Day Service Co-Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,076 – £19,656
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th April 2019

  • Advertised from 15th April 2019
  • Full time (37.5 hours Monday to Friday) Part-time , 2 or 3 days


Are you interested in working in a creative, friendly community set in a beautiful physical environment? Tiphereth is a Camphill community on the edge of the Pentland hills in the

Colinton area of Edinburgh. Our day service is currently recruiting for Full-Time staff with skills and interests in gardening or woodwork or craft work, and have experience of supporting people. Working in a person-centred way, Co-Workers support adults with learning disabilities to develop practical and social skills in different work environments. The focus of the role is on realising and nurturing the potential skills of each individual, whilst making the work enjoyable for our members.We also support our members to work in our social enterprise producing and delivering compost and firewood.

We offer:

  • 36 days leave, 31 fixed and 5 flexible; increasing every 2 years to 40 days after 8 years service
  • Monday to Friday hours, 8.55am to 4pm, 5pm on two days.
  • 5% employers pension contribution
  • Continuous professional development opportunities including 4 staff training days per year
  • Opportunity to contribute to a developing service and learn and develop creative skills
  • Beautiful, outdoor based work setting on the edge of the Pentland Hills
  • Weekly staff meetings, and monthly taskforce and Camphill cultural groups
  • Opportunity to keywork, develop plans and take part in reviews
  • Opportunity to belong to a Camphill community which has 3 residential houses, 10 supported living tenancies, and social enterprises alongside the day service.

We invite applications from people who:

  • Share our belief in the uniqueness of each person; the value of meaningful work; shared lives in community and working professionally.
  • Can uphold our working model based on social pedagogy and social therapy
  • Have experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism
  • Have a positive and respectful approach in their interactions with people
  • Can work well in a team
  • Are good listeners, communicate clearly, and think creatively.
  • Have some interest, skill or experience in at least one of our work areas

Application notes

To apply please complete an application form ( CV’s not accepted) available on our website and return to by 9am, 29th April.

We are also recruiting Relief Co-Workers (£9.00 per hour)