Intellectual disabilities jobs

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Dublin West, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 50000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are working in conjunction with Stewart’s Care – a voluntary organisation providing comprehensive community based services to...

Posted 8th June 2021
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Cork, Cork

TTM Healthcare€ 15.38 - 22.26 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Social Care Workers to work in a leading Intellectual Disability Service on a...

Posted 4th June 2021
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Cork, Cork

TTM Healthcare€ 13.15 - 18.44 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/ Healthcare Assistants to work within an intellectual disability service in Charleville,...

Posted 3rd June 2021
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Kerry, Kerry

TTM Healthcare€ 13.02 - 14.97 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/ Healthcare Assistants to work within an intellectual disability service in Listowel,...

Posted 2nd June 2021
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Dublin West, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

The Role: The successful applicant will become a valued member of the Stewarts Care Team providing relief cover...

Posted 31st May 2021
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Dublin West, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 25000 per year

Essential Criteria: Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in the RNID Division.Candidates will possess a high...

Posted 28th May 2021
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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€ 26000 - 26000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are actively seeking qualified Social Care Assistants for residential services based in South Kilkenny. We are seeking...

Posted 21st May 2021
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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€ 40000 - 40000 per year

Currently seeking experienced healthcare professionals for a senior position in a residential care service supporting adults with intellectual disabilities....

Posted 4th May 2021
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Dublin West, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 50000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are working in conjunction with Stewart’s Care – a community-based organization who offer a wide variety of...

Posted 8th April 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Longford, Longford

TTM Healthcare€ 14.28 - 18.48 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/ Healthcare Assistants to work within a residential setting in service in...

Posted 4th June 2021
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

Jarrodean Healthcare Recruitment£ 45.4 - 59.4 per year

We are seeking a capable and experienced Band 7 Autism Outreach Manager to join the Senior Team within the Adult...

Posted 1st June 2021
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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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