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800 Jobs with 20 New Disability Care Homes

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800 Jobs with 20 New Disability Care Homes

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 

800 Jobs with 20 New Disability Care Homes

800 new healthcare jobs are to be generated with the opening of 20 new Disability Care Homes.

Private intellectual disability care service providers, Nua Healthcare, is to create 800 new jobs here over the next three years through the planned development of new residential and day care facilities. 300 of the positions are to be delivered this year.

The new roles with the Irish company will be across:

  • Social care
  • Nursing and
  • Administrative support staff.

Nua Healthcare has opened a new facility at Glenview House in Kilmallock, Co Limerick. This new six-bed facility, which will be staffed by up to 30 social care professionals on rota, will provide 24-hour care to adults with special needs with complex support requirements. Glenview House is the first of seven facilities to open in the greater Munster region and marks the expansion of Nua outside of Leinster.

The growth plans will see a further 20 residential centres and associated day facilities being developed, increasing Nua's residential care capacity up to 280 individuals by 2019.

The care provider currently employs over 800 social care professionals and provides 160 residential and respite beds in 28 locations nationally (including Kildare, Laois, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Dublin, Tipperary, Limerick and Cork).

Speaking at the official opening, junior health minister Kathleen Lynch said: "Intellectual disability care is a key priority in the health sector and the services offered by Nua Healthcare in support of the HSE are invaluable in the Munster region and beyond. "I welcome their commitment to, and investment in providing high quality services for both children and adults with complex support needs across the country and the job creation in local communities to meet these needs." 

Details of career opportunities with Nua Healthcare are available here.

The company is currently recruiting for a range of roles. Upcoming recruitment open days are as follows:

  • 25th January at The Bridgewater Hotel, Tullamore, Co.Offaly
  • 26th January at The Hertiage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co.Laois 
  • 27th January at The Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow  

The CareersPortal Team