Camphill Community Dingle: Social Care Positions

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Dingle Camphill Community is currently seeking highly motivated people to fill the following position.

Social Care Worker – Full-Time post 40 hours – post will include sleepovers

Social Care Assistant – Full-Time post 40 hours – post will include sleepovers

Social Care Assistant Relief Panel – post will include sleepovers

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:

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.

Key Requirements, Attributes and Qualifications for employees of Camphill Dingle Community:

  • Third level degree in social care or similar
  • 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

Hours and Rate of pay:

  • €15 per hour (€9.80 sleepover hourly rate) Social Care Worker
  • 12.50 per hour (€9.80 sleepover hourly rate) Social Care Assistant
  • 12.50 per hour (€9.80 sleepover hourly rate) Social Care Assistant Relief Panel

Please direct all enquiries to 066 9152512

Full Job Description and Person Specification available on request

Please email CV and letter of application to and cc

Closing Date for applications will be noon Thursday 12th September 2019


Co Kerry

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