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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

Social Care House-Coordinator

The Bridge Camphill Community is currently seeking a highly motivated person to fill the role of
Social Care House Coordinator 
 (30-35 hours per week)

Job Description:

To manage and support the smooth running of a household for adults with special needs and co-workers in an intentional community by leading a team of volunteers in creating a positive living experience and an environment and atmosphere within the home in which the needs of people can be met. This role will involve:

  • Inducting volunteers in the practical aspects of their roles and coaching / modeling desired ways of working on an ongoing basis.
  • Creatively supporting people to develop and pursue their aims & goals and engage in their leisure interests as well as coaching and leading volunteers in appropriate ways to support people to achieve the same
  • Overseeing and supervising supports in individuals personal and intimate care and ensuring that they are provided to the highest standard in a person centered approach
  • creating a warm, homely and inviting home both atmosphere and appearance, conducive to the development of adults with special needs
  • Ensuring that all issues in relation to health & safety, food, nutrition, cleanliness & hygiene, record keeping, keeping of proper accounts and compliance with Camphill’s policies and procedures are met to the highest standards at all times
  • Engaging constructively with the management Group and communicate any issues or concerns proactively.

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.”

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.

Closing Date for applications will be on noon Monday the 30th October 2017
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 01st November 2017
for interviews being held between the dates 6th November and 10th November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.


Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 30 Oct 2017 Salary: 16.50 Euro per hour

For more information please download the following documents:
/userfiles/files/Social%20Care%20HouseCoordinatorJD%26PS%202017%202.docx
/userfiles/files/Camphill%20Communities%20of%20Ireland%20-%20Application%20Form(1).doc
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble thebridge@camphill.ie 085 /1311608

Social Worker (CORU-Registered)

The Bridge Camphill Community is seeking highly motivated person to fill role of 
Social Worker (CORU-Registered)

This is an attractive position with manageable case load of 17 residents & 10 day attendees. The role will balance daily direct contact with people, dealing with safeguarding concerns, facilitating reviews and managing person’s files & documentation

Job Description:

The Social Worker at the Bridge Community will have an important role in guiding & facilitating responsive, individualised & solution focused approaches to support people with special needs and their families.  This will involve engaging directly with residents & day attendees, helping to guide life choices and identify aims & goals, finding creative solutions to overcoming barriers and facilitating people in finding their own solutions.  The person filling this role will need to be aware of best practice & current trends in the area of social care.  As part of the team, they will take co-responsibility for the area of personal planning, annual reviews and developing & maintaining needs- & risk- assessments as well as supporting social care staff in their roles. The Social Worker will be dealing with Complaints and Safeguarding concerns, and become one of the Designated Officers (DO) for the community. The person will 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.

The role will involve:

  • Admissions to the community
  • Facilitating Annual Reviews
  • Conducting Needs Assessments
  • Risk assessments and Enabling Plans 
  • Behavioural Support Plans
  • Engaging with Multidisciplinary Supports and other Professionals
  • Safeguarding - Acting in the role of designated officer
  • Dealing with Complaints and Feedback
  • Advocacy & Consent

Key Attributes and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualification/ third level degree in Social Work
  • Registered as qualified social worker with CORU
  • At least 2 years recent experience working as a Social Worker
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults/ children
  • Experience in positive behavioural supports including behaviour support plans.
  • Proven ability to manage & prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • Post subject to Garda vetting

Please direct all enquiries to Ben Gamble at 045-481597
Hours : 35 hours per week – Monday – Friday (Flexi)
Full Job Description and Person Specification are available below
Application forms will only be accepted by email to thebridge@camphill.ie with letter of application and CV attached

Closing Date for applications will be noon on Monday 30th October 2017. Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by 01st November 2017 for interviews being held between 10thth and 14th November 2017   
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.


Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 30 Oct 2017 Salary: 35 hour pro-rata equivalent of €45k - €48,500k for full time (40 hours)

For more information please download the following documents:
/userfiles/files/Social%20Worker%20JD%202017%20October.docx
/userfiles/files/Camphill%20Communities%20of%20Ireland%20-%20Application%20Form(3).doc
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For more info contact: BEN GAMBLE admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 045 481597 - 085 1311608

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 thebridge@camphill.ie with letter of application and CV attached.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 01st November 2017 for interviews being held between the dates 6th November and 10th November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.


Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 30 Oct 2017 Salary: €14 per hour

For more information please download the following documents:
/userfiles/files/Social%20Care%20Worker%20JD%26PS%202017(1).docx
/userfiles/files/Camphill%20Communities%20of%20Ireland%20-%20Application%20Form(4).doc
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble thebridge@camphill.ie 045-481597

Parttime Homemaker

The Bridge Camphill Community is seeking highly motivated person to fill role of 
Homemaker (Special Needs Job Coach)

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. 

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.”

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  

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles are available below. Applications will only be accepted by email to thebridge@camphill.ie with letter of application and CV attached. Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 01st November 2017 for interviews being held between the dates 6th November and 10th November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.


Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 30 Oct 2017 Salary: €12.50 per hour / 15 hours per week / Monday – Friday between 9am -1pm

For more information please download the following documents:
/userfiles/files/Homemaker%20JD%26PS%202017.docx
/userfiles/files/Camphill%20Communities%20of%20Ireland%20-%20Application%20Form(4).doc
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble thebridge@camphill.ie 045481597

Fulltime incl. Evenings, Weekends and Sleepovers Social Care Worker

Applications are sought from individuals who have a third level qualification in Social Care, Health & Social Care, Social work, Nursing or other relevant health qualification and a proven track record of providing person centred care. Experience of working with people with an intellectual disability and/or persons with a dual diagnosis is essential. Ideally experience of mental health support, as well as a working knowledge of Person Centred and Behavioural Support Planning within an adult’s residential service is desired. Successful applicants will be required to work with house co-ordinators and provide cover in their absence. Flexibility and ability to work weekends and unsociable hours as required is essential. Camphill Community Duffcarrig is one of eighteen Camphill Communities in Ireland that offer a range of residential and day care services. We work from an anthroposophical approach based on mutual care and respect in which people with special needs, co-workers and their families work and life share in supportive sustainable communities that develop healthy social relationships. Set on a 50 acre organic farm with 7 households, gardens and workshops, our aim is to work in a caring and sustainable way with our environment whilst providing an excellent quality life for members of the community that enables them to achieve their full potential in life as equal citizens.

 


To apply please send you C.V and covering letter to Claire McCreesh on claire.mccreesh@duffcarrig.com

Type of Contract: 1 year Contract Closing Date: 27 Oct 2017
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For more info contact: Claire McCreesh claire.mccreesh@duffcarrig.com 0871826510

Parttime incl. Evenings, Weekends and Sleepovers Relief Care Support Worker

Care & Support Worker Camphill Community Duffcarrig is a residential community for adults with intellectual disabilities. It is a life sharing community where volunteer carers (co-workers) live and work alongside the people with special needs. We also employ support workers where resident’s needs are not able to be met by the volunteer co-workers. We are now seeking to recruit Relief Care & Support staff The following is required: Minimum qualification FETAC level 5 Social Care or related Experience working as a Social Care worker/assistant Experience dealing with challenging behaviour Knowledge of HIQA standards and regulations Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Flexibility and willingness to work changing shifts


To apply please send your C.V and a covering letter to Claire McCreesh on claire.mccreesh@duffcarrig.com

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing Date: 27 Oct 2017
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For more info contact: Claire McCreesh claire.mccreesh@duffcarrig.com 0871826510

1 Fulltime incl. Evenings and Weekends Home Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: HOME CO-ORDINATOR

Camphill Communities of Ireland Ballybay

 

Camphill Communities of Ireland is part of an international charitable trust working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs.

The Camphill philosophy is that no matter what an individual’s disability may appear to be, the spirit - the essential core that makes us all human - always remains whole. 

 

Job Title: Home Coordinator

 

Reports to: Person in Charge

 

Application: in writing/ via email

 

Closing Date: 29/09/17

 

Purpose of the Role

An excellent opportunity for a qualified and determined Social Care candidate to obtain a permanent role for this organisation providing care and support to a house community.

 

This position requires the management of one of the houses in the Community. The holder will be responsible for the welfare of all those living and working in the home, and for maintaining healthy relations with all other aspects of community endeavour. The home co-ordinator will carry the ethos and mission statement of Camphill Communities of Ireland.

This role requires the home co-ordinator to participate in life-sharing situations with residents who have intellectual disability - and sometimes complex emotional needs - in addition to other staff and volunteers some of whom may come from quite a different culture and background.

The home co-ordinator will be required to function as one of a team responsible for all the residents and day attendees in the community, and report to a member of the Management Group.

Less formal, though equally vital to this role, is the development and maintenance of professional working relations with the residents' families and friends, social workers, officials from government agencies, advocates, local trades’ people and members from other Camphill Communities.

Be involved with the preparation and celebrations of festivals in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Home Coordinator will:

  • Create a homelike environment; facilitate the development of the resident’s independence while placing emphasis on their social, educational and occupational needs
  • Participate in meal times, and create a stable friendly environment for the residents.
  • Oversee and support the induction of new staff/co-workers to the organisation.
  •  Support the management of staff and the staff rosters.
  •  Complete annual appraisal and develop a professional development plan for each staff.
  •  Facilitate education and training of staff/co-workers and attend and plan in service training as required.
  •  Motivate staff team members through agreeing goals and objectives.
  •  Attend staff team meetings and resident meetings as appropriate.
  •   Plan activities, holidays, events etc. with/for residents.
  • Be part of the rostered “On-Call” support service within the organisation.
  •  Facilitate the upkeep of facilities, to include scheduling of general and planned maintenance.
  •  Liaising directly with family members and other stakeholders in relation to direct resident care and support issues.
  •  Ensuring local adherence to, and practice of; policies and procedures, Risk Management processes, quality and safety management systems, health & safety, national standards, legislation etc.
  •  Ensuring the resident’s personal plans are kept up to date, including that all residents are involved in establishing goals and are supported to meet these goals.
  • Verifying that resident’s medications are available and appropriately managed
  •  Affirming that the rights of all residents are realized and that residents are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Supporting the integration of staff team members from the local Employment Development Projects into services provided by the organisation.
  • Flexible approach to working patterns and cover shifts as required.

 The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive.

  • Be able to work effectively with full time volunteers; both short term and long term volunteers.

 

  • Keep accurate records of Reviews, and actively endeavour to implement Personal Plans.
    Record significant incidents.
  • Ensure the house is always adequately covered in your absence.
     
  • Hold weekly all-inclusive House Meetings, and record the essential points.
     
  • Manage the household finances.
  • Responsible for all safety and hygiene standards in the community houses
  • Maintain appropriate standards in compliance with HIQA standards
  • Maintain high professional standards and confidentiality at all times
  • Keep up to date with implementing good modern concepts of care
  • Be required to carry out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the management group.

 

The Management Group reserve the right to alter, when necessary, the above job description.

 

Probationary Period

Post is subject to 6-month probationary period.

 

Hours of Work

The position is based in Camphill Ballybay and works 40 hours per week.

 

This post requires you to work flexibly, which may include working evenings, and weekends. We offer a continuous care and welfare support, 365 days per year to the people who live in Camphill Communities. Arrangements for working hours will be agreed with individual employees based on the care and welfare needs of residents.

Camphill Communities of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Shortlisting will apply

Please forward CV and cover letter to:

Person in Charge

Camphill Ballybay

Robb farm

Corraskea

Ballybay

Co. Monaghan

 

Or email: bradydarina32@gmail.com

 

 


Person Specifications Essentials   Social care degree or similar healthcare qualification Have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience as a Social Care worker preferably working in an intellectual disability setting. Have a proven record of professional development. Demonstrate an ability to provide a high level of leadership and to work as part of the management team in Residential Services. Demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate staff in providing a comprehensive service in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, based on best practice.  Possess excellent interpersonal and team building skills.  Have excellent organisational, administrative and computer skills. Possess a full clean driver’s licence.  Exhibit an excellent knowledge of developments in HSE Social Care Policy and national regulations, particularly HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities.  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. Willing to work within the ethos and values of Camphill Communities of Ireland   Desirable Previous experience in a similar role Proficiency in LÁMH would be an advantage but not essential, although learning LÁMH would be a requirement. The Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) Training is desirable but can be provided on appointment to post. In general, the ability to mix easily with others and a flexible approach to the changing working environment is an advantage, along with willingness for continuing professional development Possess cultural awareness  

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 29 Sep 2017
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For more info contact: Colin Palmer camphillballybay@gmail.com 0429748197

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