Home Care Jobs & Careers

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For the 6th year running, Private Home Care (as part of the CPL groupl) has been recognised as a "Great Place to Work 2019" in Ireland. Join our award-winning team!  See current home care job vacancies.

What is involved in a home care job?

Home care is not working in a nursing home or a hospital. Home care means assisting people to live in their own homes. Our carers travel to, and work in each client's private house.

Benefits of Joining the Privare HomeCare Team

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid holidays
  • Pick your own hours and days to suit you, 7 days a week
  • Work in your local area
  • Free induction training
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Wide range of certified courses on all levels, see our full list of care training
  • Nurse and back office support, plus our 30 years experience as Ireland’s most expert homecare provider.

Do you enjoy working with people? Are you friendly and kind? Do you want flexible hours to suit your lifestyle? Contact Patsy for an exploratory chat.

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What do Carers Do?

Companionship, empathy and kindness are at the heart of what it means to be a carer. Carers enable people to live independently in their own home.

Responsibilities differ for each client and might include some or all of the following :

  • Mobility : assist to stand, walk, transfer to / from bed and bathroom
  • Personal care : wash, shower, dress
  • Nutrition : meal prep,shopping list, shopping, assistance to eat
  • Medication reminder : prompt only. We do not handle medications
  • Light Housekeeping : tidy up

Qualifications and Experience

To qualify to work as a carer, you must meet the standards of our national government body, the Health Service Executive body (HSE).

Get Started
The first step in this is a People Handling course. This is a one day course that costs €80. Anyone can sign up.There are no computers, no assignments, no work experience and no prep needed!. It’s a demonstration and skills course only.
To book a place on any of these dates, please contact us. Upcoming course Dates: Thursday 21st March, Tuesday 7th May.

Training takes place in The Lucan Centre, Lucan, Dublin, which is well served by public transport. 

Children's First is a compulsory course for all carers, even if you are not working directly with children. This is a free online course, offered by the HSE and takes only one hour to self-complete.

Personal experience of caring counts. So if you have cared for a family member or friend, get in touch. 


As carers are entrusted to go into homes and work with people, there are strict policies in place, for everyone’s safety.

We carry out Garda vetting and reference checks. We also ask to see your passport for proof of identify. Thank-you for your understanding. 


1. Do you have care jobs in my area as I do not want to travel ?
As we are Ireland’s premier providers of home care, we are usually very busy. As much as possible, we offer you work in your locality. We also offer flexible hours to accommodate you as best we can.

2. Do you have long shifts / live in / overnight roles ?
The majority of our bookings take place during the day and early evening, across seven days. The minimum client time is 30 minutes. Carers typically care for several clients in one day.

3. I do not have a car, can I still apply?
Yes. Your home location and mode of transport is taken into account when allocating bookings.

4. What is the rate of pay?
Rates vary depending on qualifications, experience and days worked e.g. Sunday, Bank Holidays. 

5. How often do you pay?
Carers are paid weekly, straight into your bank account.

6. I have not started the QQI training, can I still work?
Yes, you can start to work as a carer if you are committed to undertaking the necessary training. We require all new carers to attend our three day induction course. This is free to Private HomeCare approved carers.

7. I have only personal experience with parents & relatives, can I still apply?
Many carers enter the profession based on personal experience. This is very valuable and we welcome your application.

8. Do I have to wear a uniform?
No. When we surveyed customers, their strong preference was for anonymity. However we do have guidelines for health and safety reasons. We also provide gloves and aprons if required.

9. I would love to work as a carer but not sure if I have the right experience?
We welcome applicants from all those interested in caring. If you don't have experience, we can train you. Please contact us to learn more.


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Patsy Philpott talks about carer recruitment and compliance at Private HomeCare