We are recruiting a Social Care Manager / Person in Charge

Dingle Camphill Community
is currently recruiting a
Social Care Manager / Person in Charge

(Permanent Contract - Salary:  €45,000 - €50,000)

Application form may be downloaded here

The full Job Description and Person Specification may be downloaded here

A Social Care Manager (Person in Charge) is required to fill this full-time post. To fill this post you will need a strong management and leadership background, experience of working with people with intellectual disability offering person centred support. You will require a sound understanding of regulatory requirements; have skills to lead the safe support to residents within a complex residential environment. You will have strong business skills and be qualified in social care. You will need to be committed to personal development and working as part of a team.

The post provides the opportunity to work as part of a committed team, a competitive salary and access to collaborative and learning work within a leading national organisation. This is a fulltime salaried position which will average around 40 hours per week and may include being on call at evenings and at weekends. All appointments will be subject to Garda Vetting.

The community provides Residential Lifesharing Services, Day Opportunities and Support Services, and Supported Living for a total of 12 with special needs. Camphill is an organisation with a strong voluntary ethos and includes many voluntary and vocational co-workers some of whom also live in the community.

Key Accountabilities & Duties

Governance and Leadership

  • Report regularly to the national Board of Trustees and to the Local Committee on the functioning of, and developments, within the Community.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Board and registered Provider in respect of the Community’s business.
  • Make proposals to the Board and registered Provider for the future direction and development of the Community having consulted and involved the local committee, residents, families and co-workers appropriately.
  • Provide leadership to the Community and line management to those working within the management group ensuring they have the skills, knowledge, resources and motivation to fulfill their responsibilities and are able to similarly manage and support members of their work group.
  • Direct and control the work and resources of the Community collaboratively in accordance with the business plan and agreed policies and procedures of the Community.
  • Ensure the Community maintains excellent working relationships with the HSE and the requirements of its Service Agreement. That it complies with HIQA standards and reporting requirements. That it demonstrates continuous Improvement through review and audit.

Operational Management

  • Be accountable for the overall provision of service, work collaboratively and ensure all staff are fully supported to carry out their responsibilities, inclusive of a Designated Centre, Supported Living Accommodation and a Day Service.
  • To ensure that ‘no tolerance’ to abuse is the prevailing culture underpinning service and supports to people.
  • Ensure the highest quality service is delivered in a way that is aligned to Camphill’s ethos and values ensuring the Community has appropriate and up to date policies and procedures in place to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Effectively manage change; develop, implement and review business plans annually following consultation with coworkers, residents and the Local Committee.
  • Ensure there is effective record-keeping, monitoring, reviewing and reporting in order to support the effective and orderly functioning of the Community and fulfill the reporting requirements of funders, regulators, and the Board.
  • Have overall responsibility for the management of risk throughout the Community ensuring health and safety standards are met at all times. Ensure the Community provides a safe, secure, and good quality of life for those living and supported by the Community.
  • Ensure the Community investigates and respond to complaints, including adult and child protection concerns, in line with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ensure a high quality of life for individuals in the community, clarity of goals and aims through good quality assessments, person centered (personal) plans, health promotion, reviews, support plans (care plans) and personal risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Enable and support residents to have choice and control in their lives, develop citizenship and maintain relationships with friends and families including accessing advocates and other professional support as maybe appropriate.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of the registered care and Supporting People standards
  • Work collaboratively with other community organizations, innovation programmes and national initiatives to provide new opportunities to people supported in day and residential settings.


  • Ensure there is clear communication with coworkers and there are appropriate and effective systems in place for engagement and consultation within the Community.
  • Ensure the staffing levels and skills mix meet the dependency needs of residents and other persons supported and ensure coworker rota's are in place.
  • To identify and address training needs within the community with the community training officer.
  • Take part in the on-call system and provide cover when required.
  • Review staffing levels and skills mix regularly and change them as and when necessary to meet the assessed needs of each particular resident.
  • Ensure staffing levels are driven primarily by the need to achieve optimal health and quality of life outcomes for residents.
  • Ensure recruitment and management of staff and co-workers is in line with legislative and good practice requirements and follows policy and procedure.
  • Ensure all co-workers receive regular supervision and annual appraisal.

Financial Stewardship

  • Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place and followed.
  • Responsibility for preparation and agreement of the annual budget ensuring budgetary targets are met, revenue flows maximised and costs appropriately controlled.
  • Work with the Finance Committee in developing annual budgets that support operating plans and keep the Council appropriately informed of the organisation’s financial position.
  • Prudently manage the organisation's resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
  • Support the on-going financial viability of the Community through annual review of business strategy, reflecting the different elements of service provision – Day, Supported Living, Designated Residential and other.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting procedures are in place for management of resident’s accounts and personal monies in keeping with their capacity and personal arrangements. Ensure effective safeguards are in place in respect of resident’s personal finances.

Residents and others who access support from the Community

  • To ensure work and engage with residents to shape and develop support that first and foremost meets and responds to their needs and aspirations.
  • To work within an intentional living approach that fosters citizenship, access to advocacy and the pursuit of personal fulfillment for people supported.

Qualification & Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the health/social care or voluntary sector Degree and post graduate qualification ideally in Social Care Management or Management Qualification
  • At least 3 years of senior management experience at a similar level of responsibility including demonstrative experience strategic planning
  • Proven ability in maintaining an information system for the recording and retrieval of accurate information/records

Please direct all enquiries to Ben Gamble at 045-481597 / 085 1311608

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all roles are available on request or attached to online listings or contact Ben at the number above.


Closing Date for applications will be noon Wednesday 19th June 2019

Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by Friday 21st June 2019
 for interviews being held between the dates 24th June to the 28th June 2019

Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Dingle

Address  Doonsheane
Co. Kerry
Phone  +353 (0) 66 915 2841

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