Work at Corbenic

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

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.

As an employer we are committed to the Scottish Living Wage

Relief Care Workers £10.10 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]

 

​Support Workers - £21,008 

 

 

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 26/01/22   

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

Title of Post:   Relief Waking Night Support Worker £10.10 per hour

 

Purpose of Job:          To provide high quality care specifically to residents with learning disabilities and ASN during the night-time. 

 

Responsible to:          The House Co-ordinator and Care and Support Management Team

 

 

Major Tasks:

 

  • To provide care through the night, checking residents at regular intervals according to their care plan.

  • To respond promptly to call for assistance while respecting at all times, the privacy, dignity and choice of the residents.

  • To write the accurate, clear and timely entries in the night record for each resident.

  • To receive the evening report from the day staff and to present a report to the morning staff, alerting the day staff to any changes or concerns.

  • To support the smooth running of the house by assisting with additional tasks when required and as directed by the line manager.

The successful candidate will have:

 

  • Preferably have experience in the social care sector – ideally providing to adults with learning disabilities

  •  Relevant qualifications such as SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent are highly desirable.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to provide care in respectful and appropriate manner whilst also maintaining and upholding the resident’s dignity. 

  • A compassionate and caring nature, ability to show empathy and patience for residents; yet also able to be firm and confident in setting boundaries for appropriate behaviour.

  • That you are motivated and confident to work alone, and still be able to recognise when to summon help. 

  • That you are committed to establishing a relationship with the residents whereby you can inspire the resident’s trust and respect in you thereby creating the foundation to manage any challenging behaviour.

  • Willing to take the initiative, be flexible, co-operative, approachable and open to and learning.  

  • Willingness to work as part of a wider team, following instruction from the line manager 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.

 

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

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

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