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Camphill Community believes everyone irrespective of ability can live, learn and work together to reach their full potential, and our specialist teams make this possible for those using our services. 

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Are you

  • A positive role model who sees beyond the disability to the person inside?
  • Passionate about supporting others with different abilities to realise their full potential?
  • Compassionate and caring?
  • Interested in a job which helps you grow and develop as a person as well as professionally?

In return we offer…

  • A meaningful job which makes a fundamental difference to the lives of those with learning disability.
  • A competitive incremental salary scheme with enhanced weekend and night shift rates.
  • Residential Support staff receive meals when on duty at meal times.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Pension Scheme
  • Comprehensive training
  • Annual Leave package which increases with length of service
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

Current Vacancies

Children's Residential Worker
Hours - 38h/w Full Time & 22h/w Part Time
Salary - £23,514 - £26,577 per annum. Enhanced pay rates for weekends and waking nights.
Closing Date: 2, July 2024
We are currently recruiting Child Residential Workers whose purpose is to provide the highest possible standard of support and care to children and/or young people with disabilities and challenging behaviour who reside within our Children’s Home. Our model of care is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). This role will at times call for an element of personal care. The children require access to a wide range of scheduled activities, including crafts, play, sensory activities, lots of outdoor play, especially in the park and walks, access to plastic cartons and balloons, helping around the house, various games, songs, baking, playing in the park, long walks around the community, trips out, drives in the car, go karting, dancing.
Senior Day Support Worker
Hours - 35 hours per week
Salary - 22,094 increasing on a 5-point annual incremental scale
Closing Date: 1, July 2024
Due to the Development of our services, we are currently recruiting for a Senior Day Support Worker who will work as part of a team whose purpose is to meet the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of adults with a learning disability within the Day Services in Camphill Community Glencraig. The role will assist the Team Leader in providing the highest possible standard of support and care to adults with complex needs and challenging behaviour. This role can require an element of personal care and at times will require redirection or physical intervention as a last resort with those presenting challenging behaviours. With this vision and our aim of providing a high-quality service, we are looking for empathetic and caring staff who share our values and a desire to help improve and add to the quality of life and wellbeing of residents and day attendees. We aim to support adults in a safe, stimulating environment, in line with the organizational values and ethos.
Facilities Assistant
Hours - 37.5 hrs per week - Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm, with additional On Call responsibilities on rota basis
Salary - £27,514 - £29,464 on a 3-point incremental scale with potential additional earnings of up to £5000
Closing Date: 28, June 2024
Camphill Community Glencraig is a therapeutic community offering residential and day service provision for both children and adults with complex physical and learning support needs. The site spanning 90+ acres on the shores of Belfast Lough comprises of a variety of buildings including residential homes, a farm, a school, therapeutic and recreational spaces all operating under the principles of the Camphill movement. The organisation emphasises community living, holistic care and the therapeutic benefits of living and working with nature while engaging in meaningful activities. As a Facilities Assistant in a social care setting, you will provide essential support to the Facilities Manager and play a crucial role in overseeing the maintenance team, ensuring the efficient operation and upkeep of the facility. You will be responsible for supporting the Facilities Manager to deliver the day-to-day operations and provide comprehensive communication and support to the organisation, ensuring Camphill Community meets the needs of residents and staff, while adhering to regulatory requirements and safety standards. You will work closely with the Facilities Manager to coordinate the activities of the small maintenance team, assisting with training, appraisal preparation, evaluation of staff and ensuring the safety and functionality of the facility's physical environment. You will also be required to act as an on-call out of hours responder on a rota basis with the Facilities Manager to liaise with staff and contractors and may be required to attend site.
Positive Behaviour & Learning Assistant
Hours - Monday – Friday 8.30am-3.30pm, Thursday – 8.30am-2.30pm 34 hours per week for 49 weeks (3 weeks off duty) *
Salary - £ 20,750.08 – 22,647.04 – annual salary on an 6 point incremental scale
Closing Date: 28, June 2024
The Positive Behaviour & Learning Assistant’s role is to work as part of the School team in providing the highest possible standard of educational support and care to children and young people with a range of complex special educational needs, and in particular, autism spectrum condition. The role involves encouraging and enabling the children and young people to pursue a valued lifestyle by participating in meaningful daily activities, supporting the well-being and development of skills as well as enhancing and promoting independence, choices and rights within a safe and caring environment. The Positive Behaviour & Learning Assistant’s role may require an element of personal care and at times will require the use of redirection or physical intervention as a last resort, with those presenting with behaviours of concern.

Some of Our Staff

Support Worker - Adult Residential

Support Worker - Adult Residential

“I can enable an individual with a disability to lead a normal life.”

Bob

Support Worker

Group Leader - Adult Residential

Group Leader - Adult Residential

“Knowing I’ve made a positive impact on someone’s life no matter how small or simple.”

Laura

Group Leader

Support Worker - Day Services

Support Worker - Day Services

“Giving the adults an opportunity to learn and grow is important.”

Chris

Support Worker

Volunteering

Volunteering has always been a key part of the service provided by Glencraig. From the 1960’s to present, there have been between 20 & 40 international volunteers who come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig.

Volunteers and Students

  1. The involvement of local volunteers and students is welcomed at Glencraig, there are four main areas where the above can be involved:
    Residential setting – supporting adults with a learning disability in a residential setting.
  2. School Placement – supporting children with a learning disability and complex needs in an educational setting.
  3. Training College – supporting adults with a learning disability and complex needs in day activities.
  4. Environmental and gardening projects

Short Term Coworker (International Volunteers)

International Volunteers are mainly involved in the residential setting at Glencraig but in some cases, it may be possible to organise activities in other areas. International Students are usually placed in areas relevant to their course of study if there is a place available.

There are three stages in our application process:

  • Stage 1 – The applicant will submit an online application form and if suitable will be invited to participate in a skype interview. After the interview, they will be informed if they have been selected for the project.
  • Stage 2 – If selected they will need to complete an Access NI application (the criminal record check for Northern Ireland) and provide specified documents to Glencraig.
  • Stage 3 – Only for International Volunteers/Students who require a UK visa. After they have received their Access NI clearance they will apply for a UK Charity Worker visa.

The above process can take 3 – 5 months to complete.

For further information about Volunteering in Glencraig please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator vincent.reynolds@glencraig.org.uk

Some of Our Volunteers

“I am still learning in this place full of opportunities, and that's what makes it so important for me.”

“I am still learning in this place full of opportunities, and that's what makes it so important for me.”

Berna

Short Term Volunteer

“Being a part of something much bigger than you, is a unique feeling.”

“Being a part of something much bigger than you, is a unique feeling.”

Naelle

Short Term Volunteer

“I have met many people at Glencraig, who are all very nice and open-minded.”

“I have met many people at Glencraig, who are all very nice and open-minded.”

Moana

Short Term Volunteer