Camphill Community Dunshane: Social Care Assistant x 2 (Relief Panel)

Camphill Community Dunshane are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the following position.

Position will be in Brannockstown, Naas, Co.Kildare

Social Care Assistant x 2 Relief Panel.

Job Purpose

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.

Job Description:

To provide residential and lifestyle supports to adults with support needs, in an intentional community, by being part of a team of employees and volunteers creating a positive living experience to the residents living in the community.

This role will involve:

  • Working with and inducting 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 positive outcomes.
  • 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;
  • Creating a warm, homely and inviting home both atmosphere and appearance, conducive to the development of adults with special needs;
  • 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 always met to the highest standards
  • 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.
  • Attend staff team meetings and resident meetings as appropriate
  • Flexible approach to working patterns and cover shifts as identified in the roster.
  • Ensure all incidents are recorded in line with best practise,
  • Maintain high professional standards and confidentially.

Key Job Requirements Attributes and Qualifications for Social care assistant.

Essential Attributes/Qualifications:

  • QQI Level 5 within social care or related field.
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience within the disability sector.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance and HIQA standards and regulations.
  • Experience in supporting people who display challenging behaviour;
  • Ability to be highly motivated and reliable.
  • Good planning skills
  • Flexible, responsible, and mature approach to work.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends.
  • Be a conscientious person, with a passion for excellence

Hours: 40 hrs per week
Contract: Initial one-year period subject to a 6-month probation.

Please direct all enquiries to Stephen Sheaf at 045-483958. Full Job Description and Person Specification are available on request. Applications will only be accepted by email to with letter of application and CV attached. Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date for applications will be Wednesday the 28th of October 2020

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Oct, 2020
Naas, Co Kildare
Expiry Date
28th Oct, 2020