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Volunteer carers are known as co-workers

Volunteering

Volunteering overseas

In Camphill the volunteer carers are known as co-workers. They live and work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and other special needs in one of eighteen Camphill communities in the Republic of Ireland. Co-workers come from around the globe and from diverse backgrounds. They come to Camphill for different reasons and for different lengths of time.

Ways of volunteering in Camphill include: doingZivildienst im Ausland or a freiwilliges soziales Jahr if you're coming from Germany; or doing a gap year abroad if you're coming from elsewhere.

It is a fundamental principle that nobody living within a Camphill community receives remuneration directly for the work done. Instead, each person's needs are met according to individual circumstances.

Working as a volunteer

Work undertaken can include teaching; personal support for individuals; cooking and cleaning for households; farming, gardening, and craft work.

As Camphill places are life sharing situations the line between work and living is not distinct -while we do 'work' in our houses outside of workshop time, caring for the home one lives in as well as involvement in social and celebratory activities is a natural part of life everywhere. Life in community is richer the more co-workers regard their involvement in these aspects of community life as looking after their own home and socialising and celebrating for themselves.

Living & working in Camphill

Young people often join a Camphill community for a short period. They give valuable help in the running of households, craft workshops, the working of the land and educational activities. More permanent and experienced co-workers form the 'core', accepting responsibility for all aspects of life within the community.

But for everyone in the community the basic impulse is that members work together to build a healing environment that encourages each person to develop his or her full potential.

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Vacancies

Jan 01 1970

Chief Executive Officer

Employed

Minimum Age 0

Duration Fixed Term Contract

Main purpose of the role

The primary function of this role is to provide effective leadership and stewardship to Camphill Communities of Ireland (CCoI) so that its activities are planned, delivered, sustained and developed in line with the mission, vision and values of the organization

Overall Objectives

Camphill Communities of Ireland operates a residential and day service in 16 centres, in which approx. 250 residents and day-attendees live and take part in day activities, delivered by a workforce of approx. 500 persons comprised of employees and voluntary co-workers. The CEO of CCoI will be required to deliver the following: 

  • To lead the CCoI team to ensure quality programme direction and delivery
  • To ensure sustainability of CCoI through effective management of resources
  • To raise the profile of CCoI through stakeholder development and communications
  • To work with the Chair & Council of CCoI to maintain and improve transparency and professionalism

Span of Control

Camphill Communities of Ireland operates a residential and day service in 16 centres, in which approx. 260 residents and day-attendees live and take part in day activities, delivered by a workforce of approx. 500 persons comprised of employees and voluntary co-workers. This role will carry full responsibility for all aspects of management of Camphill Communities of Ireland: making decisions on the budget, expenditure, recruitment and service provision within all of the communities encompassed by CCoI.  The incumbent will ensure the implementation of the policies of CCoI and will deliver quality throughout the organisation, providing oversight of Camphill’s workforce of approx. 500 persons and ensuring high standards are maintained in respect of the approx. 260 residents and day-attendees associated with CCoI. The role will report to the Chair and Council of CCoI

Reporting In Roles

  • The Senior Management Team, comprising of HR Manager, Finance Manager, Safety and Quality Manager, and Regional Managers
  • The Persons-in-Charge in the communities

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Corporate Governance, Reputation and Risk Management
  • Oversight accountability for effectiveness, quality and efficiency of service delivery
  • Strategic relationship management
  • Representational and Leadership role
  • Performance Management, Staff Development, Support and Team Building


Core Competencies

  • Leadership and Delivery of Change
  • Working With and Through Others, Communication and Relationship Building
  • Managing and Delivering Results (Operational Excellence)
  • Critical Analysis, Decision Making and Resource Management
  • Personal Commitment, Motivation and Integrity

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience in the field of Disability or Social Care

Essential

  • A recognized relevant qualification, minimum degree level or substantial experience
  • Good understanding of the national context, sector policies and trends
  • Experience of dealing with regulation in the area of disability or related field
  • Experience of liaising with regulatory authorities at a senior level in the area of disability or related field
  • Experience of service coordination and collaboration with HSE or equivalent funding bodies

Desirable

  • Experience in the field of advocacy and involvement of service users within a large organisation
  • Experience of coordination and collaboration with other service organisations and agencies

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience in the field of Management

Essential

  • Demonstrable substantial experience in managing change in a large values-based organisation
  • Demonstrable substantial experience in managing within a large organisation at regional or national level as part of a senior management team (min. 5 years)
  • Demonstrable experience of managing substantial resource allocation and budget management
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing a systemic approach to Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
  • Demonstrable experience in managing a large, diverse workforce

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in Management
  • Experience in the Not-for-Profit / Charity Sector and/or Section 38/39 organisations

For more information please contact

Marie Keane  - Chair of Camphill Communities of Ireland  - Marie.Keane.National@Camphill.ie or 

Miriam Moffit - Company Secretary of Camphill Communities of Ireland  - Miriam.Moffitt.National@Camphill.ie

 All applications please to apply@camphill.ie


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