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Vacancies for Employed Roles

Looking for a career in Social Care? Find out what Employment Opportunities are currently available at Camphill Communities of Ireland. Camphill is  an exciting employer that has a different culture then is customary in many places providing social care. And the sense of community is important to all people who are a part of this endeavour. Most people do strongly feel that their work is more than a job and many employees also volunteer and join for social occasions, festivals and special events.

Current Vacancies

1 Fulltime incl. Evenings and Weekends Home Coordinator


Camphill Communities of Ireland Ballybay


Camphill Communities of Ireland is part of an international charitable trust working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs.

The Camphill philosophy is that no matter what an individual’s disability may appear to be, the spirit - the essential core that makes us all human - always remains whole. 


Job Title: Home Coordinator


Reports to: Person in Charge


Application: in writing/ via email


Closing Date: 29/09/17


Purpose of the Role

An excellent opportunity for a qualified and determined Social Care candidate to obtain a permanent role for this organisation providing care and support to a house community.


This position requires the management of one of the houses in the Community. The holder will be responsible for the welfare of all those living and working in the home, and for maintaining healthy relations with all other aspects of community endeavour. The home co-ordinator will carry the ethos and mission statement of Camphill Communities of Ireland.

This role requires the home co-ordinator to participate in life-sharing situations with residents who have intellectual disability - and sometimes complex emotional needs - in addition to other staff and volunteers some of whom may come from quite a different culture and background.

The home co-ordinator will be required to function as one of a team responsible for all the residents and day attendees in the community, and report to a member of the Management Group.

Less formal, though equally vital to this role, is the development and maintenance of professional working relations with the residents' families and friends, social workers, officials from government agencies, advocates, local trades’ people and members from other Camphill Communities.

Be involved with the preparation and celebrations of festivals in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Home Coordinator will:

  • Create a homelike environment; facilitate the development of the resident’s independence while placing emphasis on their social, educational and occupational needs
  • Participate in meal times, and create a stable friendly environment for the residents.
  • Oversee and support the induction of new staff/co-workers to the organisation.
  •  Support the management of staff and the staff rosters.
  •  Complete annual appraisal and develop a professional development plan for each staff.
  •  Facilitate education and training of staff/co-workers and attend and plan in service training as required.
  •  Motivate staff team members through agreeing goals and objectives.
  •  Attend staff team meetings and resident meetings as appropriate.
  •   Plan activities, holidays, events etc. with/for residents.
  • Be part of the rostered “On-Call” support service within the organisation.
  •  Facilitate the upkeep of facilities, to include scheduling of general and planned maintenance.
  •  Liaising directly with family members and other stakeholders in relation to direct resident care and support issues.
  •  Ensuring local adherence to, and practice of; policies and procedures, Risk Management processes, quality and safety management systems, health & safety, national standards, legislation etc.
  •  Ensuring the resident’s personal plans are kept up to date, including that all residents are involved in establishing goals and are supported to meet these goals.
  • Verifying that resident’s medications are available and appropriately managed
  •  Affirming that the rights of all residents are realized and that residents are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Supporting the integration of staff team members from the local Employment Development Projects into services provided by the organisation.
  • Flexible approach to working patterns and cover shifts as required.

 The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive.

  • Be able to work effectively with full time volunteers; both short term and long term volunteers.


  • Keep accurate records of Reviews, and actively endeavour to implement Personal Plans.
    Record significant incidents.
  • Ensure the house is always adequately covered in your absence.
  • Hold weekly all-inclusive House Meetings, and record the essential points.
  • Manage the household finances.
  • Responsible for all safety and hygiene standards in the community houses
  • Maintain appropriate standards in compliance with HIQA standards
  • Maintain high professional standards and confidentiality at all times
  • Keep up to date with implementing good modern concepts of care
  • Be required to carry out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the management group.


The Management Group reserve the right to alter, when necessary, the above job description.


Probationary Period

Post is subject to 6-month probationary period.


Hours of Work

The position is based in Camphill Ballybay and works 40 hours per week.


This post requires you to work flexibly, which may include working evenings, and weekends. 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.

Camphill Communities of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Shortlisting will apply

Please forward CV and cover letter to:

Person in Charge

Camphill Ballybay

Robb farm



Co. Monaghan


Or email:



Person Specifications Essentials   Social care degree or similar healthcare qualification Have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience as a Social Care worker preferably working in an intellectual disability setting. Have a proven record of professional development. Demonstrate an ability to provide a high level of leadership and to work as part of the management team in Residential Services. Demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate staff in providing a comprehensive service in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, based on best practice.  Possess excellent interpersonal and team building skills.  Have excellent organisational, administrative and computer skills. Possess a full clean driver’s licence.  Exhibit an excellent knowledge of developments in HSE Social Care Policy and national regulations, particularly HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities.  Be a conscientious person, with a passion for excellence Candidates are subject to Garda Vetting. Be a team player, helping to promote great working conditions, colleague relations and care to clients Enthusiastic, proactive, self-motivator who can provide a holistic service of the highest quality. Candidate must be fully fit to undertake his/her duties; candidates will have to sign a medical declaration before commencing the post. Flexibility to work when needed. Willing to comply with Camphill Communities of Ireland Code of Conduct. Willing to work within the ethos and values of Camphill Communities of Ireland   Desirable Previous experience in a similar role Proficiency in LÁMH would be an advantage but not essential, although learning LÁMH would be a requirement. The Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) Training is desirable but can be provided on appointment to post. In general, the ability to mix easily with others and a flexible approach to the changing working environment is an advantage, along with willingness for continuing professional development Possess cultural awareness  

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 29 Sep 2017
Ballybay Community View Hereballybay CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Colin Palmer 0429748197

Social Worker From 01 Oct 2017

The Bridge Camphill Community is seeking highly motivated person to fill role of 
Social Worker (CORU-Registered)

This is an attractive position with manageable case load of 17 residents & 10 day attendees. The role will balance daily direct contact with people, dealing with safeguarding concerns, facilitating reviews and managing person’s files & documentation

Job Description:

The Social Worker at the Bridge Community will have an important role in guiding & facilitating responsive, individualised & solution focused approaches to support people with special needs and their families.  This will involve engaging directly with residents & day attendees, helping to guide life choices and identify aims & goals, finding creative solutions to overcoming barriers and facilitating people in finding their own solutions.  The person filling this role will need to be aware of best practice & current trends in the area of social care.  As part of the team, they will take co-responsibility for the area of personal planning, annual reviews and developing & maintaining needs- & risk- assessments as well as supporting social care staff in their roles. The Social Worker will be dealing with Complaints and Safeguarding concerns, and become one of the Designated Officers (DO) for the community. The person will 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.

The role will involve:

  • Admissions to the community
  • Facilitating Annual Reviews
  • Conducting Needs Assessments
  • Risk assessments and Enabling Plans 
  • Behavioural Support Plans
  • Engaging with Multidisciplinary Supports and other Professionals
  • Safeguarding - Acting in the role of designated officer
  • Dealing with Complaints and Feedback
  • Advocacy & Consent

Key Attributes and Qualifications The ideal candidate will have: Qualification/ third level degree in Social Work Registered as qualified social worker with CORU At least 2 years recent experience working as a Social Worker Experience of working with vulnerable adults/ children Experience in positive behavioural supports including behaviour support plans. Proven ability to manage & prioritise workloads and meet deadlines Full Clean Driving Licence. Post subject to Garda vetting Please direct all enquiries to Ben Gamble at 045-481597   Hours : 26 hours per week – Monday – Friday (Flexi)   Full Job Description and Person Specification are available below Application forms will only be accepted by email to with letter of application and CV attached Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by 8th September 2017  for interviews being held between 11th and 15th September2017 Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.  

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 06 Sep 2017 Salary: 26 hour pro-rata equivalent of €45k - €48,500k for full time (40 hours)

For more information please download the following documents:
The Bridge Community View Herethebridge CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: BEN GAMBLE 045 481597 - 085 1311608

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