As part of exciting expansion plans for 2024, local company RHS Home Care has announced it has 490 immediate job vacancies due to a significant surge in demand for its services.
Established in 1996, RHS Home Care is a not-for-profit cooperative which has been providing home support services for 28 years in the West of Ireland.
Due to increased demand for its services, RHS is now expanding into counties Sligo and Leitrim as part of its home-first approach to care. Already, the company provides its service to counties Roscommon, Galway and Mayo.
General Manager Patrick Towey said that the company has experienced a significant surge in demand for its services across the counties it provides services in. Accordingly, he added, “we are delighted to be adding 490 new roles in order that we continue to provide the highest standards of care to vulnerable people and support them to remain at home”.
Home is proven to be the best and safest place for someone to remain as long at the correct supports are in place to assist them in maintaining a comfortable safe place.
Mr Towey added: “Our recruitment drive for community-based care assistants will be completed throughout Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim over the course of 2024”.
Specifically, the company has 100 immediate vacancies in Roscommon, 120 in Galway, 120 in Mayo, and a combined 150 in counties Leitrim and Sligo.
Mr Towey said: “When RHS Home Care was established in 1996 it was not envisaged that the project would grow to employ nearly 400 people. Initially, the Cooperative trained 30 people through start-up funding.
“To date, the Cooperative cares for nearly 1000 clients across three counties and we are the only home care cooperative of our kind in Ireland.
“The priority of RHS Home Care is the client. Since the beginning, it has always been about quality care and not financial gain – that is what sets RHS Home Care apart from commercial home care companies.
“Over the last 28 years of providing care and compassion in the community we know we offer the best model of home support services – second to none. We enable people to maintain their independence in the comfort of their own homes within their communities”.