Would you like to spend time with an international group of young people within a vibrant community, helping adults with special needs?
Co-workers live and work alongside residents at Camphill Blair Drummond, providing care, support and friendship. Many co-workers come from abroad to live at Camphill Blair Drummond for a set amount of time, usually six months to one year. Co-workers become fully involved in the Camphill Blair Drummond community and way of life in a practical, social and cultural way.
A co-worker’s day can be long yet fulfilling, and bring its own rewards in terms of satisfaction, friendships and fun. Time off can be enjoyed in the local area or exploring the huge range of possibilities Scotland has to offer. Read more about the Stirling area here. Many find the experience life-changing.
Where do Co-workers live?
As a co-worker, your room could be in the house with the residents you support or possibly in another house, depending on room availability. All the cooking, cleaning and household tasks are shared by everyone on a rota basis. The residents you support will look to you for support and guidance in line with their needs and abilities. As such you will have an important role in developing supportive friendships and enabling residents to realise their potential.
What can I expect when I arrive at Camphill Blair Drummond?
Our co-workers generally arrive in June and July and receive an initial Induction Course to become familiar with expectations, policies and procedures. On passing the Induction course, co-workers can start our Foundation course where work in the houses and workshops is assessed on an on-going basis. A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.
How long do co-workers stay?
We are interested essentially in having people join Camphill Blair Drummond who can commit themselves for a period of six months to one year. This is necessary not only for the residents’ sense of security, stability and potential progress, but also because you will need time to settle into the way of life at Camphill Blair Drummond.
What skills and experience do I need?
While there are no specific skills or experience required, you should have a good work ethic, a genuine interest in people, a caring nature, tolerance, patience, sensitivity and a great sense of fun. It is important that you have an adequate command of the English language to ensure good communication with the residents; however, English lessons are provided during your stay with us if required.
Living at Camphill Blair Drummond is an excellent way to improve your English speaking skills. The central location is ideal for exploring Scotland and the Stirling area on your days off. To find out more about a co-worker’s day or general information on co-working, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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