Camphill Community Dunshane: Day Service Coordinator

Day Service Coordinator


Camphill Community
Dunshane/ Co. Kildare.

Background to the post: Camphill Communities of Ireland (CCoI) works to create sustainable intentional communities where 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. Dunshane is a residential setting for many adults in addition to providing a day service programme for 12 adults.

Job title: Day Service Coordinator

Reports to: Person in Charge, Management Group.

We are looking for a dynamic day service Coordinator to assist in the day to day management of the day service in line with new directions, operating from a person-centred approach, implementing New direction standards across day service provision.

Job Purpose & Role:

Manage the Day to Day coordination of the day service in line with New Directions, implement meaningful community access. Coordination of onsite therapeutic workshops. Manage schedules in line with individual plans. Actively engage in social and community inclusion for the adults within a day service capacity. The role requires working from a person-centred approach whilst working wihtin the Camphill Ethos and Values.

Type of Contract: Permanent (subject to successful probation period.)
Number of Hours: 40- Hours per week. Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 9-5

Essential Qualifications and Experience.

  • A qualification at degree level in social care, social work, youth work, teaching or nursing or a relative comparable discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience post qualification in working directly with adults within a disability service.
  • Commitment to team working and working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to lead planned multidisciplinary workshops/activities within a team to deliver projects within agreed deadlines and timeframes.
  • A working knowledge of health and Safety policies and regulations
  • A working knowledge of HIQA standards and requirements
  • A working knowledge of New Directions,
  • Experience in carrying out formal supervisions with employees.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sufficient evidence of Leadership, communication, interpersonal, organisational, and decision-making skills.
  • Wholehearted commitment to the principle of achieving agreed results within timeframes and budgets to ensure a healthy and safe environment for residents, staff, co-workers, and visitors.
  • An understanding of volunteers in terms of training requirements/ recruitment.
  • Must possess appropriate IT skills, e.g. proficiency in word, Excel, SharePoint.
  • Evidence of providing supervision and adhering to line management structures.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Full drivers licence required.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assist the Person in charge in the day-to-day management of the day service, in line with New Directions, ensuring a person-centred approach is at the core of all
  • To ensure continuity and consistency of services for people we support by facilitating communication and working relationships between the day, residential, and family where applicable.
  • Escalate issues of importance to staff in residential services where necessary.
  • To support the team to work within the ‘New Directions’ framework
  • To deliver programmes or aspects of programmes to people we support
    In line with agreed timetables and schedules. Ensure that these programmes are reviewed and adjusted as needs evolve and/or on a regular basis and ensure that auditable records are maintained
  • To lead and motivate the staff team to deliver the best possible service to the people we support
  • To oversee the provision of transport for residents and day attendees as appropriate
  • Arranging timetables and schedules so as to ensure appropriate cover for all workshops/activities.
  • Arranging workshop master meetings, taking minutes of these meetings and reporting back issues from the meetings for resolution to the Management group, the Welfare group or the Forum
  • Arranging and leading the residents Forum every Tuesday, taking minutes of these meetings and reporting back issues from the meetings for resolution to the Management group, the Welfare group or the Forum
  • Regular supervision with co-workers and staff relevant to workshops and activities
  • Arranging and scheduling timetables and social care cover for external events/activities/lunch cover during the day time
  • Responsible for linking in with relevant services to provide outreach programmes and placements for People with Special Needs in line with their personal care plans, aspirations and capabilities
  • Ensuring the upkeep of day care notes in the workshops/activities, and relevant information, ie. BSP’s, Intimate care Plans, Protocols are available to all workshop masters and facilitators
  • In conjunction with the person-In-Charge, to ensure healthy communications between employees, co-workers, students and residents
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance of all other Workshop files and records.
  • Assist the Person-In-Charge in the preparation and delivery of induction of workshops for new co-workers and employees. From time-to-time you may be required to deliver and run such inductions.
  • Ensure that workshops/and activities are always staffed and facilitated appropriately, and that workshop scheduling is covered in your absence.

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 Dunshane.

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

Hours: 40 hours per week for full time post.
Contract: Permanent -Full time.

Please direct all enquiries to Shonach Hanaphy at 045-483628 Applications will only be accepted by email to with letter of application and CV attached.

Closing Date for applications will be Tuesday the 27th of October 2020.

Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Oct, 2020
Co Kildare
Expiry Date
27th Oct, 2020