Camphill Community Kyle: Social Care Workers & Social Care Assistants

Camphill Communities are recruiting

Social Care Workers (Fulltime) &

Social Care Assistants (Fulltime)

(Note: Applicants for the SCA posts who are completing their major QQI5 qualifications will be considered)

Located in Kyle, Coolagh, Callan, Co Kilkenny


Camphill Communities of Ireland (CCoI) works to create sustainable intentional 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. All staff are expected to work in accordance with the Camphill Communities of Ireland ethos and values in all aspects of the work.

Job Purpose & Role: To provide care and support to individuals (adults) supported by Camphill Community Kyle in a homely, safe, respectful, empathetic and person-centred manner, which facilitate people to live a life of their own choosing?

Provide support to persons with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of daily living, including personal care.

Provide support in the person’s home within Camphill Kyle and in wider community settings.

To ensure the provision of a quality service, working in partnership with the person being supported, members of the Community and the person’s wider circle of support.

Social Care Workers will be expected to hold a level 7 in Social care or equivalent and have at least 3 years post qualification, in a similar role.

Social Care Assistants will be expected to have a minimum of major QQI5 (Note: Applicants for the SCA posts who are completing their major QQI5 qualifications will be considered)

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Supporting people to achieve positive outcomes:

  • Enabling people to develop their cultural, spiritual and emotional needs as well as their health, relationships and communication requirements
  • Involving people using communication/language that is meaningful to that person
  • Providing the type of support that the individual wants and needs, at times requested by them thus supporting the development of relationships of trust and confidence
  • Support the individual to take part in communal activities and festivals
  • Assist with appointments and events as required (e.g. planning, accompanying as required, etc. Occasionally accompanying a person on a short break or holiday if necessary)
  • Working in line with Risk Assessments and Personal Plans as appropriate
  • Participating in the development and implementation of Individual Personal Plans
  • Maintaining complete and accurate records including individuals’ personal files, heath action plans and financial records
  • Supporting people to be at the centre of any planning about their own lives
  • Ensure a healthy and nutritious diet is offered that takes individual needs and choice into account
  • Participating in review meetings during which personal goals and outcomes are agreed
  • Liaising and working closely with a range of other support services, agencies, families and other professionals as required
  • Supporting people to be valued members of their community

Supporting people with respect in order to meet their day to day needs including:

  • Physical Support (e.g. moving & handling, fire safety, cleaning, laundry, infection control, mobility and communication needs)
  • Personal Care (e.g. dressing, bathing, toileting, assistance with eating, sleeping support, skincare, first aid, health promotion)
  • Administration of medication
  • Promoting community activity, employment, education and leisure/social opportunities
  • Working as a team member, supporting the development of best practice and learning (e.g. attend team meetings, share learning from training)
  • Developing consistent working practices (e.g. participating in the checking & auditing responsibility for home interior, home exterior, health and wellbeing of individuals in workshops, garden and grounds)
  • Having a willingness to share duties and support each other (e.g. liaise with the workshops to make sure house-work transitions are managed according to the individual’s needs)

Working within and supporting the delivery of services that meet current relevant national legislation and standards. Adhering to Camphill policies and procedure at all time, including:

  • Medication Management
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Behaviours that challenge
  • Health & Safety
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Framework
  • Code of conduct and duty of care
  • Keeping accurate and appropriate notes and records as may be required in terms of providing safe quality care and support for an individual (e.g. managing risks, accidents, incidents, concerns, complaints, medical matters and changes in people’s circumstances)
  • Taking an active role in your personal and professional development through supervision and training opportunities
  • Being an active member of the Care Group and positively contributing to the management and development of the Community

Other Tasks:

This job description is not exhaustive and there may be times you will be required to undertake other duties in order to meet the needs of other individuals within Camphill Community Kyle

To undertake other reasonable comparable duties as requested by the management group.

To behave in a manner that reflects positively on Camphill Community at all times.

These posts require you to work flexibly, which may include working evenings, weekends and sleep in/waking night duties as required. 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.

Closing date for receipt of applications is MONDAY 13th JULY 2020.  Letters of application with a current and comprehensive CV to be sent to 

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Jun, 2020
Callan, Co Kilkenny
Expiry Date
13th Jul, 2020