Beannachar is a Life-Sharing Community offering a therapeutic and supportive environment for young adults with learning support needs. As part of the worldwide Camphill Movement that has over 80 years' experience creating communities offering education, care and therapy to children and young people with additional support needs. Beannachar is one of six vibrant Camphill communities in and around Aberdeen, offering unique living and working opportunities for a fulfilling life.
With a distinctive staffing structure that promotes an inclusive ‘life sharing’ approach to supporting our students with additional support needs. There is an option for onsite accommodation for employed staff which is available from time to time. In addition, around 20 international volunteers join the community for up to a year life sharing alongside students in our residential houses. There is a strong sense of ‘community’ for everyone associated with Beannachar – students, staff and volunteers that makes it so special.
If you’re interested in working or volunteering for us, we would love to hear from you.
The Laundry Workshop is a pleasant workspace fitted with commercial washing and drying machines, folding area, pressing machine and drying room. The Laundry workshop had a dual purpose. It functions as an essential laundry service for the community AND as a workshop offering training opportunities for our students.. It processes approximately 12 residential students’ personal laundry and linens from four residential homes Beannachar. The Laundry handles a wide range of garments and functions, including clothing, bedding, soft furnishing covers, sports kits, catering items and curtains.
This is a senior role, and the post holder will be a member of the extended management team, working closely with the executive director and the senior leadership team of the Residential Services Manager and the Day Service Manager to ensure the sound financial management of Beannachar Camphill Community. To apply for this role, please provide your CV and tailored cover letter outlining your suitability. For an informal chat about this role, please send an email to Jeannie.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Assistant House Coordinator deputises in the absence of the House Coordinator.
The postholder will lead shifts ensuring the delivery of quality care to resident students in the house. They will also offer reflective supervision to team leaders, other staff, co-workers and volunteers.
The post holder is expected to develop, manage, monitor and report on progress made in Personal Support Plans, for a designated number of students.
Salary for 40 hour week: £24,252 (£466 per week)
Deadline for applications 16th February
Team Leaders are integral to a well-performing senior team. They will lead shifts and will do so, ensuring that all of the quality standards associated with the house are met.
This is a key role as it provides the opportunity to work directly with students and to train and develop staff/volunteers at the same time. TL’s are expected to be role models for other members of the team, in providing best quality care practice. TLs will also contribute to the student’s Personal Support Plans. The TL will be the key worker for a number of designated students
TLs will supervise a designated number of team members.
Salary (40 hour week): £22,256 (£428 per week)
Deadline for applications 16th February
Support workers work directly with people with special needs; providing personal care and developmental support, as needed, by each individual student both in the houses and sometimes in the workshops. A shift pattern is worked. We would be pleased to receive applications from those wanting full-time or part-time work flexible working. Applications welcome from people new to social care work. Full training provided.
Salary (40 hour week): £20,841 (£400 per week)
(Social Work) University student placements at Beannachar
Beannachar supports the work experience needs of university students by providing practical placements which contribute to their personal and professional development. Beannachar can offer a unique practice placement (practical university semesters) and is looking for university students who are enthusiastic, resourceful, and responsible learner/ practictioners. Many students have successfully completed practical placements at Beannachar, and we welcome UK and International students from a range of disciplines. These placements are as per the Voluntary Co-worker placements, and applications are handled accordingly.
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