Tearmann (Irish: refuge or sanctuary) is a three-storey building housing a coffeeshop/restaurant, also selling crafts and books, but really it is so much more.
There is a bakery/ kitchen at the back that produces cakes,scones, lunches and other goodies for our coffee-shop using mainly organic and home-grown ingredients. Good simple food! Our scones are famous.
There is also an interesting selection of books,especially children’s picture books, and many little gifts or crafts -candles and pottery, greeting cards and crystals, wooden toys and jewellery.
Yet this is not the most important part of it.
An Tearmann is a busy and meaningful meeting point for many locals. It is run by a team that includes people of many abilities and at times this may also require tolerance.
It provides the threshold across which the Bridge Community meet and welcome the wider community of Kilcullen and beyond.
It is where we sit down together. Where everyone is welcome, where each is included and many people dwell an hour or more over a cup of coffee while they read a book, where regulars get slagged and on occasion get up to get their own cup of coffee. Where people witness the drama of day to day life yet leave with a smile on their face.
Labels like “normal” or “disabled” lose their significance - It can put it all into perspective.
No matter whether someone works as a waitress, at the till, in the bakery / kitchen which supplies all the food or whether they fold the napkins, everybody is part of a team that has to contribute towards "An Tearmann" - our famous coffee and bookshop.
Manypeople comment on the atmosphere, the people, the banter - It is no ordinary coffee-shop! And as far as a sense of being needed goes - it's hard to beat the satisfaction of serving a customer (with a smile of course).
An Tearmann is open 9.30am -5pm Monday to Saturday
WANT TO WORK IN A UNIQUE COFFEE SHOP?
In the heart of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, An Tearmann is a coffee shop with a difference.
We are looking for an Energetic, Enthusiastic and Responsible person to help lead our team!
An Tearmann is a bright and busy coffee shop and bakery in Kilcullen, open six days a week. It delivers a unique café experience to the public, because it is a direct interface between customers and several members with special needs from The Bridge Camphill Community. It provides a meaningful and harmonious work environment for people with intellectual disabilities.
The ideal candidate will have hands-on front of house experience in a busy café or deli environment, with a passion for hospitality. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, a dynamic personality, be customer focused and have confidence in dealing with the public.
Experience or an aptitude to work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues is equally important. The ability to support people and positively manage behaviours that challenge in the context of a busy coffee shop is essential – it is a key part of our ethos to be aware of and accommodate the needs of others.
Needless to say that the person we are looking for should be flexible, hard-working, able to think on their feet, and be highly organised. They should be willing to help, motivate and inspire their team through leading by example.
If you are adaptable and enthusiastic, and want to be part of a friendly and committed team, then let’s hear from you – An Tearmann could be your place!
The position is a 5-day working week of 33 hours, including Saturdays.
Hourly rate is €13
Please direct all enquiries to Ben Gamble at 045-481597.
Full Job Description and Person Specification are available on request.
Applications will only be accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with letter of application and CV attached. Camphill is an equal opportunity employer. All positions will be subject to Garda Vetting.
Closing Date for applications will be noon on WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2016
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 9TH of December
for interviews being held between 12th and 16th December. Candidate selected would take up the role in early January 2017