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Vacancies for Employed Roles

Looking for a career in Social Care? Find out what Employment Opportunities are currently available at Camphill Communities of Ireland. Camphill is  an exciting employer that has a different culture then is customary in many places providing social care. And the sense of community is important to all people who are a part of this endeavour. Most people do strongly feel that their work is more than a job and many employees also volunteer and join for social occasions, festivals and special events.

Current Vacancies

1 Parttime incl. Evenings, Weekends and Sleepovers Social Care Support Worker

Support worker for a young man with cerebral palsy and complex medical / dietary needs.

Experience with special needs nursing and third level qualification desirable.   Please contact for job description and person specification before applying.

Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 22 Feb 2017 Salary: €13.50 per hour, plus overnight at minimum wage
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For more info contact: Jenny Frister please use email for initial contact.

1 Person in Charge

To fill this full-time Person in Charge post you will need a strong management and leadership background. You will have strong business skills, and experience in the social care sector. You will require a sound understanding of regulatory requirements, and have skills to lead the safe support to residents within a residential environment. You will need to be committed to personal development and working as part of a team.

This is a full time 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 is home to 18 people 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.

For more details including Job Description and Person Specification please contact


Type of Contract: 1 year Contract Closing Date: 06 Jan 2017
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For more info contact: Liz Elstone

Care Workers


Camphill Community Ballytobin works to create a community 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. The community seeks to be 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.

We are looking for care workers to provide support to individuals with special needs, who have challenging behaviours.

This will involve:

• Providing one to one  support which can include support with eating and drinking and intimate care of the individual • Settling the individual for the night • Engaging the individual in daytime work, evening leisure, social and community activities • Providing night awareness when needed


The ideal candidates will ideally have: • Experience of working with individuals in the disability sector (minimum of 1 year) •a quallification in Social Care  Availability to work evenings, nights and weekends on a rota basis • Good communication skills • A friendly empathetic mature personality Hours: Full and Part time roles available To apply for this Position, please send a letter of application along with your CV to    

Type of Contract: Minimum 1 year Closing Date: 17 Oct 2016 Salary: dependant on experience
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For more info contact: Liz Elstone 0567755211

1 Parttime incl. Evenings and Weekends House Coordinator

Camphill Communities of Ireland Ballybay


Camphill Communities of Ireland is part of an international charitable trust working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs.

The Camphill philosophy is that no matter what an individual’s disability may appear to be, the spirit - the essential core that makes us all human - always remains whole. 


Job Title: House Coordinator


Reports to: Person in Charge


Application: in writing/ via email


Closing Date: 25/07/16


Interview Date: TBD


Purpose of the Role

An excellent opportunity for a qualified and determined Social Care candidate to obtain a permanent role for this organisation providing care and support to a house community.


This position requires the management of one of the houses in the Community. The holder will be responsible for the welfare of all those living and working in the house, and for maintaining healthy relations with all other aspects of community endeavour. The house co-ordinator will carry the ethos and mission statement of Camphill Communities of Ireland.

This role requires the house co-ordinator to participate in life-sharing situations with residents who have intellectual disability - and sometimes complex emotional needs - in addition to other staff and volunteers some of whom may come from quite a different culture and background.

The house co-ordinator will be required to function as one of a team responsible for all the residents and day attendees in the community, and report to a member of the Management Group.

 It is necessary to attend Reviews where appropriate. Other meetings may be required at the discretion of the Managing Group.

Less formal, though equally vital to this role, is the development and maintenance of professional working relations with the residents' families and friends, social workers, officials from government agencies, advocates, local trades’ people and members from other Camphill Communities.

Be involved with the preparation and celebrations of festivals in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

The House Coordinator will:

  • Create a homelike environment; facilitate the development of the resident’s independence while placing emphasis on their social, educational and occupational needs
  • Build relationships with residents in the house and the wider community.
  • Participate in meal times, and create a stable friendly environment for the residents.
  • Oversee and support the induction of new staff/co-workers to the organisation.
  •  Support the management of staff and the staff rosters.
  •  Complete annual appraisal and develop a professional development plan for each staff.
  •  Facilitate education and training of staff/co-workers and attend and plan in service training as required.
  •  Motivate staff team members through agreeing goals and objectives.
  •  Attend staff team meetings and resident meetings as appropriate.
  •   Plan activities, holidays, events etc. with/for residents.
  • Be part of the rostered “On-Call” support service within the organisation.
  •  Facilitate the upkeep of facilities, to include scheduling of general and planned maintenance.
  •  Liaising directly with family members and other stakeholders in relation to direct resident care and support issues.
  •  Ensuring local adherence to, and practice of; policies and procedures, Risk Management processes, quality and safety management systems, health & safety, national standards, legislation etc.
  •  Ensuring the resident’s personal plans are kept up to date, including that all residents are involved in establishing goals and are supported to meet these goals.
  • Verifying that resident’s medications are available and appropriately managed
  •  Affirming that the rights of all residents are realized and that residents are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Supporting the integration of staff team members from the local Employment Development Projects into services provided by the organisation.
  • Flexible approach to working patterns and cover shifts as required.

 The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive.

  • Be able to work effectively with full time volunteers; both short term and long term volunteers.


  • Keep accurate records of Reviews, and actively endeavour to implement Personal Plans.
    Record significant incidents.
  • Ensure the house is always adequately covered in your absence.
  • Hold weekly all-inclusive House Meetings, and record the essential points.
  • Manage the household finances.
  • Responsible for all safety and hygiene standards in the community houses
  • Maintain appropriate standards in compliance with HIQA standards
  • Maintain high professional standards and confidentiality at all times
  • Keep up to date with implementing good modern concepts of care
  • Be required to carry out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the management group.


The Management Group reserve the right to alter, when necessary, the above job description.

Person Specifications



  • Social care degree or similar healthcare qualification
  • Have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience as a Social Care worker preferably working in an intellectual disability setting.
  • Have a proven record of professional development.
  • Demonstrate an ability to provide a high level of leadership and to work as part of the management team in Residential Services.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate staff in providing a comprehensive service in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, based on best practice. 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and team building skills. 
  • Have excellent organisational, administrative and computer skills.
  • Possess a full clean driver’s licence. 
  • Exhibit an excellent knowledge of developments in HSE Social Care Policy and national regulations, particularly HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities. 
  • Be a conscientious person, with a passion for excellence
  • Candidates are subject to Garda Vetting.
  • Be a team player, helping to promote great working conditions, colleague relations and care to clients
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, self-motivator who can provide a holistic service of the highest quality.
  • Candidate must be fully fit to undertake his/her duties; candidates will have to sign a medical declaration before commencing the post.
  • Flexibility to work when needed.
  • Willing to comply with Camphill Communities of Ireland Code of Conduct.
  • Willing to work within the ethos and values of Camphill Communities of Ireland



  • Proficiency in LÁMH would be an advantage but not essential, although learning LÁMH would be a requirement.
  • The Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) Training is desirable but can be provided on appointment to post.
  • In general, the ability to mix easily with others and a flexible approach to the changing working environment is an advantage, along with willingness for continuing professional development
  • Possess cultural awareness



Probationary Period

Post is subject to 6-month probationary period.


Hours of Work

The position is based in Camphill Ballybay and works 40 hours per week.


This post requires you to work flexibly, which may include working evenings, and weekends. We offer a continuous care and welfare support, 365 days per year to the people who live in Camphill Communities. Arrangements for working hours will be agreed with individual employees based on the care and welfare needs of residents.



Camphill Communities of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Shortlisting will apply


Please forward CV and cover letter to:

Person in Charge

Camphill Ballybay

Robb farm



Co. Monaghan


Or email:


Type of Contract: Permanent Contract Closing Date: 25 Jul 2016
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For more info contact: Colin Palmer 0429748197

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