Saturday, 7 November 2015

Vacancy for Social Care Manager (Person in Charge)

Social Care Manager (Person in Charge)
A Social Care Manager (Person in Charge) is required to fill this full time 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 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 provides Residential Life-sharing Services, Day Opportunities and Support Services, Transition Training, Housing and Supported Living for a total of 28 people with special needs. Camphill is an organisation with a strong voluntary ethos and includes many voluntary and vocational coworkers some of whom also live in the community. The Bridge Community is located in the town of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare and prides itself on the integration and inclusion within the town and enjoys a strong relationship with the wider community.
For a Job Description and Person Specification, go to:
Closing Date for applications will be Friday 20th of November 2015.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by Friday 27th of November for first round of interviews being held from the 8th to the 10th of December.
Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Camphill is an equal opportunity employer.
In case of any further information please contact Ben Gamble at 045-481597.

Congratulations to Mischa

Congratulations to Mischa on receiving a Kilcullen Community Award last night. 

As was reported in the Kilcullen Blog, the nomination was in recognition of someone who has made 'a huge contribution' to Kilcullen over the last two decades and more. Apart from his work with the Camphill Community, which has helped break down barriers between those with special needs and the other residents of Kilcullen, Mischa has been involved with many other aspects of the town, especially in the areas of music and drama, 'a man of many talents and always willing to share those talents'.

For his own part, Mischa thanked the community of Kilcullen for making him and his friends in the Camphill project so welcome. "I think the town very willingly reached out to encompass all of us, and naturally included people, and this wouldn’t have happened in every town. It was something magical." He accepted the Award, he said, on behalf of all those in Bridge Camphill.

We are justly proud of this achievement in The Bridge.

For a full report of the night, please go to:

Photo and report credit to Brian Byrne of the Kilcullen Blog