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Training Opportunities

The Bridge Community provides an intensive training programme that is very valuable for people that are interested in pursuing a career in the social field. It covers varied subjects such as 

  • Living in Community
  • Responsibilities & Practical Issues
  • Working in Community
  • Epilepsy
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Personal Care
  • Helping people to manage their Finances
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Marshall Training
  • Self advocacy/ decision making / duty of care
  • Manual Handling & People Handling
  • Relationship based support & Reactive Attachment disorders
  • Safe Administration of Medication Training
  • Nutrition & Food Safety
  • Epilepsy & Buccal Midazolam Training
  • Record Keeping
  • Fire Extinguisher &  Fire Safety Training
  • Dealing with Complaints / Family Contact
  • MAPA CPI (Crisis Prevention and intervention)
  • Camphill Ethos, Culture & History
  • Basic First Aid
  • Communication
  • Challenging Behaviour & Positive Behaviour Support
  • Sexuality & Relationships
  • Down's Synrome & Autism
  • Sign Language 

The Training Programme is spread out over 4 months and will include a minimum of 3 hours a week of training as well as some work on demonstrating your Learning. While this is currently not yet accredited the training gives all coworkers a very sound basis for work in this field.

Camphill Foundations Course

The Community will support people staying a second year in the community or people who have previous relevant experiences to join the Camphill Foundations Programme which is run by Camphill Communities of Ireland. This course gives a deeper insight into Anthroposophical Foundations of the therapeutic approach of Camphill and helps people to gain a basic level of understanding of fundamental concepts of this very different holistic view of the human being and the its practical implications.

Accredited Training & Third Level Learning Opportunities

The Bridge Community will consider to support coworkers that commit to a service of between 3-5 years to undertake accredited training and possible parttime third level college courses in relevant fields such as Social Care Assistant or Social Care Worker from their second year in the community onwards. This may include the covering of study fees. We do expect coworkers who consider such studies to continue in their role as lifesharing coworkers with people with disabilities. If you are interested please get in touch with as to explore such possibilities

 

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Vacancies

Dec 01 2017

Longterm Live-In Residential Volunteers

Co-Worker / Vocational

Minimum Age 25

Duration Minimum 2 years

We are looking for people to lifeshare as part of a household with people with special needs, and we welcome applications from single people or couples, prepared to join us as enthusiastic and responsible co-workers, with an interest in Camphill life and preferably some experience in community living, although this is not essential. The house communities are at the heart of life at The Bridge. We need people who can help us carry the responsibility and consciousness of our community and to participate in all aspects of our daily life, working as part of a wider team with our dedicated employees, volunteers, younger residential volunteers and social care professionals.



English language is key requirement. Full induction and training 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.


Nov 01 2017

FEMALE CO WORKERS URGENTLY REQUIRED

Co-Worker / Vocational

Minimum Age 18

Duration Minimum 1 year

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.


Jan 01 1970

Social Care House-Coordinator

Employed

Minimum Age 0

Duration Permanent Contract

The Bridge Camphill Community is currently seeking a highly motivated person to fill the role of
Social Care House Coordinator 
 (30-35 hours per week)

Job Description:

To manage and support the smooth running of a household for adults with special needs and co-workers in an intentional community by leading a team of volunteers in creating a positive living experience and an environment and atmosphere within the home in which the needs of people can be met. This role will involve:

  • 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 the same
  • Overseeing and supervising supports in individuals 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 met to the highest standards at all times
  • Engaging constructively with the management Group and communicate any issues or concerns proactively.

Key Requirements, Attributes and Qualifications for employees of The Bridge Community:

  • Excellent communication, people management and problem solving skills, empathy and sensitivity to others.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and motivate a team to enthusiastically support individuals
  • Energy and enthusiasm, be highly motivated, reliable and  have a flexible approach to working hours
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • An openness to the Camphill Ethos and alternative  models of Social Care
  • An Understanding of HIQA Standards, Regulations, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Duty of Care
  • Work experience in a related area such as personal assistant/carer, community development or social care and/or community regeneration
  • Experience in supporting people that display challenging behaviour
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • This post is subject to Garda vetting

Mission Statement

“Camphill Communities of Ireland work to create sustainable communities where children and adults of all abilities, many with special needs, can live, learn and work with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect. Most communities are a home for both people with special needs and volunteers. Members of the community share responsibility for the tasks and cultural activities of day-to-day life. Camphill is inspired by Christian ideals and the impulse of community building as articulated by Rudolf Steiner and is based on the acceptance of the spiritual uniqueness of each human being.”

Job Purpose

The jobs 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 its ethos and values.

Closing Date for applications will be on noon Monday the 30th October 2017
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 01st November 2017
for interviews being held between the dates 6th November and 10th November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.



Jan 01 1970

Local Volunteer

Day-Volunteer

Minimum Age 18

Duration Minimum 3 months

At the Bridge Community we always welcome new volunteers to join our dynamic team of volunteers. There are many ways in which people can volunteer in our community and many different areas, some of which are:

  • An Tearmann
  • Coffeeshop/Bakery
  • House Workshop
  • Garden Workshop
  • Farm Workshop

If you have a spare few hours a week and would like to become involved in some way in our community do come in and chat to Ben Gamble who will be happy to discuss with you.



An awareness and interest in disability issues. The ability to work alongside adults with special needs, and volunteers while meeting the agreed developmental goals. Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity. Be highly flexible, honest and trustworthy. Excellent people, communication and problem solving skills.


Jan 01 1970

Volunteers for our Activities & Interests Programme and Befriending Programme

Day-Volunteer

Minimum Age 18

Duration Minimum 3 months

-Do you have some time on your hands? -Would you like to make a contribution to a worthwhile cause? -Have you a sense of fun and are up to trying new things? If so we would like to hear from you. Our Activities & Interests Programme makes art, music, craft, literacy, sports, drama, dance, IT Skills and other topics accessible to people of all abilities in an informal and fun way. It is run with coworkers of the Bridge Community and the help of local volunteers who contribute their interest, knowledge, skill and enthusiasm in whatever way they can. If you think you might be able to contribute to a group of all abilities in one of these areas we would love to hear from you. We are looking for volunteers able to commit to Monday mornings from 9.30-12.30 for 2-3 months We are also looking for Volunteers for our Befriending Programme for a couple of hours a week in the evenings or at weekends, assisting with outings to museums, cultural centres, concerts, walking, playing cards, paired reading, going to the movies etc. We will try and pair you with someone with compatible interests.



All our volunteers need Garda Vetting and References. Don’t worry if this is a bit daunting - We can guide you through these and give you hand filling out forms. For further information please  phone Gese at 045-481597or 087-6390888 or call into the office and ask for Ben.


Jan 01 1970

Social Worker (CORU-Registered)

Employed

Minimum Age 0

Duration Permanent Contract

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 : 35 hours per week – Monday – Friday (Flexi)
Full Job Description and Person Specification are available below
Application forms will only be accepted by email to thebridge@camphill.ie with letter of application and CV attached

Closing Date for applications will be noon on Monday 30th October 2017. Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by 01st November 2017 for interviews being held between 10thth and 14th November 2017   
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.



Jan 01 1970

Social Care Worker

Employed

Minimum Age 0

Duration Permanent Contract

Job Description: 

To provide residential, job coaching and lifestyle supports to adults with special needs, in an intentional community, by being part of a team of co-workers, volunteers and employees creating a positive living experience, and an environment and atmosphere within the home in which the needs of people can be met.

Job Purpose 

The jobs 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 its ethos and values.

Key Requirements, Attributes and Qualifications for employees of The Bridge Community:

  • Excellent communication, people management and problem solving skills, empathy and sensitivity to others.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and motivate a team to enthusiastically support individuals
  • Energy and enthusiasm, be highly motivated, reliable and  have a flexible approach to working hours
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • An openness to the Camphill Ethos and alternative  models of Social Care
  • An Understanding of HIQA Standards, Regulations, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Duty of Care
  • Work experience in a related area such as personal assistant/carer, community development or social care and/or community regeneration
  • Experience in supporting people that display challenging behaviour
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • This post is subject to Garda vetting 

Mission Statement

“Camphill Communities of Ireland work to create sustainable communities where children and adults of all abilities, many with special needs, can live, learn and work with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect. Most communities are a home for both people with special needs and volunteers. Members of the community share responsibility for the tasks and cultural activities of day-to-day life. Camphill is inspired by Christian ideals and the impulse of community building as articulated by Rudolf Steiner and is based on the acceptance of the spiritual uniqueness of each human being.”

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles are available below.

Application forms will only be accepted by email to thebridge@camphill.ie with letter of application and CV attached.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 01st November 2017 for interviews being held between the dates 6th November and 10th November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.



Jan 01 1970

Homemaker

Employed

Minimum Age 0

Duration Permanent Contract

The Bridge Camphill Community is seeking highly motivated person to fill role of 
Homemaker (Special Needs Job Coach)

Job Description:

To provide residential, job coaching and lifestyle supports to adults with special needs, in an intentional community, by being part of a team of co-workers, volunteers and employees creating a positive living experience, and an environment and atmosphere within the home in which the needs of people can be met. 

Mission Statement

“Camphill Communities of Ireland work to create sustainable communities where children and adults of all abilities, many with special needs, can live, learn and work with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect. Most communities are a home for both people with special needs and volunteers. Members of the community share responsibility for the tasks and cultural activities of day-to-day life. Camphill is inspired by Christian ideals and the impulse of community building as articulated by Rudolf Steiner and is based on the acceptance of the spiritual uniqueness of each human being.”

Job Purpose

The jobs 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 its ethos and values. 

Key Requirements, Attributes and Qualifications for employees of The Bridge Community:

  • Excellent communication, people management and problem solving skills, empathy and sensitivity to others.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and motivate a team to enthusiastically support individuals
  • Energy and enthusiasm, be highly motivated, reliable and  have a flexible approach to working hours
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • An openness to the Camphill Ethos and alternative  models of Social Care
  • An Understanding of HIQA Standards, Regulations, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Duty of Care
  • Work experience in a related area such as personal assistant/carer, community development or social care and/or community regeneration
  • Experience in supporting people that display challenging behaviour
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • This post is subject to Garda vetting  

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles are available below. Applications will only be accepted by email to thebridge@camphill.ie with letter of application and CV attached. Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by the 01st November 2017 for interviews being held between the dates 6th November and 10th November 2017
Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.



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