We are looking for 2 new staff members.
How to apply for a job as living staff (responsible) in Estia.
Who can apply?
We encourage everyone to apply, regardless of nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnic background or special needs.
The only criteria that matter is your willingness to dedicate yourself to the job and to become a giving member of our community.
There are, however, some preconditions and processes for becoming accepted as a responsible.
Experiencing Estia - volunteering
Before applying for a job as a member of the staff living in Estia, you first have to come as a volunteer for a minimum of one month. So , if you haven’t been to the Estia before, the first thing we will ask you is to come and visit us as a volunteer.
This is to give both you and us a chance to meet, talk, work and live together for a short time before committing to starting a trial & training period.
Getting to know Estia - Trial and training period
Committing to a community is a big decision, both for the community and the new person entering into the community. There are many new things to learn and many things to think about, before deciding to share life and responsibilities.
To give space to this all new members of the staff of Estia goes through a trial & training period of six months.
To read about the details see ‘Trial & Training Period – purpose, rights and responsibilities’.
What are we looking for?
Before you apply you should carefully think about the ‘Necessary motivation and skills and preferred experience’ and think about how you fit with these. To be accepted you do not need to fulfill all of them, but the more the better, and the abilities/experiences you miss we will expect you take active part in learning/achieving.
Motivation to work and live with people with special needs.
Motivation to live in a community.
Motivation to take part in the decision making and long term responsibility of the community.
Motivation to settle down in Estia and make it your home.
Drivers license (we live in the countryside and can go very few places without a car)
Greek language – ability to speak, read and understand Greek (our residents and their relatives are all Greek, so are the public institutions that we communicate with.)
English language – ability to speak, read and understand English. (We are a community with staff and volunteers from many different countries and the common language is English)
Experience in working with disabled people or other similar kinds of social work.
Experience with work in pottery/garden/maintenance or other crafts (
Experience in living or working in community.
Experience in participating in decision making.
Other valuable skills and experiences that we are looking for:
Experience and interest in gardening / maintaining / pottery work / jewelry work/teaching / cooking / economy / building / music / physical education / nursing / physiotherapy / administration / fundraising / organizing / other crafts or skills that can be used to develop our community or as an activity with our people.
Application language: English or Greek
In your application we expect you to include the following:
1) Which position are you applying for (in case there are more open at the same time)
2) When would you be able to start the trial-training period (or if you have not yet been in Estia, when would you be able to come as a visitor.)
3) CV (what have you worked with/studied/learned or in other ways experienced in your life)
4) Skills and experience (please write in detail about which of the skills and experiences you fulfill, and how you think you could learn or achieve the ones you don’t.)
5) Motivation letter (why would you like to come and live and work with us, and in what way do you think you could help us as a community.)
6) References (written by former employers/coworkers and contact information for these)
7) Contact information
Where to send the application
Please send your application to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. (please write APPLICATION – RESPONSIBLE in the head of you mail)
We will read it and get back to you as soon as we can.