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07-03-2011, 18:36   #1
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wages for health care assistants?

hi just trying to find out what is the average rate of pay for health care assistants in the private and public sectors in ireland. can't find any figures on the net for the irish rates of pay
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07-03-2011, 21:13   #2
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Heres a link to a HSE website,

http://www.hseea.ie/subNav.aspx?pid=payConditions

It gives links to the pay scales for all positions within the HSE for the last few years. From what I can tell, in the HSE, health care assistants start on €28,420 increasing to a max of €32,906. Don't know anything about the private sector I'm afraid or what qualifications are required for working in either.
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In private nursing homes, it can vary from as little as Min wage to some places that will be pay the HSE rates. The average would for private would prob be around 11-13E P.H

Most places also require that you hold at least a Level 5 Fetac course due to HIQA.
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In private nursing homes, it can vary from as little as Min wage to some places that will be pay the HSE rates. The average would for private would prob be around 11-13E P.H

Most places also require that you hold at least a Level 5 Fetac course due to HIQA.
Average for private sector would be €9.50 to €11 per hour. I've worked in countless private nursing homes, even during the Celtic Tiger and never earned more than that.Most do not give extra pay for weekend work as it is a requisite for your position.

In most places you will have to work an 8 to 8 shift, and an unpaid hour lunch break. Its very tough work, both physically and emotionally, and I really don't think the wages reflect the work care assistants do. There is a high turnover of staff in private nursing homes for that reason, and thats why there is always a massive amount of vacancies for HCA on job websites.

The public sector is much better but it is very difficult to get jobs in a public hospital or nursing home. Generally the HSE rates are €13.50/hour, going up to €16/hour for work done after 8pm. Saturdays are paid at a time and a fifth, and Sunday is double pay.

For the majority of private nursing homes you do not need to have a FETAC course as they usually provide training for it. I never had one and always got plenty of work.
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its strange this company says it payes hse rates,but its just 10.35euro an hour for daytime hours. see http://www.nurseoncall.ie/guide-to-pay-rates.25.html
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