Work at Corbenic

Current Opportunities

 

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Please note we are not able to accept applications from those requiring Visa/Work permit sponsorship. Applicants must already be eligible to live and work in UK.​

Please note that if we are in receipt of sufficient applicants, we reserve the right to close the deadline early

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See our recruitment brochure here for a overview of working life at Corbenic Camphill Community. 

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Corbenic Camphill Community is situated in Strathbraan in Perthshire, Scotland, four miles from the town of Dunkeld. The Community was established in June 1978, and is set in 100 acres of land.

At present, the Community is comprised of 120 people which includes 42 adults with learning difficulties, volunteers and employees. Within the Community there are seven households, each household is home to approximately six adults with learning disabilities, two house co-ordinators and five co-workers.  We have a variety of Therapeutic Workshops such as bakery, craft, pottery, woodwork, biodynamic gardening, estate work, and a farm.  In addtion we have a number of non-residential day care participants. 

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Senior Support Worker (Full-Time) 40 hours £21,350

We are looking for an individual to provide high quality social care for a small group of our residents as a Senior Support Worker. In addition, to assist in the day-to-day running of the household. This is a 40 hour post to include shift work and weekends.

 

Duties

  • To develop and sustain a warm and trusting relationship with the resident.

  • To promote self-esteem, happiness and emotional health of resident.

  • To encourage and support resident in expressing their needs, views and concerns.  To enable the resident to make choices and decisions to enable them to participate as fully as possible in planning and decision making.

  • To provide verbal and written reports to colleagues.

  • To carry out any administration or recording duties.

  • To attend and contribute to reviews and attend any necessary meetings.

  • To comply with policies and procedures.

Qualifications: 

  • Experience of care or support is a minimum requirement.

  • Care qualifications at SVQ level 2, SVQ Level 3 or equivalent or alternatively being committed to training for this qualification.

Annual Salary:

  • £21,350 per annum

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For copy of the job description click here. A completed Criminal Records Declaration here must accompany all applications.  For a person specification, click here. If you have any questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102. 

Deadline for applications is 3/11/21

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

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1:1 Support Worker, £19,760 

Responsible for: Resident with additional support needs.

Main Purpose:

A male resident with additional support needs requires support and supervision each day and it is considered that the post of 1:1 support worker is best for him. The resident is warm, affectionate and enjoys the company of others but requires assistance to ensure his wellbeing and needs are catered for. The resident has his own living space and also attends various workshops within our Community.

Hours of Duty:

40 hours per week in shift pattern which may include weekend and public holiday working. Applicants would need to be able to work flexible hours according to changing circumstances. You have two days off a week, working times to be arranged with house co-coordinators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You have the overall responsibility for the care and wellbeing of the resident. Specifically you are responsible for assisting the resident with daily living and personal care needs.

  • Duties would also include general involvement in a programme of care and development as laid out in his personal Care plan.

  • Responsibility for updating the care plan and risk assessments together with the House Co-ordinator.

  • Be responsible for sourcing specialist equipment, supplies specific to the resident.

  • Responsibility for the resident’s room; making it a safe and personal environment.

  • Collaborating with other workers in the house and workshops.

 

 

Person Specification as follows:

1. Post holders must be able to form and sustain a personal and active relationship with the resident.

2. Post holders must have the tolerance and tenacity required of working and making friends with someone who has profound learning disabilities.

3. Post holders must be sufficiently flexible to be able to respond to the resident’s changing needs and circumstances and take ownership of the role.

4. Experience in providing care and support to people with learning disabilities, preferably with qualifications in this area

5. Good communication and interpersonal skills

6. Willingness to work in a range of indoor and outdoor settings as dictated by the schedule of the individual

7. Willingness to work as part of a wider team providing the highest quality care and support

8. Willingness to participate in training relevant to the post

9. Already be/or become a member of the PVG and SSSC

10. Have a driving licence

 

Benefits: 

  • 7% Employer pension 

  • Over 6 weeks paid holiday per year

  • Upskilling and comprehensive training 

  • Accommodation available (subject to availability)

  • Work in a beautiful rural setting 

  • Be part of a diverse community 

  • Bike to Work Scheme

  • Wellbeing programmes

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For copy of the job description click here. A completed Criminal Records Declaration here must accompany all applications . If you have any questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102. 

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

Deadline for applications is 3/11/21

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Relief Care Workers £9.50 per hour 

Title of Post: Relief Care Worker (This is a Zero hours contract and work is on an 'as and when required' basis). This gives flexibility to work the hours that suit around existing commitments.

Purpose of Job:

To provide cover for House Co-ordinators/ Workshop Leaders and or Co-workers, during absence through holidays, training, sickness or other reason.

Responsible to: Care & Support Manager

Major Tasks (Houses):

  • Supporting Residents with any personal care needs

  • Prepare meals and share the meal with Residents and Co-workers.

  • Keep Household bedrooms and other rooms clean and tidy.

  • Administer medication.

 

Major Tasks (Workshops):

Provide transport for Residents to appointments etc.

  • Supporting the Workshop Leader with tasks/activities.

  • Supporting Residents to engage with Workshop activities.

  • Supporting Residents with any personal care needs.

  • Set up or clear away before and after activities as required by the Workshop Leader.

 

Personal Specification:

  • It is preferable that candidates have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities

  • OR You should have a SVQ or similar training in a caring-related subject

  • You should be willing to have a PVG disclosure check carried out on your behalf, as this is a legal necessity for employment within our Community.

 

Hours of Work:

This is an ‘ad hoc’ post where working hours are on an as and when required basis. Therefore, hours may differ from week to week.

Your hours of work will generally be within the following bands:

(a) Between 07:00 hrs and 9:30hrs

(b) Between 9:30 hrs and 12:30 hrs

(c) Between 14:30 hrs and 17:00 hrs

(d) 17:00 hrs and 21:00 hrs

However, you may, from time to time, be asked to help out for an entire day, or evening.

Part-time hours: 10-30 per week

Salary: £9.50 per hour

For an application form as a Word document click here. For a  copy of the job description click here.. A completed Criminal Records Declaration here must accompany all applications. If you have any questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102. 

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

 

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Support Workers - £19,760 

 

Full Time Post (40 hours) / Part -time Post (20 hours).  Shift work including weekends. 

 

Purpose of Job:

To assist in the day-to-day running of household. To support individuals with additional needs with daily living tasks.

Responsible to:

House Co-ordinators & Care & Support Manager

Major Tasks:

 

1. To be responsible for the safety and welfare of all living and working within the household.

2. To be a positive influence on and act as a role model to the volunteer co-workers living and working within the household.

3.To assist House Co-ordinators and Senior Support Workers to coordinate the daily living arrangements in the household, and to ensure that all aspects of the care provided in the household comply with the standards agreed by the Community in accordance with best professional residential care practice.

 

4. Actively engage in promoting the ethos of Corbenic, by encouraging everyone to live and work according to the Camphill philosophy and Social Pedagogy. To be present and actively participate in the annual festivals.

5. To work flexibly in a way that supports the needs of the house and organisation. Work hours will include mornings, evenings and weekend working.

6. To be responsive to the needs of the community including moving to other houses when required.

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in providing care and support to people with learning disabilities, preferably with qualifications in this area

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to work in a range of indoor and outdoor settings as dictated by the schedule of the individual

  • Willingness to work as part of a wider team providing the highest quality care and support

  • Willingness to participate in training relevant to the post

  • Willingness to work under their own initiative, taking ownership and responsibility for their role

  • A flexible and patient approach

  • Already be/or become a member of the PVG and SSSC

  • Have a driving licence and access to a car due to the rural nature of the site

 

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For copy of the job description click here . A completed Criminal Records Declaration here must accompany all applications.  If you have any questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102. 

Accommodation may be available, subject to availability. Deadline for applications is 3/11/21   

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

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 HOUSE CO-ORDINATOR, FULL TIME POST, £22,950

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Corbenic Community as a House Co-ordinator. We are looking for an individual to be responsible for the wellbeing and development of residents, the day to day running of the household, co-ordinating the house team and to take an active interest in issues regarding the whole community. ​

House Co-ordinator (Full-Time)

Salary £24,250– £27,410

 

Our Community has been a home for people with social, emotional, intellectual and learning disabilities in the heart of Scotland since 1978, providing day and residential care in beautiful surroundings near Dunkeld, Perthshire. Over the years it has developed into a community of approximately 120 people, 42 of whom are adults in need of special care. Set in 100 acres of land, Corbenic is made up of seven households and a variety of workshops. As an independent charity, we are part of the worldwide Camphill family and are dedicated to providing a holistic residential environment that meets the social, physical, emotional and economic needs of residents.

 

Vision statement

In Corbenic mutual respect and concern for the dignity of each person are actively fostered. Individuals are encouraged to contribute as much as possible to the life of the Community. Residents and Day Participants work side by side with voluntary co-workers from around the world and an experienced staff team.

 

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for the safety and welfare of all living and working in the household.

 

  • To support and supervise the voluntary Co-workers living and working in the household.

 

  • To co-ordinate the daily living arrangements in the household and to ensure that all aspects of the care provided in the household comply with the standards agreed by the Community in accordance with best professional residential care practice.

 

  • To be responsible for the management of the finances of the household and, as appropriate, to assist residents in the handling of their money.

 

  • To liaise with workshop leaders to ensure that individuals’ needs are met within their work environment.

 

  • To identify and ensure that the training needs of the voluntary co-workers are met.

 

  • To uphold and contribute to the social/therapeutic impulse, as part of the Camphill philosophy. To be present and actively participate in the annual festivals.

 

  

The ideal candidate will:

 

  • already hold SVQ 3 in Social Services & Healthcare or be willing to work towards gaining this qualification.

  • be willing to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and work to SSSC standards whilst adhering to Corbenic’s policies and procedures.  

  • become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG Group).

  • knowledge of the factors involved in providing services for adults with learning disabilities.

  • understanding of management practices applied in residential care settings. 

  • have extensive experience providing care and support to people with learning disabilities.

  • have experience leading teams, ability to work effectively within teams and to motivate others.

  • ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing have good communication with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • the ability to effectively manage the demands of a busy household with good organisational and time keeping skills.

  • have prior experience in writing reports and record keeping.

  • ability to foster the creation of a warm and caring atmosphere within a household.

  • have previous experience in supervising staff and attending reviews.

  • be willing to liaise with multidisciplinary teams.

  • have a flexible approach and ability to work shifts.

  • be patient, approachable, sensitive and decisive. 

  • be committed to taking on training relevant to the post.

  • have a full driving licence.

 

            

Closing Date for Applications is 29/10/21

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For copy of the job description click here..  For a copy of the person specification click here.   A completed Criminal Records Declaration here must accompany all applications. If you have any questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102. 

Accommodation may be available.

 

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  . 

 

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