Sunday, September 18, 2016

Employment vacancies at An Tearmann

The Bridge Community is looking for two people to lead its team in An Tearmann.

Readers of the Diary will be very familiar with the community’s coffee shop, which delivers a unique café experience to the public, because it is a direct interface between customers and several members with special needs from The Bridge Camphill Community. It provides a meaningful and harmonious work environment for people with intellectual disabilities.

The ideal candidates will have hands-on front of house experience in a busy café or deli environment, with a passion for hospitality. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, a dynamic personality, be customer focused and have confidence in dealing with the public.

Experience or an aptitude to work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues is equally important. The ability to support people and positively manage behaviours that challenge in the context of a busy coffee shop is essential — it is a key part of our ethos to be aware of and accommodate the needs of others.

Both positions are for a 5-day working week of 33 hours, including Saturdays. Hourly rate will start from €13, depending on experience.

Please direct all enquiries to Ben Gamble at 045-481597.

Applications will only be accepted by email to with letter of application and CV attached. Camphill is an equal opportunity employer. All positions will be subject to Garda Vetting.

Closing Date for applications will be noon on Monday 3 October 2016. Candidates shortlisted for interview will receive notification by 5 October for interviews being held between 7-12 October.

A full job description is available here.