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Career Break Opportunities

Many  people come to a point in their lives when they might want to take a career break. They may look for a change or find that they look for a life more meaningful, than their present situation. Camphill can really benefit from people that bring life experience, a certain maturity and idealism. Whether you want to join Camphill as a family or as an indivdual, talk to us regarding different opportunities, that exist whether on a short term or longterm basis.

We are particularly interested to hear from families or individuals with relavant or transferable experiences, such as social care, social work, farming, horticulture,crafts on management experience. Our communities will assist with training, supervision and mentoring to ensure that the new experience is a positive one.

Vacancies

Please Note Shortterm refers to vacancies with upto 1 year commitment

 

2 Lifesharing Live-In Co-worker From 01 Nov 2018

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
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For more info contact: Claire McCreesh volunteer.duffcarrig@camphill.ie +353 (0) 871826510

4 Lifesharing Live-In Female - Short Term Volunteer Care Assistant From 01 Jan 2019

Camphill Community Grangemockler is looking for a number of enthusiastic individuals to come and volunteer in our Community. Please contact volunteer.grangemockler[at]camphill.ie for more information and an application form. Our Volunteer Co-ordinator George is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and can arrange for a Skype conversation to discuss your application.


Persons, with a keen interest, or already engaged in, or completing a Social Care / Social Pedagogy course/degree or similar field is a distinct advantage. Previous personal or professional experience engaging with individuals with an Intellectual Disability will also be considered an advantage. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required, and you will be assessed as part of the application process.   

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18 Salary: n/a
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For more info contact: George Frister volunteer.grangemockler@camphill.ie

Short Term Co-Worker From 01 Jan 2019

We presently have vacancies for enthusiastic Co-workers who are willing to join our vibrant team and life-share in one of our households. We would expect at least a one-year commitment starting from August/September each year. As a member of our community, you will live in one of our houses and play a full and active part in the life of our community. As a Co-worker, your main task will be to support and befriend adults with a disability and help them access a wide range of leisure and work activities. Some residents will need support with their day-to-day needs to enable them to lead an active and integrated life. The setting at Jerpoint is rural with close proximity to the local town of Thomastown. The community is based in a local neighborhood amongst extensive vegetable gardens, a small farm with craft and food workshops. There is a close link with the local community and activities are availed of around Thomastown and Kilkenny. You will receive a full induction and the necessary training to fulfill your responsibilities in a competent manner. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience something different for empathetic, caring and motivated individuals, with an interest in social care. This experience may be a little challenging at times but it is also a lot of fun and very rewarding. Please feel free to get in touch to explore more about the role of a co-worker and the ethos of our community. We are very happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.


It is of great importance that you have a sincere interest for people with special needs. Previous experience of social care, or training in that field will give you some advantage. Since English is our language of communication you need to understand, speak and read it well. Please get in touch with us to find out more and ask any questions you might still have.

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: jerpoint@camphill.ie

2 Biody-namic farm/garden worker From 01 Jan 2019

Camphill Community Grangemockler is looking for a number of enthusiastic individuals to come and volunteer in our Community. Please contact volunteer.grangemockler[at]camphill.ie for more information and an application form. Our Volunteer Co-ordinator George is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and can arrange for a Skype conversation to discuss your application.

 


We are looking for persons with a keen interest in biodynamic farming and/or gardening to assist with day to day maintenance tasks, care of animals, and future development of our small but expanding farm.  This role also encompasses working with a diverse team of people, many with intellectual disabilities, and some experience in this area would be an advantage. A successful candidate will be flexible, be able to work under their own initiative and enjoy working outdoors.  Training opportunities in biodynamic farming may be available as part of this position Please contact us for further details. 

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18 Salary: n/a
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For more info contact: George Frister volunteer.grangemockler@camphill.ie

2 Female Residential Volunteers/Co Workers From 16 Jan 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can stay with us for at least one year.

Your work and life involve supporting people with/without intellectual disabilities in house communities and workshops by working together.

Excellent English is essential and good sense of humor and communication skills will be important. It is also important to have willingness to work and cooperate closely with people who have chosen to live and work in Camphill and willingness to learn and accept something different from what you have known. 

We will offer you an introductory training as well as mandatory trainings such as manual handling, fire extinguisher training.

This work and life are challenging but rewarding. If you want to develop yourself and experience something totally different from what you have experienced, this is the place for you.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: camphillcarrick@gmail.com

3 Short term co-worker From 01 Mar 2019

Camphill Community Dingle is looking for volunteers from March 2019, 20 years and older, with enthusiasm, who have a keen interest of working with adults with special needs and can commit for 12 months. Previous personal or professional experience engaging with individuals with intellectual disability, farming and gardening, crafts, music and homemaking will also be considered an advantage. 


A good command of written and spoken English is a requirement.

Period: Minimum 1 year
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For more info contact: Uta Jensen volunteer.dingle@camphill.ie

2 Lifesharing Live-In Junior Coworker From 01 Jul 2019

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 variety 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. Visit the Callan  page and read 'Our Stories' to hear what past volunteers have to say. 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: can you stay a full year?


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

2 Lifesharing Live-In Junior Coworkers From 01 Aug 2019

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 induction and training will be provided.

Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 19
Callan Community View Herecallan CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

1 Lifesharing Live-In Junior coworker From 01 Sep 2019

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

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