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Vacancies for Employed Roles

Looking for a career in Social Care? Find out what Employment Opportunities are currently available at Camphill Communities of Ireland. Camphill is  an exciting employer that has a different culture then is customary in many places providing social care. And the sense of community is important to all people who are a part of this endeavour. Most people do strongly feel that their work is more than a job and many employees also volunteer and join for social occasions, festivals and special events.

Current Vacancies

1 Social Care Support Worker From 05 Feb 2018

The purpose of this role is to support a resident one-to-one in her home life, social interaction, and some day activity.

Evening and weekend hours will be required, plus one overnight per week when required.

Desirable - experience with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour,  familiarity with relevant regulations and an interest in exploring new models of Social Care. Essential - Social Care qualification minimum QQI 7

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 28 Dec 2017 Salary: €13.50 per hour, overnight at minimum wage.
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For more info contact: Jenny Frister please use email for initial contact

1 Care Assistant

Purpose of the role

An excellent opportunity for a qualified and determined Social Care Assistant candidate to obtain a permanent role for this organisation providing one to one care supporting a resident with intellectual disabilities and Epilepsy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be an active part of the care team, the aims of which are to ensure that the residents’ individual personal and social care needs are met daily.
  • To promote Person Centred Care.
  • To oversee all aspects of the direct care provision to meet the assessed needs of the resident, which include: personal care, attending health care appointments, assisting resident with effective communication etc.
  • To record any information about the resident’s daily activities as necessary.
  • To accompany Resident to various meetings and leisure activities throughout the day.
  • To report relevant information regarding residents to Management.
  • Any accidents or incidents to be reported immediately to House Coordinator or the Person in charge
  • To maintain confidentiality always in line with Camphill Communities of Ireland policies.
  • To fully participate in and meet required standards of training deemed appropriate to the role.  
  • To be fully aware of health and safety standards and ensure compliance with same.   
  • To cook nutritious meals that have been chosen by the residents using Camphill’s organic produce.
  • To participate in mealtimes and help create and maintain a homelike environment
  • To participate fully in Camphill Ballybay’s festivals and celebrations.
  • To develop and maintain professional working relationships with resident’s family, advocates, social workers, officials from government agencies, local trades people and members from other Camphill Communities.
  • To work effectively with full time volunteers; both short term and long term volunteers
  • To maintain appropriate standards in compliance with HIQA standards
  • To maintain high professional standards and confidentiality at all times
  • Keep up to date with implementing good modern concepts of care


  • This list is not exhaustive and is also subject to change with notice to candidate.
  • Flexibility is important in fulfilling these roles.



Person Specifications   Essentials   Qualification in Social Care or equivalent (Minimum FETAC level 5 full award). Be a conscientious person, with a passion for excellence Candidates are subject to Garda Vetting. Be a team player, helping to promote great working conditions, colleague relations and care to clients Enthusiastic, proactive, self-motivator who can provide a holistic service of the highest quality. Candidate must be fully fit to undertake his/her duties, candidates will have to sign a medical declaration before commencing the post. Flexibility to work when needed. Willing to comply with Camphill Communities of Ireland Code of Conduct, Policies and procedures Willing to work within the ethos and values of Camphill Communities of Ireland Full clean driving license   Desirable   Training in Epilepsy management would be an advantage but not essential, however candidate would be required to partake in Epilepsy Management training. The Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) Training is desirable but can be provided on appointment to post. Knowledge of Residential Care legislation including HIQA’s National Quality Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and others as applicable. Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.     Probationary Period   All posts are subject to 6-month probationary period.

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 24 Nov 2017
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For more info contact: Colin Palmer 042 9748197

Social Care Worker

Job Description: 

To provide residential, job coaching and lifestyle supports to adults with special needs, in an intentional community, by being part of a team of co-workers, volunteers and employees creating a positive living experience, and an environment and atmosphere within the home in which the needs of people can be met.

Job Purpose 

The jobs purpose is to support the intentional community, in developing and formalising a person centred culture, and to achieve a high quality of personal outcomes in a time of rapidly changing regulatory requirements, while maintaining its ethos and values.

Key Requirements, Attributes and Qualifications for employees of The Bridge Community:

  • Excellent communication, people management and problem solving skills, empathy and sensitivity to others.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and motivate a team to enthusiastically support individuals
  • Energy and enthusiasm, be highly motivated, reliable and  have a flexible approach to working hours
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • An openness to the Camphill Ethos and alternative  models of Social Care
  • An Understanding of HIQA Standards, Regulations, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Duty of Care
  • Work experience in a related area such as personal assistant/carer, community development or social care and/or community regeneration
  • Experience in supporting people that display challenging behaviour
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • This post is subject to Garda vetting 

Mission Statement

“Camphill Communities of Ireland work to create sustainable communities where children and adults of all abilities, many with special needs, can live, learn and work with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect. Most communities are a home for both people with special needs and volunteers. Members of the community share responsibility for the tasks and cultural activities of day-to-day life. Camphill is inspired by Christian ideals and the impulse of community building as articulated by Rudolf Steiner and is based on the acceptance of the spiritual uniqueness of each human being.”

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles are available below.

Application forms will only be accepted by email to with letter of application and CV attached.
Closing Date for applications will be on noon Thursday  the 9th November  2017
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 13th of November 2017
for interviews being held between the dates of the 15th November and the 22nd of November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 09 Nov 2017 Salary: €14 per hour

For more information please download the following documents:
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble 045-481597

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