Apprenticeships - January 2015

by:  Jacaranda Recruitment / Working in UK & Ireland

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  Exciting internship opportunities for students of Social Pedagogy/Social Work/Pedagogy or other Social Care starting from January 2015


Role: Co-worker

January 2015 start - working with children or adults with learning disabilities


Location: Northern Ireland  - 10 minute drive from Belfast


Interviews: Via telephone (no need to fly over for interview beforehand)


Benefits: £100 pocket money per month paid in cash at the beginning of the month, free accommodation (includes own room and shared bathroom) and food provided. 30 days annual leave/holiday if you are doing a full 12 month placement. Use of internet with no charge. Possibility of hosting guests based on approval of house manager.


Costs: £150 placement fee + VAT 20% (one off payment of administrative costs payable when placement has been confirmed)


Starting date: January 2015


Duration of internship: 12 months for August start, 6 months + for January start

*Volunteers staying for more than 6 months are entitled to register with the National Health Service and get free medical, optical and dental treatment.  Anyone staying less than 6 months will need to maintain their own insurance and the organisation will not pay those contributions.*

Note: It is an unpaid internship; pocket money is provided, accommodation and food costs are covered. 30 days annual leave/holiday if you are doing a full 12 month placement.


About the Organisation/Community 

The organisation is part of an international charitable trust working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs. Around 200 people live and work in the community, which includes woods, fields, parklands and backs on to the water! There are 19 houses, a school and workshops, with a farm at its heart.

The community is based on the anthroposophical philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.


Co-Worker Profile

Tasks include amongst others waking the children/adults, preparing breakfast/lunch and supper, household chores, assisting in class, organizing and executing leisure time activities like festivals. You would be living in the community alongside the service users offering an ongoing support. Your room could very likely be next door to the children or adults. It would be your responsibility to listen for them in the night.


All the cooking, cleaning and household tasks of the House are shared by everyone. The children are in a learning situation and according to their abilities depend upon your active example. A timetable, or rota, is drawn up by the house community to cover all these needs.


Contact for more information. Please quote VR/00928 in all correspondence.

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