CAMPHILL COMMUNITY OF IRELAND
A Social Care Manager (Person in Charge) is required to fill this
full-time post. To fill this post, you will need a strong management
and leadership background, experience of working with people with
intellectual disability offering person centered 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 fulltime salaried
position which will average around **Apply on the website** 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, for adults with support needs.
Camphill is an organisation with a strong voluntary ethos and includes
many voluntary and vocational coworkers some of whom also live in the
PURPOSE OF POST
To uphold Camphill Community of Ireland ethos and values in the role
of principle person responsible for the day to day management of the
Community. Ensuring the Community provides residential and
person-centered support where individuals supported by the Community
enjoy an environment that is safe and provides an excellent quality of
life where individuals achieve their ambitions.
Working with staff and coworkers to develop and plan all aspects of
the service that promote quality for both services users and coworkers
meeting Health Information & Quality Authority standards.
Providing leadership to the Community and line management to those
working within the Community.
Ensuring the Community operates effectively and sustainably, building
on Camphill’s ethos to offer an inspiring model of social enterprise
and community building involving adults with support needs.
_GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP_
* Report regularly to the national Senior Management Team (SMT) on
the functioning of, and developments, within the Community.
* Provide strategic advice and guidance to the SMT and Regional
Manager in respect of the Community’s business.
* Provide leadership to the Community and line management to those
working within the management group ensuring they have the skills,
knowledge, resources and motivation to fulfill their responsibilities
and are able to similarly manage and support members of their work
* Direct and control the work and resources of the Community
collaboratively in accordance with the business plan and agreed
policies and procedures of the Community.
* Ensure the Community maintains excellent working relationships
with the HSE and the requirements of its Service Agreement. That it
complies with HIQA standards and reporting requirements. That it
demonstrates continuous Improvement through review and audit.
* Be accountable for the overall provision of service, work
collaboratively and ensure all staff are fully supported to carry out
their responsibilities, inclusive of a Designated Centre, Supported
Living Accommodation and a Day Service.
* To ensure that ‘no tolerance’ to abuse is the prevailing
culture underpinning service and supports to people.
* Ensure the highest quality service is delivered in a way that is
aligned to Camphill’s ethos and values ensuring the Community has
appropriate and up to date policies and procedures in place to meet
* Effectively manage change; develop, implement and review business
plans annually following consultation with coworkers, and residents.
* Ensure there is effective record-keeping, monitoring, reviewing
and reporting in order to support the effective and orderly
functioning of the Community and fulfill the reporting requirements of
funders, regulators, and the SMT.
* Have overall responsibility for the management of risk throughout
the Community ensuring health and safety standards are met at all
times. Ensure the Community provides a safe, secure, and good quality
of life for those living and supported by the Community.
* Ensure the Community investigates and respond to complaints,
including adult and child protection concerns, in line with
organizational policies and procedures.
* Ensure a high quality of life for individuals in the community,
clarity of goals and aims through good quality assessments, person
centered (personal) plans, health promotion, reviews, support plans
(care plans) and personal risk assessments as appropriate.
* Enable and support residents to have choice and control in their
lives, develop citizenship and maintain relationships with friends and
families including accessing advocates and other professional support
as maybe appropriate.
* Have an excellent knowledge of the registered care and Supporting
* Work collaboratively with other community organizations,
innovation programmes and national initiatives to provide new
opportunities to people supported in day and residential settings.
* Ensure there is clear communication with all staff and there are
appropriate and effective systems in place for engagement and
consultation within the Community.
* Ensure the staffing levels and skills mix meet the dependency
needs of residents and other persons supported and ensure staff
rosters are in place.
* To identify and address training needs within the community.
* Take part in the on-call system and provide cover when required.
* Review staffing levels and skills mix regularly and change them as
and when necessary to meet the assessed needs of each particular
* Ensure staffing levels are driven primarily by the need to achieve
optimal health and quality of life outcomes for residents.
* Ensure recruitment and management of staff and co-workers is in
line with legislative and good practice requirements and follows
policy and procedure.
* Ensure all staff receive regular supervision and annual appraisal.
* Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
* Responsibility for preparation and agreement of the annual budget
ensuring budgetary targets are met, revenue flows maximised and costs
* Work with the Finance Department in developing annual budgets that
support operating plans.
* Prudently manage the organisation's resources within budget
guidelines according to relevant polices and current laws and
* Support the on-going financial viability of the Community through
annual review of business strategy, reflecting the different elements
of service provision – Day, Supported Living, Designated
Residential, New Directions and other.
* Ensure appropriate accounting procedures are in place for
management of resident’s accounts and personal monies in keeping
with their capacity and personal arrangements. Ensure effective
safeguards are in place in respect of resident’s personal finances.
_RESIDENTS AND OTHERS WHO ACCESS SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY_
* To ensure work and engage with residents to shape and develop
support that first and foremost meets and responds to their needs and
* To work within an intentional living approach that fosters
citizenship, access to advocacy and the pursuit of personal
fulfillment for people supported.
_PARTNERSHIP WORKING AND NETWORKING_
* Develop appropriate relationships with the HSE, external partners
and other agencies to promote collaboration, generate opportunities
and support the future plans and possibilities for the Community.
* Provide required returns and business information to CCoI and
other partner agencies, including HIQA and HSE, in a timely manner.
* Work closely with your colleagues nationally to share learning,
develop material and maintain the spirit of Camphill.
* Work and share with national Camphill communities to identify the
key issues and learning that assist in development of CCoI.
* To serve as the primary spokesperson and representative for the
local Camphill Community.
* To be aware of the legal and regulatory duties and be fully
familiar with Camphill’s policy and procedure relating to this area
of work ensuring that all duties and responsibilities are discharged
in accordance with them.
* To attend meetings and training as required improving service
delivery and further professional development.
* To support and promote best practice in record keeping throughout
Camphill in line with Data Protection guidelines and legislation.
* To carry out other duties consistent with the post as may be
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
* A minimum of a Level 7 on the QQI Framework – BA in Social Care
Studies, Social Care Management or equivalent relevant qualification
in Health or Social Care.
* Post graduate qualification ideally in Social Care Management or
* At least 3 years of senior management experience at a similar
level of responsibility including demonstrative experience strategic
* At least 5 years’ experience in the health/social care or
DETAILS OF THE ROLE:
Salary Scale: Depending on Experience
Location: Kyle Camphill Community, Coolagh, Co Kilkenny, R**Apply on
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Contract: Permanent - Fulltime **Apply on the website** hours
Closing date: 5pm Tuesday **Apply on the website**th April **Apply on
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