Connected Health to create 120 care jobs in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland care provider Connected Health has announced the creation of 120 new jobs.
The independent private domiciliary care provider will create the posts in Belfast, Lisburn, and North Down over the next 12 months.
The new full and part time roles will be for carers.
The announcement has coincided with the official launch of the company’s new training suite at Connected Health headquarters at Boucher Road in Belfast, which it says will provide cutting edge training and development support for both new and existing staff.
A statement says the suite will allow new employees to learn in a practical, peer-orientated and risk free environment, ensuring ongoing career development and succession planning for the 147 staff in the existing Connected Health team.
CEO Douglas Adams said the investment would see the workforce almost double by next year: "In recent months the staff and board of Connected Health have worked tirelessly to identify, pilot and roll out a range of initiatives and programmes to radically improve, augment and re-invent our approach to caring for older and more vulnerable people in their homes.
“This wider, strategic approach has culminated in our joint announcement.
“The board of Connected Health would like to sincerely thank our incredible staff in the ‘Connected' team for their great energy and commitment to delivering the highest standards of care to the clients we serve on a daily basis,” he added.
Visiting the new training suite, Health Minister Simon Hamilton praised the efforts of Connected Health in improving the provision of independent domiciliary care services in Northern Ireland.
He said: “The efforts at Connected Health - in terms of both the new training facility and the jobs announcement - demonstrate that we have the knowledge, talent and ability to improve services to those who need them most within our communities.
“My department will continue to examine best practice in this vital sector and ensure the wider health and social care ecology can integrate and complement in the most appropriate manner.”