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.​

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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.. If you have and 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 an application form as a writeable PDF, click here and for copy of the job description click here.. If you have and 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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WAKING NIGHTS – SUPPORT WORKER £22,230

Full time post (45 hours/week)  5x9 hour shifts , 10pm to 7am.  

      

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 has 42 adults with learning disabilities, volunteers and employees. Within the Community there are 7 households which home between 5- 10 adults with learning disabilities supported by teams of House Co-ordinators, Assistant House Co-ordinators, Support staff and volunteer co-workers.  We have a variety of Therapeutic Workshops such as bakery, craft, pottery, woodwork, gardening, estate work, and a farm.

 

Purpose of the Job: To provide high quality care specifically to residents with learning disabilities during the nighttime.

 

Responsible to:    

House Co-ordinators and the Care & 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 handover report from the day staff and to present a report of the night to the day staff on shift, alerting the day staff to any changes or concerns

 

Person Specification:

 

 

  • Experience in the field of disability and/or care work preferably with individuals who have learning disabilities.

 

  • It is essential that you have good communication skills and the ability to provide care in a respectful and appropriate manner whilst also maintaining and upholding the resident’s dignity.

 

  • That you are motivated and confident to work alone, and 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.

 

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

 

  • Willingness to participate in training relevant to the post including appropriate SVQ qualification.

 

  • Ability to provide good written and verbal reports and updates.

 

  • Have or be willing to gain SSSC and PVG membership.

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For an application form as a writeable PDF, click here and for copy of the job description click here.. If you have and questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102.   Interviews will be held online using MS Teams. 

Accommodation may be available. 

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected] 

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ASSISTANT HOUSE CO-ORDINATOR, FULL TIME POST, £22,500 

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

Full time post , 40 hours per week, 8 hour shifts.  

Purpose of Job:                 a) to be responsible for the wellbeing and development of residents and the day to day running of a household.

                                           b) To take an active interest in issues regarding the whole community.

 

Responsible to:                 House Co-ordinator

 

Responsible for:               Residents, Voluntary co-workers and Senior support workers & support workers.

Major Tasks:

 

  • 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 as delegated by the House Co-ordinator.

  • To assist with co-ordinating 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 support with the management of the finances of the household and, as appropriate, to assist residents in the handling of their money.

  • To support with the induction process for volunteers.

  • 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.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will:

 

  •  hold SVQ 3 in Social Services & Healthcare or be willing to work towards 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).

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

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

  • have experience co-ordinating teams, ability to work effectively within teams and to motivate others.

  • be able to work under the direction of the House Co-ordinator

  • 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.

  • 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.

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For an application form as a writeable PDF, click here and for copy of the job description click here.. If you have and questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102. 

Accommodation may be available. 

 

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  by 12th May   In the event of a high volume of applications, the closing date may be brought forward.

 

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SHOP CO-ORDINATOR  - Full-time, Temporary £22,800 a year

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Corbenic team as a Shop Co-ordinator. The Corbenic Shop is located in a prime location in the centre of Dunkeld, attracting locals who pop in regularly and tourists who visit to pick up gifts from our expanding and everchanging range of products.

With more products arriving from Camphill Communities far and wide, new items created in the Corbenic Community, art works and craft products from local artists, organic & package-free food and cleaning products.

Title of Post: Shop Co-ordinator (Temporary)

Purpose of Job: The Shop Co-ordinator will have the responsibility for the day to day running of the Corbenic Shop.

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday (9am - 5pm)

Responsible to: Finance Manager

Responsible for: Development & day to day running of The Corbenic Shop. The post-holder has no line-management responsibility.

Major Tasks:

1. To manage the finances of the Shop as well as stock, budget and all income. To establish an effective system for reordering stock and recording sales. To establish an effective system for management of cash sales.

2. To maintain good levels of stock. This should be varied and of a quality that reflects the values and ethos of The Corbenic Community.

3. To ensure stock rotation and a ‘fresh’ feel to the shop, adjusting displays and layout regularly.

4. To prepare promotional materials and promotional displays where necessary.

5. To promote good customer relations by providing a courteous and effective service.

6. To answer customer enquiries and provide relevant information on stock and be prepared to clearly communicate the vision and ethos of Corbenic

7. To share responsibility for the Safety and welfare of all working in the shop.

8. To be available to work weekends when required.

9. Any other reasonable duties as assigned.

For an application form as a Word document click here.  For an application form as a writeable PDF, click here and for copy of the job description click  here If you have and questions, please contact  Emma on 01350 723 206 Extn 102.

We have accommodation on site for employees. Please get in touch for more information.

Completed applications to be emailed to [email protected]  

Application deadline: 02/07/2021   

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Care and Support Manager- £40,000 a year - Full-time, Permanent

Corbenic Camphill Community is home for people with social, emotional, intellectual and learning disabilities. In the beautiful surroundings of rural Perthshire, Corbenic provides residential and day-care services. While an independent charity, Corbenic is also part of the International Camphill Movement for social renewal through community living.

The environment at Corbenic is special and you can feel that when you arrive. It is a genuine and intentional community where staff are enabled to deliver their roles and residents live in peace and harmony. Corbenic is designed to meet the social, physical, emotional and economic needs of residents - supporting them to live independently while providing access to a wide range of care and support within a community environment. Corbenic provides a variety of workshops including a farm, bakery, gardens, estates, woodwork and crafts that all help provide a sense of purpose, responsibility and dignity.

Fundamental to the future success of Corbenic is the relationships between the staff and residents. Staff are encouraged to bond with residents, families, social workers and other key stakeholders, and become visible and well known within the community.

The Care and Support Manager will work in partnership with colleagues across the senior leadership team to manage a vibrant community that reflects the Camphill culture and ethos. They will be responsible for the operational overview and management for the provision of care and support within the residential and day services and ensuring consistent regulatory compliance.

Corbenic requires the Care and Support Manager to have a successful track record of operating at a senior level and a minimum of 5 years in management and experience providing formal supervision. To apply for this role, you must have the SVQ Care Sector Leadership and Management Award (Level 10). Anyone applying must be able to evidence a willingness to be directly involved in service provision as this role will involve operational management and service delivery. Alongside this, developed knowledge and understanding of social care and associated legislation with direct experience of the Care Inspectorate is required. The Care and Support Manager must have specific experience working in residential care as well as experience across a range of other care settings and bring a calm, composed and supportive management style with authentic authority. To be effective in this role, you must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written across different media) across stakeholder groups, highly organised with the ability to prioritise a demanding workload effectively and adaptive in approach and sensitive, empathetic, supportive and decisive.


How To Apply

Please contact Bruce Tait Associates  to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 2nd July

Interview Date: Friday 9th July

This search is being conducted exclusively for Corbenic Camphill Community by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

Application deadline: 02/07/2021