Streets Ahead (Borders)
Streets Ahead (Borders)

Charity registered in Scotland SC015215

Streets Ahead is a voluntary organisation offering support to adults and young people with a learning disability in the Borders.


Current vacancies

Neighbourhood Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 18th May 2021

We provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, dementia and mental health issues, both at home and in the community.

We’re recruiting Neighbourhood Workers in Duns, Berwickshire, and in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders and our main priority for this role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that match our own!

As an equal opportunity employer we are fully committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in which all employees and job applicants are treated equally. We are an accredited Disability Confident organisation and we encourage applications from all members of the community.

About the role:

You will:

  • Provide support to individual people in any task associated with living as independently as possible within their own home and in as integrated a way as possible within their own neighbourhoods and communities.
  • Assist the people we support to achieve a level of personal growth and development consistent with their ages and abilities.
  • Provide guidance and practical help in basic self-help and home-making tasks, e.g. assisting with budgeting, cooking and cleaning
  • Assist with personal hygiene, mobility and physical comfort, whilst promoting self-esteem and, where possible, independence.
  • Take an interest in and, where appropriate, share in the hobbies, interests and activities of individuals and encourage them to make full use of and enjoy a wide range of local facilities.
  • Help to create a home life which produces feelings of security, privacy, responsibility and self-worth.

You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications. You do need to have a positive attitude towards people with a disability and an ability to work with others in a positive and honest manner, along with a good sense of humour. We’ll provide full training and ongoing support to enable you to have a rewarding career, plus the opportunity to gain an SVQ Level 2 qualification.

Full-time or part-time posts are available. Applicants should be flexible in their approach to hours of work, as staff are required to work a range of shifts including regular weekends and sleepovers. A valid driving licence would be desirable although not essential.

You’ll be expected to apply for and maintain your registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and to ensure that your values and behaviours comply with the SSSC code of conduct.

Any offer of employment will be conditional on a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check and two satisfactory references.

Benefits:

Flexible working hours

Opportunity to gain SVQ Level 2

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