Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Posted on October 26, 2017

Places available on our Healthcare PLC Courses

No CAO Points Requried! 

Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly - Level 5 

This full-time QQI Healthcare Support Course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support. 

This course is unique in that Kinsale College is the only centre offering a fully accredited Dementia Care Module that underpins this course. 

The course has also been highlighted at a National level at a forum on the future of dementia care. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification for those pursuing a career in the Health Care Sector.

For full details and to apply online click here

Health Services Supervisory Management - Level 6 

This award will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment. This course equips participants with the skills to manage themselves, their work and the people they work with more effectively.

It also offers a sound introduction to management in the health services for those wishing to build upon their experience and to gain a formal qualification in management. On completion of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate fundamental core health service management principles and theories
  • Apply a comprehensive range of management skills and techniques to improve individual, team and organisational performance within the health services
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, confidence and ability to achieve personal targets and goals
  • Utilise and apply acquired skills and knowledge towards improved individual, team and overall health services performance.

For more information and to apply online click here.

 


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