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KARE is an innovative and progressive voluntary organisation committed to providing an individualised service based on best practice to over 400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.  The organisation is in existence 52 years and has developed and grown to provide a full range of high-quality services in Mid/South Kildare, East Offaly, West Wicklow and North East Carlow.   We work with each individual who uses the service to support them to develop their skills and abilities so that they can live the life of their choice.


KARE strives for continuous improvement and best practice in all it does. The organisation is accredited at European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Recognised for Excellence 5-star level and are the 2016 EFQM Ireland Excellence Award winners.

Applications are invited for the following position:


Staff Nurse


39 hours per week

Initial Location: County Kildare



KARE provides a range of supports including Day Services, Outreach, Short Breaks and Residential. We are currently seeking to recruit staff nurses for roles across our services, at least some of which will require working residential shift patterns.


The successful candidate will have experience working with people with complex nursing needs while also being involved with Person Centred Planning. As part of the team at KARE you will focus on community inclusion and communicating with families. The ideal candidate will have experience working with people who may exhibit challenging behaviour and demonstrate an understanding of contemporary approaches to positive behavioural support and the principles of community inclusion. If you would enjoy working in an environment that is varied and rewarding then we would like to hear from you.



·       Qualification: A recognised validated university degree or equivalent qualification in General Nursing or Paediatric Nursing or Intellectual Disability Nursing

·       Candidates must be eligible to work in Ireland

·       Must be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

·       A full, clean, manual, Irish driving licence and use of own car is essential 

·       Fluency in English, both written and spoken

·       Experience working with challenging behaviour particularly with people who have an intellectual disability

·       Experience of working with adults and children preferably in an intellectual disability setting

·       Experience in using electronic systems for administration and record management

·       Excellent communication, teamwork, organisational and interpersonal skills

·       Excellent report writing skills and IT skills

·       An understanding of the Regulations and Standards for Services for people with disabilities is desirable.


Note: whilst initial location is as stated above the successful candidate will be contracted to KARE’s Adult Supports, and staff may be asked to move to another location depending on the needs of the service.


Benefits include:

·       Generous annual leave

·       Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave

·       Rewarding work with flexible hours

·       Cycle to work scheme

·       Employee Assistance Programme

·       Contributory Pension Plan

·       Optional Salary Protection Plan

·       Personal Development, Professional Growth and Career Progression and more…


A detailed Job Description is available on request.


Salary is paid in accordance with the Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales.


Please note: Shortlisting based on the above requirements for the role will apply.


The successful candidate will be required to attend a pre-employment medical, to provide satisfactory references and satisfactory Garda vetting and overseas police vetting, where applicable.



How to Apply

Please submit your current CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role via the ‘Apply Now’ link on

Closing date for applications is  30 January 2021

Interviews may be held virtually




KARE is an Equal Opportunities Employer committed to staff training and development.

List of restrictions that apply to this job offer:

• Candidates must be eligible to work in Ireland
• Must be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
• A full, clean, manual, Irish driving licence and use of own car is essential

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