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Gap Year 

Many people are considering taking a GAP year before or between studies, and the various vacancies for volunteer roles in Camphill offer unique possibilities for such an experience. The feedback from people that have taken a GAP year in Camphill is generally positive and sometimes life-changing, even if it can be intensive and tiring at times. Many students who are considering a career in this field are finding the experience extremely usefull in order to assess their own strenghts and weeknesses in this area and develop their skills and proffessional knowledge.

 

FSJ Vacancies - Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr im Ausland

In some countries there are recognised governement sponsered programes such as FSJ or a "Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr" in Germany. In order to acces these programmes individuals will need to find a sponsoring partnership organisation, such as "Freunde der Erziehungskunst" in order to register. We will collaborate with such organisations,who also provide training, seminars and evaluations. If you wish to pursue this route and people in our communities will give you advise around different options or organisations available.Some such organisations will charge a fee for these services. Please note that you can also apply without such organisatiuons should you wish, however in the case of students who are dependants and whose families are claiming child benefit, it may not be possible to do so without a partnership organisation.

Vacancies

3 Lifesharing Live-In FEMALE CO WORKERS URGENTLY REQUIRED From 01 Apr 2017

We are looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs.

You will join a vibrant young team of about 12 -14 young adults between the ages of 18-24 from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year.

Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have.

You can make contact by email or phone -

Contact Ben Gamble

on 00353 45 481597
or 00353 85 1311608.


A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. Reflective supervision is provided on a one to one basis at regular intervals.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
The Bridge Community View Herethebridge CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 or 00353 851311608

2 Female co worker From 01 Apr 2017

We are looking for a mature female volunteer who can stay with us for at least one year.

Our community is based in South Dublin and is not a rural community.

The placement would involve supporting people with intellectual disabilities in house

communities and workshops by working together.

Excellent English is essential, a good sense of humour and communication skills will

be important.

We will offer you introductory and mandatory training such as Manual Handling

and First Aid.

This work and life is challening but rewarding.

If you want to develop yourself and experience something different,

this is the place for you.


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 28
Greenacres Community View Heregreenacres CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Kate Byrne greenacres@camphill.ie

3 We are seeking female short term co-workers! From 03 Apr 2017

We are seeking 3 female co-workers to join us here in Ballytobin for a minimum of one year. Ballytobin is a therapeutic life-sharing Camphill Community where we live and work with young and older adults with special needs, some with severe to profound disabilities. We live and work together in 5 house communities in and around the beautiful Ballytobin estate which is in the green rolling hills of Co. Kilkenny in the south of Ireland. The life and work are intense and the days are long, but the experience can be rich and rewarding, and lots of fun too if you are open to the challenge! Your main taks would be to learn how to provide good care for one of our adults with disabilities, and to become their friend and helper within the house community. Other daily work takes place in a number of areas: the home (cleaning, cooking, laundry and caring for the home) the land (farm and vegetable/fruit garden) in workshops (bakery, woodwork, and weaving)- and we have a busy cultural life with seasonal festivals, sunday services, and many meetings which you can attend and we are strongly committed to the Anthroposophical roots of Camphill. Numerous therapies take place in our therapy centre, including physiotherapy, art therapy, eurythmy movement therapy and rhythmical massage. If you would like to join us please get in touch!


Good spoken English is essential, as is a good understanding of English.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
Ballytobin Community View Hereballytobin CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Mr Gabriel Poynton ballytobinapplications@gmail.com

4 Spring/Summer Short-Term Volunteers From 03 Apr 2017

We are looking for some energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to join us for the busy Spring and Summer months to help support our house communities. Your role would be interesting and you would have varied tasks which would help support the day-to-day running of our houses - for example helping us to prepare and cook meals with fruit and vegetables fresh from our organic garden; helping with cleaning and laundry, and jumping-in where needed. You would need to be flexible and happy to do jobs that you may never have done before!

You would live in one of our busy, homely and fully integrated 'life-sharing house communities' where we live alongside the people with special needs that we care for, and you would be able to participate fully in the life of our community. Ballytobin has a strong and busy cultural life, with daily gatherings in our community hall, weekly concerts, and regular public concerts given by well-known musicians. We prepare and celebrate seasonal festivals together also, and everyone plays their part in this.

You would not be responsible for the care of a person with special needs - this is carried out by volunteers and staff who make a commitment for a year or longer, and who can provide real stability. However you would live with us together, and have a very real experience of our way of life, and provide us with important help at this busy time of the year!

We look forward to hearing from you, and if you wish to find out more about living and working in Ballytobin, please do look at our page on Volunteering.
 


Good spoken English is essential. We would be willing to offer places to volunteers wishing to come for a minimum of two months, but not less.

Period: Minimum 3 months Minimum Age 18
Ballytobin Community View Hereballytobin CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Mr Gabriel Poynton ballytobinapplications@gmail.com

4 Lifesharing Live-In Male - Short Term Volunteer Care Assistant From 29 Apr 2017

Camphill Community Grangemockler is a rural based community consisting of four main houses a farm, garden, estate & weavery where adults with and without special needs live and or work together. The Community is situated in a rural part of South Tipperary with the nearest towns being, Carrick-on-Suir, Callan, Clonmel, Kilkenny City and Waterford City. Currently the community consists of 21 Residents, 27 Employees, 1 Long Term Volunteer and between 16 to 18 volunteers with a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Working within this diverse and dynamic team allows personal development, friendships, new ideas and perspectives to flourish. Each house has 4-6 residents as well as 4 live in volunteers and is run by an employed House Coordinator and a Deputy House Coordinator, who support the volunteers in their work, and take responsibility for the residents care, wellbeing and personal records. Volunteers are asked to help in the personal care of adults with special needs, both physically and socially. Volunteers may have a variety of tasks such as cooking, cleaning, helping on the land or assisting in the weavery, as well as taking an active part in cultural activities and community-building. Volunteers usually stay for 1 year although applications for periods of 6 months or more will be considered. Volunteers who wish to extend their stay in the community are accepted on the basis of the communities needs although applications are always welcome. Further educational and training opportunities can be made available to those extending their stay. The first three months of the volunteer period is considered a trial period and the community reserves the right to ask any volunteer to leave after this if they are not suitable or unable to complete the work required. We also insist that all volunteers have a proficient level of English before arriving in the community, as English must be spoken at all times when in the company of residents and is crucial in communicating with and understanding other members of the community. In Camphill Community Grangemockler Volunteer Care Assistants work on a shift basis during the week and on a team basis on weekends, community events and Public Holidays. The shift basis involves being on either an Early Shift (07.30 – 13.30 & 14.30 – 17.30) or a Late Shift (13.00 – 21.30). STCW’s are also expected to stay on duty at night on Fire Safety shift (sleeping) between three or four times a week. At times split shifts are required Time outside of the shifts is often used by volunteers to rest, socialize, engage in cultural activities or focus on personal development and perhaps to share ideas about the work being done in the community. Some volunteers may be asked to become drivers for the community and vehicles may be available for personal use when not needed elsewhere. However public transport is also available from the local village. Each volunteer has one day off and this will either be Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and may change depending on the house and community’s needs. On the weekends and for various community events, as well as Public Holidays throughout the year there are no scheduled shifts and volunteers are expected to work together as a team. This means sharing the workload and helping each other to complete the necessary tasks from morning until evening. Volunteers who bring a particular talent are invited to and often run, or help organise an evening or weekend activity such as Storytelling, Music, Arts & Crafts outside of their scheduled shift times. These activities are for the benefit of residents as well as the other volunteers whose active participation and assistance contribute to the social atmosphere in the community and enjoyment of all who live in the community.? A typical weekday: • This starts with assisting residents in their morning routines, preparing and eating breakfast. After breakfast everyone helps to, tidy up and prepare for the day ahead. • The community meets for Morning Gathering at 09.15 in the community hall. We open with a verse and we go over the plans for the day. We close the Gathering with a Seasonal song before wishing everyone a good day. • The remainder of the mornings are spent either in the house helping residents with various tasks such as cooking, cleaning, admin or in assisting our Day Services (Farm, Garden & Estate) by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. From time to time it will also be necessary for volunteers to work alone in the house or Day Service to ensure all the daily tasks are completed to a high standard. • Everyone meets in their respective houses for lunch at 12.30 and helps to tidy up afterwards. Those starting the Late Shift usually provide lunch break cover from 13.30 – 14.30, while those on the Early Shift take a break for the hour. The exception to this is on Wednesdays when everyone from the house meets for a weekly meeting. • Starting at 14.30 (15.30 on Wednesdays) the afternoons consist of assisting Day Services (Weavery, Farm, Garden & Estate) again by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. Or in helping one or more of the residents in meeting their personal care plans in the house or outside of the community. The afternoon Day Services finish at 17.30 and residents and volunteers return to their respective houses for Supper at 18.00. • Those volunteers on the Late Shift help residents prepare supper and assist residents with the various evening activities held throughout the week before assisting residents in their evening routines before they go to bed usually between 21.00 – 21.30. • One or two volunteers are expected to stay on duty in the house at night, although they can be asleep. This is to ensure that an evacuation can be undertaken, in the unlikely event that a fire or other emergency occurs. Volunteers can expect to be scheduled for this between 3 or 4 times a week but this will be determined by the needs of the house on a weekly basis. Weekends: We usually spend some time during the weekend to work together in the house and to spend time together socially. Weekends may involve a house or community outing to some place of interest, attending church for those who wish to, and other activities which there may not be time for during the week. Mealtimes: Meals are communal in all the houses and those on shift must attend to support the residents, however those off shift are also welcome and encouraged to attend meal times. You may of course use the kitchen to prepare personal meals outside of your scheduled shift as long as it doesn’t interfere with communal meals/meal preparation. We would really like you to feel at home in Grangemockler, so if you have any special dietary needs please let us know. We look forward to receiving you application and are happy to answer any questions you may have


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18 Salary: n/a
Grangemockler Community View Heregrangemockler CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: George Frister grangemockler.applications@gmail.com

4 Lifesharing Live-In Female - Short Term Volunteer Care Assistant From 29 Apr 2017

Camphill Community Grangemockler is a rural based community consisting of four main houses a farm, garden, estate & weavery where adults with and without special needs live and or work together. The Community is situated in a rural part of South Tipperary with the nearest towns being, Carrick-on-Suir, Callan, Clonmel, Kilkenny City and Waterford City. Currently the community consists of 21 Residents, 27 Employees, 1 Long Term Volunteer and between 16 to 18 volunteers with a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Working within this diverse and dynamic team allows personal development, friendships, new ideas and perspectives to flourish. Each house has 4-6 residents as well as 4 live in volunteers and is run by an employed House Coordinator and a Deputy House Coordinator, who support the volunteers in their work, and take responsibility for the residents care, wellbeing and personal records. Volunteers are asked to help in the personal care of adults with special needs, both physically and socially. Volunteers may have a variety of tasks such as cooking, cleaning, helping on the land or assisting in the weavery, as well as taking an active part in cultural activities and community-building. Volunteers usually stay for 1 year although applications for periods of 6 months or more will be considered. Volunteers who wish to extend their stay in the community are accepted on the basis of the communities needs although applications are always welcome. Further educational and training opportunities can be made available to those extending their stay. The first three months of the volunteer period is considered a trial period and the community reserves the right to ask any volunteer to leave after this if they are not suitable or unable to complete the work required. We also insist that all volunteers have a proficient level of English before arriving in the community, as English must be spoken at all times when in the company of residents and is crucial in communicating with and understanding other members of the community. In Camphill Community Grangemockler Volunteer Care Assistants work on a shift basis during the week and on a team basis on weekends, community events and Public Holidays. The shift basis involves being on either an Early Shift (07.30 – 13.30 & 14.30 – 17.30) or a Late Shift (13.00 – 21.30). STCW’s are also expected to stay on duty at night on Fire Safety shift (sleeping) between three or four times a week. At times split shifts are required Time outside of the shifts is often used by volunteers to rest, socialize, engage in cultural activities or focus on personal development and perhaps to share ideas about the work being done in the community. Some volunteers may be asked to become drivers for the community and vehicles may be available for personal use when not needed elsewhere. However public transport is also available from the local village. Each volunteer has one day off and this will either be Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and may change depending on the house and community’s needs. On the weekends and for various community events, as well as Public Holidays throughout the year there are no scheduled shifts and volunteers are expected to work together as a team. This means sharing the workload and helping each other to complete the necessary tasks from morning until evening. Volunteers who bring a particular talent are invited to and often run, or help organise an evening or weekend activity such as Storytelling, Music, Arts & Crafts outside of their scheduled shift times. These activities are for the benefit of residents as well as the other volunteers whose active participation and assistance contribute to the social atmosphere in the community and enjoyment of all who live in the community.? A typical weekday: • This starts with assisting residents in their morning routines, preparing and eating breakfast. After breakfast everyone helps to, tidy up and prepare for the day ahead. • The community meets for Morning Gathering at 09.15 in the community hall. We open with a verse and we go over the plans for the day. We close the Gathering with a Seasonal song before wishing everyone a good day. • The remainder of the mornings are spent either in the house helping residents with various tasks such as cooking, cleaning, admin or in assisting our Day Services (Farm, Garden & Estate) by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. From time to time it will also be necessary for volunteers to work alone in the house or Day Service to ensure all the daily tasks are completed to a high standard. • Everyone meets in their respective houses for lunch at 12.30 and helps to tidy up afterwards. Those starting the Late Shift usually provide lunch break cover from 13.30 – 14.30, while those on the Early Shift take a break for the hour. The exception to this is on Wednesdays when everyone from the house meets for a weekly meeting. • Starting at 14.30 (15.30 on Wednesdays) the afternoons consist of assisting Day Services (Weavery, Farm, Garden & Estate) again by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. Or in helping one or more of the residents in meeting their personal care plans in the house or outside of the community. The afternoon Day Services finish at 17.30 and residents and volunteers return to their respective houses for Supper at 18.00. • Those volunteers on the Late Shift help residents prepare supper and assist residents with the various evening activities held throughout the week before assisting residents in their evening routines before they go to bed usually between 21.00 – 21.30. • One or two volunteers are expected to stay on duty in the house at night, although they can be asleep. This is to ensure that an evacuation can be undertaken, in the unlikely event that a fire or other emergency occurs. Volunteers can expect to be scheduled for this between 3 or 4 times a week but this will be determined by the needs of the house on a weekly basis. Weekends: We usually spend some time during the weekend to work together in the house and to spend time together socially. Weekends may involve a house or community outing to some place of interest, attending church for those who wish to, and other activities which there may not be time for during the week. Mealtimes: Meals are communal in all the houses and those on shift must attend to support the residents, however those off shift are also welcome and encouraged to attend meal times. You may of course use the kitchen to prepare personal meals outside of your scheduled shift as long as it doesn’t interfere with communal meals/meal preparation. We would really like you to feel at home in Grangemockler, so if you have any special dietary needs please let us know. We look forward to receiving you application and are happy to answer any questions you may have


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18 Salary: n/a
Grangemockler Community View Heregrangemockler CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: George Frister grangemockler.applications@gmail.com

2 Lifesharing Live-In Junior coworker From 01 May 2017

We are interested to hear from enthusiastic young men and women who would like to spend a year sharing our community life in a small town near Kilkenny. Starting date is flexible April/May. Volunteers will join a house community supporting adults with a variey of needs. Some of those we support have high needs, including physical / intimate care and constant supervision. Others live in their own accommondation and need friends visiting regularly to support them as they manage their own lives. Our life is challenging for all, and very rewarding for those who engage and participate fully. Good English is essential, and it helps if you bring energy, initiative and humour! In your application, please answer these two additional questions: 1: when are you free to start? 2: how long do you wish to stay?


Basic training and induction will be provided good English is essential

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 19
Callan Community View Herecallan CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

Short term volunteers From 01 May 2017

Male and Female Volunteers We are always looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs. You will join a vibrant young team of about 12 -14 young adults between the ages of 18-24 from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year. Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can make contact by email or phone - Contact Ben Gamble on 00353 45 481597 or 00353 85 1311608.


A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. Reflective supervision is provided on a one to one basis at regular intervals.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
The Bridge Community View Herethebridge CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 OR 00353 85 1311608

2 Lifesharing Live-In Co-worker From 01 May 2017

We are looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs. You will join a vibrant young team of about 20-25 young adults from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year. Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can make contact by email or phone - Contact Claire McCreesh on camphillduffcarrig@gmail.com; +353 87 182 6510 A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. We look forward to hearing from you.


Qualifications: Good level of English (essential). Good communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Previous experience in Camphill (very good but not essential). We'll provide training for this task. We need caring, enthusiastic and organized people who are able to help take care of the house, residents and also join our workshops.  

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18
Duffcarrig Community View Hereduffcarrig CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Claire McCreesh camphillduffcarrig@gmail.com +353 (0) 871826510

3 Lifesharing Live-In Female Volunteers needed to join us in Camphill Community Kyle to start in May 2017 From 01 May 2017

Camphill Community Kyle is a designated centre which provides 24 hour, 7 day residential services on a 52 week cycle each year for up to 17 adults with intellectual disabilities.  Based in a pretty rural village-like setting comprising of three large houses and three smaller houses plus a number of buildings which are used for many of our crafts and therapies.  Of course we would not have the distinct flavour of Canphill Kyle without our farm animals - cattle,  sheep , etc.

Currently we are looking for female co-workers (volunteers), 18 years and over to join us for a minimum of one year to support our residents in their day-to-day life and workshops.  As a volunteer you will live in one of our houses alongside our residents and other volunteers who come from many parts of the world.  In return you will enjoy the unique experience of lifesharing within the  Camphill anthroposophical philosophy.

Good English is essential, a high level of motivation is required, a warm and giving personality is welcomed and you will arrive with an expection that nothing is achieved without hard  (but also rewarding) work!

Please contact us by email to kylecommunity@gmail.com for further information and application.


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18

For more information please download the following documents:
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Kyle Community View Herekyle CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: kylecommunity@gmail.com 00353 567725737

5 Summer Volunteers to help our Garden Team From 01 May 2017

We are seeking volunteers to help us in our large organic fruit and vegetable garden this summer, starting at the beginning of May (although it would also be possible to start at the beginning of June or July) ideally staying for two or three months, but not longer.

In the Summer the garden work in Ballytobin intensifies and since there is a lot more to be done, we need extra help - would this interest you? You would work full time in our garden, as a member of our garden team, and under the guidance of our head gardener. The team also includes members who have special needs, so it is a fully integrated team. Your day's work would start at approximately 09:15 in the garden, and then continue until the evening with a break for lunch. You would live with us in one of our 'life-sharing' house communities, where we live together with people who have disabilties, some quite profound, and you would have a direct experience of Camphill's life and work because of this, even though you would not play a role in the care-work that we do. There will be extra tasks too, for sure, such as helping to make breakfast in your house community, or watering the vegetable plants on a Sunday, when the gardener is off.

Each Saturday you would be free, and would receive some pocket money to spend on this day off - there are many nice things to do and see in the Kilkenny area.

An enthusiasm for garden work, and for working hard as part of a team, are essential.


Enthusiasm for outdoors work, and for hard work! A good level of English The ability to listen and carry out the Gardener's instructions The ability to work as part of a team

Period: Minimum 3 months Minimum Age 18
Ballytobin Community View Hereballytobin CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Mr Gabriel Poynton ballytobinapplications@gmail.com

4 Lifesharing Live-In Male - Short Term Volunteer Care Assistant From 29 May 2017

Camphill Community Grangemockler is a rural based community consisting of four main houses a farm, garden, estate & weavery where adults with and without special needs live and or work together. The Community is situated in a rural part of South Tipperary with the nearest towns being, Carrick-on-Suir, Callan, Clonmel, Kilkenny City and Waterford City. Currently the community consists of 21 Residents, 27 Employees, 1 Long Term Volunteer and between 16 to 18 volunteers with a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Working within this diverse and dynamic team allows personal development, friendships, new ideas and perspectives to flourish. Each house has 4-6 residents as well as 4 live in volunteers and is run by an employed House Coordinator and a Deputy House Coordinator, who support the volunteers in their work, and take responsibility for the residents care, wellbeing and personal records. Volunteers are asked to help in the personal care of adults with special needs, both physically and socially. Volunteers may have a variety of tasks such as cooking, cleaning, helping on the land or assisting in the weavery, as well as taking an active part in cultural activities and community-building. Volunteers usually stay for 1 year although applications for periods of 6 months or more will be considered. Volunteers who wish to extend their stay in the community are accepted on the basis of the communities needs although applications are always welcome. Further educational and training opportunities can be made available to those extending their stay. The first three months of the volunteer period is considered a trial period and the community reserves the right to ask any volunteer to leave after this if they are not suitable or unable to complete the work required. We also insist that all volunteers have a proficient level of English before arriving in the community, as English must be spoken at all times when in the company of residents and is crucial in communicating with and understanding other members of the community. In Camphill Community Grangemockler Volunteer Care Assistants work on a shift basis during the week and on a team basis on weekends, community events and Public Holidays. The shift basis involves being on either an Early Shift (07.30 – 13.30 & 14.30 – 17.30) or a Late Shift (13.00 – 21.30). STCW’s are also expected to stay on duty at night on Fire Safety shift (sleeping) between three or four times a week. At times split shifts are required Time outside of the shifts is often used by volunteers to rest, socialize, engage in cultural activities or focus on personal development and perhaps to share ideas about the work being done in the community. Some volunteers may be asked to become drivers for the community and vehicles may be available for personal use when not needed elsewhere. However public transport is also available from the local village. Each volunteer has one day off and this will either be Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and may change depending on the house and community’s needs. On the weekends and for various community events, as well as Public Holidays throughout the year there are no scheduled shifts and volunteers are expected to work together as a team. This means sharing the workload and helping each other to complete the necessary tasks from morning until evening. Volunteers who bring a particular talent are invited to and often run, or help organise an evening or weekend activity such as Storytelling, Music, Arts & Crafts outside of their scheduled shift times. These activities are for the benefit of residents as well as the other volunteers whose active participation and assistance contribute to the social atmosphere in the community and enjoyment of all who live in the community.? A typical weekday: • This starts with assisting residents in their morning routines, preparing and eating breakfast. After breakfast everyone helps to, tidy up and prepare for the day ahead. • The community meets for Morning Gathering at 09.15 in the community hall. We open with a verse and we go over the plans for the day. We close the Gathering with a Seasonal song before wishing everyone a good day. • The remainder of the mornings are spent either in the house helping residents with various tasks such as cooking, cleaning, admin or in assisting our Day Services (Farm, Garden & Estate) by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. From time to time it will also be necessary for volunteers to work alone in the house or Day Service to ensure all the daily tasks are completed to a high standard. • Everyone meets in their respective houses for lunch at 12.30 and helps to tidy up afterwards. Those starting the Late Shift usually provide lunch break cover from 13.30 – 14.30, while those on the Early Shift take a break for the hour. The exception to this is on Wednesdays when everyone from the house meets for a weekly meeting. • Starting at 14.30 (15.30 on Wednesdays) the afternoons consist of assisting Day Services (Weavery, Farm, Garden & Estate) again by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. Or in helping one or more of the residents in meeting their personal care plans in the house or outside of the community. The afternoon Day Services finish at 17.30 and residents and volunteers return to their respective houses for Supper at 18.00. • Those volunteers on the Late Shift help residents prepare supper and assist residents with the various evening activities held throughout the week before assisting residents in their evening routines before they go to bed usually between 21.00 – 21.30. • One or two volunteers are expected to stay on duty in the house at night, although they can be asleep. This is to ensure that an evacuation can be undertaken, in the unlikely event that a fire or other emergency occurs. Volunteers can expect to be scheduled for this between 3 or 4 times a week but this will be determined by the needs of the house on a weekly basis. Weekends: We usually spend some time during the weekend to work together in the house and to spend time together socially. Weekends may involve a house or community outing to some place of interest, attending church for those who wish to, and other activities which there may not be time for during the week. Mealtimes: Meals are communal in all the houses and those on shift must attend to support the residents, however those off shift are also welcome and encouraged to attend meal times. You may of course use the kitchen to prepare personal meals outside of your scheduled shift as long as it doesn’t interfere with communal meals/meal preparation. We would really like you to feel at home in Grangemockler, so if you have any special dietary needs please let us know. We look forward to receiving you application and are happy to answer any questions you may have


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18 Salary: n/a
Grangemockler Community View Heregrangemockler CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: George Frister grangemockler.applications@gmail.com

4 Lifesharing Live-In Female - Short Term Volunteer Care Assistant From 29 May 2017

Camphill Community Grangemockler is a rural based community consisting of four main houses a farm, garden, estate & weavery where adults with and without special needs live and or work together. The Community is situated in a rural part of South Tipperary with the nearest towns being, Carrick-on-Suir, Callan, Clonmel, Kilkenny City and Waterford City. Currently the community consists of 21 Residents, 27 Employees, 1 Long Term Volunteer and between 16 to 18 volunteers with a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Working within this diverse and dynamic team allows personal development, friendships, new ideas and perspectives to flourish. Each house has 4-6 residents as well as 4 live in volunteers and is run by an employed House Coordinator and a Deputy House Coordinator, who support the volunteers in their work, and take responsibility for the residents care, wellbeing and personal records. Volunteers are asked to help in the personal care of adults with special needs, both physically and socially. Volunteers may have a variety of tasks such as cooking, cleaning, helping on the land or assisting in the weavery, as well as taking an active part in cultural activities and community-building. Volunteers usually stay for 1 year although applications for periods of 6 months or more will be considered. Volunteers who wish to extend their stay in the community are accepted on the basis of the communities needs although applications are always welcome. Further educational and training opportunities can be made available to those extending their stay. The first three months of the volunteer period is considered a trial period and the community reserves the right to ask any volunteer to leave after this if they are not suitable or unable to complete the work required. We also insist that all volunteers have a proficient level of English before arriving in the community, as English must be spoken at all times when in the company of residents and is crucial in communicating with and understanding other members of the community. In Camphill Community Grangemockler Volunteer Care Assistants work on a shift basis during the week and on a team basis on weekends, community events and Public Holidays. The shift basis involves being on either an Early Shift (07.30 – 13.30 & 14.30 – 17.30) or a Late Shift (13.00 – 21.30). STCW’s are also expected to stay on duty at night on Fire Safety shift (sleeping) between three or four times a week. At times split shifts are required Time outside of the shifts is often used by volunteers to rest, socialize, engage in cultural activities or focus on personal development and perhaps to share ideas about the work being done in the community. Some volunteers may be asked to become drivers for the community and vehicles may be available for personal use when not needed elsewhere. However public transport is also available from the local village. Each volunteer has one day off and this will either be Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and may change depending on the house and community’s needs. On the weekends and for various community events, as well as Public Holidays throughout the year there are no scheduled shifts and volunteers are expected to work together as a team. This means sharing the workload and helping each other to complete the necessary tasks from morning until evening. Volunteers who bring a particular talent are invited to and often run, or help organise an evening or weekend activity such as Storytelling, Music, Arts & Crafts outside of their scheduled shift times. These activities are for the benefit of residents as well as the other volunteers whose active participation and assistance contribute to the social atmosphere in the community and enjoyment of all who live in the community.? A typical weekday: • This starts with assisting residents in their morning routines, preparing and eating breakfast. After breakfast everyone helps to, tidy up and prepare for the day ahead. • The community meets for Morning Gathering at 09.15 in the community hall. We open with a verse and we go over the plans for the day. We close the Gathering with a Seasonal song before wishing everyone a good day. • The remainder of the mornings are spent either in the house helping residents with various tasks such as cooking, cleaning, admin or in assisting our Day Services (Farm, Garden & Estate) by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. From time to time it will also be necessary for volunteers to work alone in the house or Day Service to ensure all the daily tasks are completed to a high standard. • Everyone meets in their respective houses for lunch at 12.30 and helps to tidy up afterwards. Those starting the Late Shift usually provide lunch break cover from 13.30 – 14.30, while those on the Early Shift take a break for the hour. The exception to this is on Wednesdays when everyone from the house meets for a weekly meeting. • Starting at 14.30 (15.30 on Wednesdays) the afternoons consist of assisting Day Services (Weavery, Farm, Garden & Estate) again by helping one or more of our residents achieve their own personal goals while engaging in meaningful work. Or in helping one or more of the residents in meeting their personal care plans in the house or outside of the community. The afternoon Day Services finish at 17.30 and residents and volunteers return to their respective houses for Supper at 18.00. • Those volunteers on the Late Shift help residents prepare supper and assist residents with the various evening activities held throughout the week before assisting residents in their evening routines before they go to bed usually between 21.00 – 21.30. • One or two volunteers are expected to stay on duty in the house at night, although they can be asleep. This is to ensure that an evacuation can be undertaken, in the unlikely event that a fire or other emergency occurs. Volunteers can expect to be scheduled for this between 3 or 4 times a week but this will be determined by the needs of the house on a weekly basis. Weekends: We usually spend some time during the weekend to work together in the house and to spend time together socially. Weekends may involve a house or community outing to some place of interest, attending church for those who wish to, and other activities which there may not be time for during the week. Mealtimes: Meals are communal in all the houses and those on shift must attend to support the residents, however those off shift are also welcome and encouraged to attend meal times. You may of course use the kitchen to prepare personal meals outside of your scheduled shift as long as it doesn’t interfere with communal meals/meal preparation. We would really like you to feel at home in Grangemockler, so if you have any special dietary needs please let us know. We look forward to receiving you application and are happy to answer any questions you may have


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18 Salary: n/a
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For more info contact: George Frister grangemockler.applications@gmail.com

2 Short term co worker From 01 Jun 2017

The Bridge are looking for dynamic young people to join our lifesharing community working alongside adults with special needs.  The role involves living in a household together with people with special needs and supporting them in their day to day needs and worklife. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can make contact by email or phone. We look forward to hearing from you.

 


English language is a key requirement for the role. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. Reflective supervision is provided on a one to one basis at regular intervals.

Period: Minimum 3 months
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 or 00353 85 1311608

5 Short term volunteer From 01 Jul 2017

We are looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs. You will join a vibrant young team of about 12 -14 young adults between the ages of 18-24 from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year. Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can make contact by email or phone - Contact Ben Gamble on 00353 45 481597 or 00353 85 1311608.


A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. Reflective supervision is provided on a one to one basis at regular intervals.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebrige@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 or 00353 85 1311608

Care Support Worker From 01 Jul 2017

We are offering one placement for an INTERESTED YOUNG MAN, who wishes to experience our life-sharing community spread over a small seaside village. You will join one of our three small house communities, where you share responsibilities with two other volunteers from many different countries. Each household is guided by house-coordinators and offers a home to up to three residents with disabilities. Camphill Ballymoney operates a small garden, a basket-workshop, a textile workshop and a small coffee-shop all of which have vacancies arising in the near future. Good English is essential, craft skills are welcome but full training will be given. Sign language is part of our ongoing training. Preference is given to those who can commit for the full year and who are 21 years or over.


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: For further questions and application forms please contact Elke Williams info@camphillballymoney.ie

5 Male short term co-workers From 01 Aug 2017

We are seeking five male co-workers to join us here in Ballytobin for a minimum of one year. Ballytobin is a therapeutic life-sharing Camphill Community where we live and work with young and older adults with special needs, some with severe to profound disabilities. We live and work together in 5 house communities in and around the beautiful Ballytobin estate which is in the green rolling hills of Co. Kilkenny in the south of Ireland. The life and work are intense and the days are long, but the experience can be rich and rewarding, and lots of fun too if you are open to the challenge! Your main taks would be to learn how to provide good care for one of our adults with disabilities, and to become their friend and helper within the house community. Other daily work takes place in a number of areas: the home (cleaning, cooking, laundry and caring for the home) the land (farm and vegetable/fruit garden) in workshops (bakery, woodwork, and weaving)- and we have a busy cultural life with seasonal festivals, sunday services, and many meetings which you can attend, and we are strongly committed to the Anthroposophical roots of Camphill. Numerous therapies take place in our therapy centre, including physiotherapy, art therapy, eurythmy movement therapy and rhythmical massage. If you would like to join us please get in touch!


Good spoken English is essential, and a good understanding of English.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: Mr Gabriel Poynton ballytobinapplications@gmail.com

5 Short term co-workers From 01 Aug 2017

We are seeking five female co-workers to join us here in Ballytobin for a minimum of one year. Ballytobin is a therapeutic life-sharing Camphill Community where we live and work with young and older adults with special needs, some with severe to profound disabilities. We live and work together in 5 house communities in and around the beautiful Ballytobin estate which is in the green rolling hills of Co. Kilkenny in the south of Ireland. The life and work are intense and the days are long, but the experience can be rich and rewarding, and lots of fun too if you are open to the challenge! Your main taks would be to learn how to provide good care for one of our adults with disabilities, and to become their friend and helper within the house community. Other daily work takes place in a number of areas: the home (cleaning, cooking, laundry and caring for the home) the land (farm and vegetable/fruit garden) in workshops (bakery, woodwork, and weaving)- and we have a busy cultural life with seasonal festivals, sunday services, and many meetings which you can attend, and we are strongly committed to the Anthroposophical roots of Camphill. Numerous therapies take place in our therapy centre, including physiotherapy, art therapy, eurythmy movement therapy and rhythmical massage. If you would like to join us please get in touch!


Good spoken English, and the ability to work well as part of a team are essential requirements!

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: Mr Gabriel Poynton ballytobinapplications@gmail.com

1 Short-term volunteer, social care worker From 01 Sep 2017

We are offering one placement for a motivated young woman who wishes to experience our life-sharing community spread over a small seaside village. You will join one of our three small house communities, where you share responsibilities with two other volunteers from many different countries. Each household is guided by house-coordinators and offers a home to up to three residents with disabilities. Camphill Ballymoney operates a small garden,a basket-workshop, a felt workshop and a small coffee-shop all of which have vacancies arising in the near future. Good English is essential, craft skills are welcome but full training will be given. Sign language is part of our ongoing training. Preference is given to those who can commit for the full year and who are 21 years or over.


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 20
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For more info contact: For further questions and application forms please contact Elke Williams info@camphillballymoney.ie

1 Life-sharing Social Care worker From 01 Sep 2017

We are offering a placement for one young man in one of our households. Your home will be one of three houses of a small international community in a seaside location.  You will become a member of a team of co-workers guided by a live-in home maker. Together you will support two persons with varying levels of independence. You will be given the opportunity to be involved in the workshops in the community as well as in all social and domestic activities in your house and in others.


You will learn to use sign language to communicate with others.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 20
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For more info contact: For further information and application forms please contact Elke Williams. info@camphillballymoney.ie

1 short-term volunteer/shop-keeper From 01 Sep 2017

We are offering one Short-term placement for a motivated young woman who wishes to experience our life-sharing community spread over a small seaside village. Although this vacancy is for one year, we would be able to accommodate short-term applicants for 5 to 6 months as well. You will join one of our three house communities, where you share responsibilities with one other volunteer. Like all the other households in the community your home will be guided by a house-coordinator. She will train you to support a resident on her path towards independent supported living. Camphill Ballymoney operates a small garden,a basket-workshop, a felt workshop and a small coffee-shop. Your task will be to become part of the coffee-shop team. Good English is essential, craft skills are welcome but full training will be given. Preference is given to those who can commit for the full year and who are 21 years or over.


Period: Minimum 6 months
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For more info contact: For further information and application forms please contact Elke Williams. info@camphillballymoney.ie

2 Lifesharing Live-In Juior coworker From 01 Nov 2017

We are interested to hear from enthusiastic young men and women who would like to spend a year sharing our community life in a small town near Kilkenny. Volunteers will join a house community supporting adults with a variey of needs. Some of those we support have high needs, including physical / intimate care and constant supervision. Others live in their own accommondation and need friends visiting regularly to support them as they manage their own lives. Our life is challenging for all, and very rewarding for those who engage and participate fully. Good English is essential, and it helps if you bring energy, initiative and humour! In your application, please answer these two additional questions: 1: when are you free to start? 2: how long do you wish to stay?


Basic training and induction will be provided

Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 19
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For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

2 Junior Coworker From 01 Dec 2017

We are interested to hear from enthusiastic young men and women who would like to spend a year sharing our community life in a small town near Kilkenny. Volunteers will join a house community supporting adults with a variey of needs. Some of those we support have high needs, including physical / intimate care and constant supervision. Others live in their own accommondation and need friends visiting regularly to support them as they manage their own lives. Our life is challenging for all, and very rewarding for those who engage and participate fully. Good English is essential, and it helps if you bring energy, initiative and humour! Our starting dates are flexible - in your application please answer these two additional questions. 1: when are you free to start? 2: how long do you wish to stay?


Necessary training and induction will be provided

Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 19
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For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

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