The national provider of care in the home, Bluebird Care are planning to expand their workforce over the next six months.
The creation of 510 new care assistant and support worker roles will be a massive embellishment for the company, who currently employ just under 800 people across their 18 offices.
North Eastern regions of Ireland will see the greatest impact, with the office covering Cavan, Monaghan and Louth expected to recruit an additional 80 staff. Furthermore, the offices in Donegal & Leitrim and Mayo & Sligo, although more established, will each take on a further 75 employees. Lisa Tarsey, Director of Bluebird Care, states that
‘We believe in good old-fashioned service. That is why Bluebird Care visits their customers regularly to make sure that they are happy with the service and with their Care Worker. By doing this, we can ensure we are continually delivering the right service.’
Eddie O’Toole, Bluebird Care Operations Director, has recently noted that, according to industry body Carer’s Association
‘in order to manage the current carer to cared-for population ratios, Ireland will need an additional 44,289 carers by 2021.’
This is no easy ask and strongly suggests that the care industry within Ireland may see even greater expansion in the near future. In the coming weeks however, the new vacancies will be advertised on Bluebird Care’s website and on the Irish National Training and Employment Authority.
For further opportunities in the industry, take a look at our Social Care sector at http://jobs.newstatesman.com/jobs/social-care/ today.
23rd August 2012