Social Care Assistant – The Bridge Camphill Community

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.

General Job Description: (Applies to all posts)

To provide supports to adults with special needs to live, work and develop in an intentional community, by being part of a team of co-workers, volunteers and employees. To create a positive living and working experience, and an environment and atmosphere within the home, the working environment, and the wider community, where the needs of people can be met.

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/regeneration, social care or social care farming
Experience in supporting people that display challenging behaviour
Full Clean Driving Licence.
This post is subject to Garda vetting
Hours and Rate of pay: As above for specific roles

Contracts: As above for specific roles

Please direct all enquiries to Ben Gamble at 045-481597.

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles are available on request, or attached to online listings.

Applications will only be accepted by email to with letter of application and CV attached.

Closing Date for applications will be 5pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017

Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification on 3rd March for interviews being held between the 6th and 10th March 2017
Pending Garda vetting times, we hope for positions to start by end April 2017

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