Purpose of the Role.
The job’s 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 Camphill’s ethos and values.
To fill these Deputy Person in Charge’ posts you will need to have good leadership skills and have background in smooth running of a designated centre, in conjunction with the Peron in Charge. Have experience of working with adults with special needs, in a community type service. By being an integral part of a team of employees and volunteers in creating a positive living experience, in an environment and atmosphere within the community, in which the individual needs of people can be met.
This role will involve:
Have Knowledge of safe guarding and developing safeguarding plans
Working with and inducting employees/ 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;
Delivering supports to individuals in regard to personal and intimate care and ensuring that they are provided to the highest standard in a person centered approach;
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
Adhere to best practice and compliance with the National Standards for Residential Services for Adults with Disabilities.
Key Job Requirements Attributes and Qualifications:
Minimum in Degree Health & Social Care (Third level degree as Social Care Worker desirable);
Full Clean Driving Licence;
3 years’ work experience in a similar role;
Have experience in developing Peron centred plans for individuals
An Understanding of HIQA Standards, Regulations, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Duty of Care, and the HSE Report “New Directions”;
Experience in supporting people who display challenging behaviour;
This post is subject to Garda vetting.
Degree level qualification;
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;
Management experience in a care support environment.
The successful candidates will have demonstrable experience of achievement in a similar role. Your passion will drive supports that create shared lives, meaningful relationships and an inclusive environment in which people and the community achieve their goals & potential. You will need to be committed to organisation and personal development and working as part of a team.
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience.
Camphill is an equal opportunities employer.
Please an updated copy of your CV applications and cover letter . Email applications preferred or by post to:
Camphill Communities of Ireland
Closing Date for application: 16/11/2017