Working as a Home Care Assistant

We welcome adults of all ages and backgrounds to contact us to explore working as a Home Care Assistant. If you have experience, you can start work after Induction. Personal experience of caring counts too.

If you have no experience, please do not worry.  Our in-house Training Department will support and teach you through the mandatory courses. You can do these at your own speed, with no pressure, and we will be there for you every step of the way.

Most of our Home Care Assistants have not been in a classroom for many years. For some, english is not their native language. We understand all of this.

Theory training takes place online wherever possible. Some courses, such as People Handling, must take place in person as physical demonstrations are necessary. Such training takes place in Lucan, Co. Dublin, where there is lots of free parking.

Caring is the most flexible work option, as you choose the location and hours to suit you, from as little as only one hour per week.

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What do Home Care Assistants Do?

Companionship, empathy and kindness are at the heart of what it means to be a Home Care Assistants. Home Care Assistants 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 reminders – prompt only. We do not handle medications
  • Light Housekeeping – tidy up

Join our Home Care Assistant Team

We’re always looking for dedicated professional home care staff. Click on the button below to apply today.

For any queries on recruitment, please email [email protected]
or call
01 651 6115

For the 9th year running, Private Home Care (as part of the CPL group) has been recognised as a Great Place to Work 2022 in Ireland

If you are new to caring, this infographic will show you the recruitment and training that you need, step by step as required by the HSE, QQI national training curriculum and Private HomeCare.

Current Home Care Job Vacancies

Leixlip and Celbridge

Variety of shifts

All areas of Dublin

Variety of shifts


Variety of shifts


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Carer Training

How to find job in homecare with Private HomeCare Dublin

New to caring

If you are interested in joining the caring profession as a carer why not train with Private HomeCare? Our QQI courses are national standard accreditation training and are ideal for helping you to launch your career.

Private Home Care Careers Dublin

Experienced Home Care Assistants

If you have experience of caring professionally or for a loved one at home, our Home Care Assistant training courses can help you to enhance your career.

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) by completing necessary courses: People Handling course & Children’s First course – find out more here


As Home Care Assistants 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. Thank you for your understanding.

You must…

  • be resident in Ireland
  • have a relevant work visa if required
  • have a good command of the English language

People Handling course

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

Children’s First course

Children’s First is a compulsory course for all Home Care Assistants, 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.

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For any queries on recruitment, please email [email protected] or call 01 651 6115
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Careers FAQs

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.

The majority of our bookings take place during the day and early evening, across seven days. The minimum client time is 30 minutes. Home Care Assistants typically care for several clients in one day.

Yes. Your home location and mode of transport is taken into account when allocating bookings.

Rates vary depending on qualifications, experience and days worked e.g. Sunday, Bank Holidays.

Home Care Assistants are paid weekly, straight into your bank account.

Yes, you can start to work as a Home Care Assistant if you are committed to undertaking the necessary training. We require all new Home Care Assistants to attend our two day induction course. This is free to Private HomeCare approved Home Care Assistants.

Many carers enter the profession based on personal experience. This is very valuable and we welcome your application.

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.

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.