

TTM Healthcare Solutions€ 32000 - 47000 per year

Deputy House Leader, Co. Cork Contract: Full- time permanent (39 hrs per week) Location: Cork City Salary: €32k-...

Posted 15th June 2022
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Sligo, Sligo

AGC Healthcare€ 11.5 - 12.5 per hour

Nurse Bank is a leading nursing and healthcare recruitment agency. We work in partnership with both public and private hospitals,...

Posted 14th June 2022
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wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 48209 - 56299 per year

   Cpl Healthcare in partnership with their client are seeking Client Services Manager (Residential Services)...

Posted 13th June 2022
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wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 70373 - 84877 per year

  We are seeking applicants with significant management experience in the Intellectual Disability sector. This is a...

Posted 13th June 2022
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Dublin/ Kildare/ Wicklow, Wicklow

CPL Healthcare€ 33630 - 48465 per year

CPL are actively recruiting Social Care Workers with opportunities across West Dublin, North Kildare and Wicklow. We are partnered...

Posted 9th June 2022
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Nationwide, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 26897 - 35317 per year

CPL have partnered with one of the leading providers for Intellectual Disability Services to bring an amazing opportunity for...

Posted 31st May 2022
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Lucan/ Rosseecourt/ Adamstown, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 60724 - 70045 per year

Senior Social Worker – Permanent Full-Time   Children’s Disability Network Team 5 (Rossecourt, Lucan) Applications are invited for the...

Posted 1st April 2022
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Dublin/ Kildare, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 26897 - 39110 per year

CPL are actively recruiting Healthcare Assistants with opportunities across West Dublin and North Kildare. We are partnered with one...

Posted 22nd March 2022
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Salthill, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Galway

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 40000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are welcoming applications from experienced Health and Social Care Professionals for the position of Assistant Director of...

Posted 28th February 2022
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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€ 34000 - 34000 per year

An opportunity has come up from an experienced social care professional looking to move into a leadership role. Our...

Posted 15th February 2022
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Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 per year

Cpl Healthcare welcomes applications from experienced social and healthcare professionals Nationwide. Currently working with several organisations in the intellectual...

Posted 9th February 2022
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North Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 27790 - 38282 per year

CPL healthcare are welcoming applications for support worker roles for a reputable organisation at their residential services in North...

Posted 8th February 2022
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Mayo and Sligo Locations, Mayo

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

CPL healthcare are welcoming applications for Team Leaders roles with a reputable organisation at their Sligo and Mayo Locations....

Posted 8th February 2022
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Kildare, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 33280 per year

  CPL Healthcare are welcoming applications for exciting Social Care Worker roles with Camphill Communities of Ireland at...

Posted 4th February 2022
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North Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 40000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently welcoming CVs from experienced social care professionals with leadership experience to effectively manage the day...

Posted 14th January 2022
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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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