Camphill Village Minnesota(CVM) is home to about 50 community members including adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. In this community, people live and work together on a farm and 525 acres of organically nourished land. CVM is a non-profit organization and part of a worldwide movement. Our community is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual, regardless of limitations, is an independent, spiritual being. Each person is part of the fabric of our Community experience and is worthy of recognition, respect and honor.
Every person that lives in the community contributes by working on the land, in work places, in the family-style homes and by caring for others. All skills can be appreciated and useful. Direct Support Providers, or “Coworkers” come to the village from all over the world as single people, couples, and families with children.
The work life offers meaningful activities for all members and focuses around practical skill building, self-expression, and sustaining the village. Our current work includes gardening organically, biodynamic farming, cooking, baking, preserving our harvest in a commercial kitchen, doing arts, ceramics, basic land care, cleaning, woodworking, weaving, administrative work, and caring for the homes. What interests would you like to bring to the table?
Each home includes three or four Coworkers and three or four adults who have a developmental or intellectual disability. Each house community functions as a family and contributes to the social, spiritual, and work life of the village. Four days per week Coworkers lead one of the many workplaces for two 2.5hr shifts and are active in the home life. Coworkers are responsible for the well-being of those they live and work with. This could include:
-Cleaning common spaces
-Joining housemates in social outings
-Participating in house meetings
-Household and personal bookkeeping/accounting
-Taking others to appointments
-Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
-High School Diploma or equivalent required
-Direct care experience preferred
-Valid Driver’s License
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability to lift 30 lbs
-Ability to perform well in environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness
-Willingness to learn
-Must be able to pass a background check