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Trustee

Position Type: Volunteer

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

Vacancy: Volunteer Trustees

Camphill School Aberdeen (CSA) are seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Trustees.

CSA provides a vibrant community supporting children and young people - many with additional support needs - to reach their fullest potential. We are part of the world-wide Camphill movement, founded over 80 years ago, here in Aberdeen.  

Keen to continue this strong and enduring legacy we are seeking to recruit new members to join the Charity’s Board of Trustees. New Trustees would join the Board at an exciting time when our “Building Futures, Transforming Lives” campaign is progressing with new developments to expand our residential and workshop capabilities together with our new Social Enterprise – “Murtle Market”. 

About the Role

Trustees are appointed to the Charity on a voluntary basis as non-executive Directors of Camphill School Aberdeen.  The main function of the Board is to ensure sound governance and contribute to the shaping of the strategic development of the charity. All day-to-day activities are managed by the Executive Director and the Senior Management Team.  As a board member you would be expected to attend regular Board meetings which are held every two months plus an annual review meeting.  A full induction and training pack is provided to new trustees.

Applicants

Applicants should have a strong commitment to the work of CSA, along with skills and life-experience which could complement the diverse mix of talents within the wider Board. While not essential, we welcome applications from individuals who bring skills/experience in:

  • Education and Social Care
  • Corporate Governance
  • Marketing and PR

What trustees get back

Being a Trustee of CSA will provide you with an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of talented children, young people and their families.

You will experience the unique campus environment of this world class provider located in the beautiful Deeside valley.

You will play an important role in the strategic development of CSA.

You may challenge yourself, by applying your skills in a different environment.

You have the opportunity to learn from other trustees and gain new insights from seeing how others respond to situations and make decisions.

Many companies and organisations actively encourage volunteering to charities such as CSA for continuous professional development (CPD) and this is a great opportunity.

Further Information and Applications                                                                                                                    

For further information about CSA and current trustees please visit our website, www.camphillschools.org.uk 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact me by email. If you would like to apply, please email a copy of your CV.

 s.johnston@crss.org.uk

Thank you for your interest.

Stephen Johnston

Chair of CSA Board of Trustees

ASN Day Services Assistant

Position Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

At Camphill School Aberdeen, we currently have an opportunity for a caring and enthusiastic Day Services Assistant to join our Day Services team.

In this position, your primary task will be to assist in the provision of a safe and meaningful learning environment both individually and as part of a team, to help young people achieve their potential by strengthening areas where they can develop.

Prior experience is required.

If you would like more information about the role, please see the job description or to apply click the box below.

Virtual tour of Murtle Estate - Day Services. 

 

Waking Night Attendant

Position Type: Full-Time

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

At Camphill School Aberdeen, we currently have exciting opportunities for an enthusiastic Waking Night Attendant to join us in one of our residential houses, as we grow and adapt to the increasing need for the care, education and support we provide. Whilst retaining many of the traditional Camphill values and ethos, we are vibrant and forward thinking with opportunities for development and career progression.

Camphill School Aberdeen works to create a community where children and adults feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth. A place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.

Do you have:                                                                                                                                                                            

  • Relevant experience of working with children and young adults with additional support needs in a night attendant role
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • A relevant qualification, or the willingness to achieve one
  • A clear PVG/Criminal Record Check

SSSC Registration (or other recognised professional body), or the commitment to achieve this

 

If you would like more information about the role, please see the job description or to apply click the box below

Additional Support Needs (ASN) Worker

Position Type: Full Time - Shift Work involved

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

At Camphill School Aberdeen, we currently have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic Additional Support Needs workers to join us in our residential houses, as we grow and adapt to the increasing need for the care, education and support we provide. Whilst retaining many of the traditional Camphill values and ethos, we are vibrant and forward thinking with opportunities for development and career progression.

Camphill School Aberdeen works to create a community where children and adults feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth. A place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.

Do you have:

  • Relevant experience of working with children and young adults with additional support needs
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • A relevant qualification, or the willingness to achieve one
  • A clear PVG/Criminal Record Check
  • SSSC Registration (or other recognised professional body), or the commitment to achieve this

This post will involve shift work.

If you would like more information about the role, please see the job description or to apply click the box below.

Classroom Assistant

Position Type: Starting Salary (£12.80 per hour, 34.5 hours per week, term time only)

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

We currently have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic classroom assistants to join us as we grow and adapt to the increasing need for the care, education and support we provide. Whilst retaining many of the Camphill values and ethos, we are vibrant and forward thinking with opportunities for development and career progression.

Do you have:

Relevant experience of working with children and young adults with additional support needs

The ability to work as part of a team

Good communication skills

A relevant qualification, or the willingness to achieve one

A clear PVG/Criminal Record Check

 

If you would like more information about the role, please see the job description or to apply click the box below

 

BSS Trainer

Position Type: Training

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

BSS Training Instructor

Full Time (approximately 30 hours per week) or Part Time, alongside your current role (3 days current role, 2 days trainer)

 

About the Role:

Camphill School Aberdeen are currently looking for BSS Trainers to assist with the BSS Training of our staff and volunteers.

This role will include providing the 3-day BSS Training alongside another instructor, completion of all paperwork involved and practice sessions in the Houses with staff and volunteers.

To become a BSS Trainer, you will need to undertake a 4-day BSS Trainer course, followed by an assessment. You will also be required to re-certify your BSS Instructor certificate annually on a 1-day recertification course.

 

Applicants:

Applicants must have, or be willing to achieve, the following to be considered for the role:

 

  • 2 years continuously employed in a support / care / teaching role.

 

  • Experience of working with a variety of service users and people who challenge services.

 

  • Professional Qualification with up-to-date registration. (SVQ in Health and Social Care, Social Work Qualification, Nursing Qualification, Teaching or Education based Qualification).

 

  • Up to Date 3-day BSS Training.

 

  • Up to Date First Aid Training.

 

  • Up to Date Manual Handling Training.

 

  • Train the Trainer Training (this can be provided).

 

Application:

If you are interested in this role, please contact Donna McKessick (d.mckessick@crss.org.uk).

Senior Day Services Assistant (Garden)

Position Type: Full-time ( som occasional weekend work)

Closing Date: 30-04-2024

At Camphill School Aberdeen, we currently have an opportunity for a caring and enthusiastic Senior Day Services Assistant to join our garden-based Learning for Life Day services team.

In this position, your primary task will be to assist the Garden Team in planning and implementing individualised garden workshop jobs and activities, enabling young people to connect with nature, develop practical skills, work towards internal learning qualifications and build confidence.

Prior experience is required.

If you would like more information about the role, please see the job description or to apply click the box below.

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