We provide QQI Courses – Healthcare Support Level 5 Training – for you to work as a paid healthcare assistant in our private nursing homes.
Care Skills & Care of The Older Person Training
for experienced carers and those looking to begin a career in caring
“I understand it can be very daunting to begin a new career or to continue progressing in healthcare. Assignments, computer skills and researching can be difficult for some – however, key to my role is supporting and guiding learners through this process.
The sense of achievement and renewed confidence I see in learners who have completed the modules is a pleasure to be a part of. It is always my goal to put learners at ease, gain the necessary skills and view themselves as a competent and effective carer.
The sense of achievement and renewed confidence I see in learners who have completed the modules is a pleasure to be a part of. It is always my goal to put learners at ease, gain the necessary skills and view themselves as a competent and effective carer.“
QQI Course Module One
Care of the Older Person
Care of the Older Person
After this QQI course module, the learner should have all the necessary theory and skills to care for older people. Although older people have the same needs as other age groups, they may have additional ones or require our assistance with these.
Learners will be shown how to care for this age group in relation to their physical, social, emotional, mental, financial, cultural, environmental, religious/spiritual and recreational needs, to name a few.
Elder abuse will be covered and the student will learn how to spot signs, assist the victim/family and prevent this from occurring again in the future.
Furthermore, the theory on Memory Care and Palliative Care will be delivered and students will learn how to care for patients and their families during these delicate and sensitive times.
QQI Course Module Two
After this core QQI course module, the learner should possess the caring skills and qualities needed to be an effective carer. This module emphases the importance of the student to cultivate their patience, understanding and professionalism.
Tasks and activities such as bathing, feeding, dressing and toileting, will be demonstrated and assessed. This will take place on work placement and in the classroom.
Students will be taught about the importance of communication – verbal, non-verbal and written.
Communication is a key skill in healthcare, particularly when caring for confused patients/residents or those with sensory impairments.
Make your move to Mowlam
Find your future with Mowlam, the country’s largest and most respected independent provider of nursing home care, committed to clinical excellence, compassion, and improving the health outcomes for the older people in our care. Our size, reach and influence mean we can support an enviable variety of educational programmes and career paths. There is no better company to start your career in caring with.
Wherever your talents and interests lie, there’s plenty of room for growth and ample opportunity to find your perfect fit with Mowlam.
- Security of employment
- Guaranteed hours
- Flexible hours to suit your family/life demands
- You’re an integral part of our expert team of health care professionals
- You are fully supported by the clinical team
- We’re committed to constantly growing the talents and expertise of our team members and invest in your professional development
- We acknowledge and recognise team members who demonstrate exceptional dedication to caring for residents
- We recognised our team members for years of service …and of course
- You make a difference in families’ lives