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

Trustee/Director

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 30th June 2022

Streets Ahead was founded 35 years ago at a time when people in long term institutional care were being resettled to live in the community. Streets Ahead is a Registered Charity. We have a very strong value base – we strive to be trusted, accountable, empowering, inclusive, and progressive. Streets Ahead (Borders) is looking to recruit to 4 Trustee/Director appointments for the Board of Directors. We are seeking volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds to join the charitable organisation, as a Trustee, to help make a difference to people across Scottish Borders. Applicants should be able to give a commitment to Streets Ahead, have integrity, good independent judgement, an ability to think creatively, an ability to work effectively as a team member. As a Trustee/Director, you will have the chance to influence strategy and directly support this organisation's workforce, which provides care and support to people, who because of their learning disability, mental health, dementia, or ill-health require care and support in their daily lives. We offer a range of support, guidance, and practical help. We also offer support to their families. You will serve on the governing body of the charity and be instrumental, alongside your fellow Trustees/Directors in providing the governance that supports the CEO and Senior Management team in the successful running of the services.

Background: Family Carer, Health and Social Care Services, Education, Finance, Strategy and Governance, Fundraising, Commercial, Commissioning, Human Resources, Legal, Risk, Quality Assurance, Community Integration

Time commitment: 6 Board meetings per year plus possible 4 Finance Committees, depending on interest and supporting discussions

Tenure: A Trustee/Director will be entitled to hold office for 3 years and shall then be eligible for re-election

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Neighbourhood Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 30th June 2021

Streets Ahead (Borders) is a charitable organisation based in the Scottish Borders We provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities, who may also have a physical disability or mental health issues.

We’re recruiting Neighbourhood Workers in our Duns, Kelso and Central Services and while some experience would be an advantage, we are equally keen to support people to develop the skills required. Willingness to undertake an SVQ level II qualification is necessary but if you have enthusiasm, commitment, a good sense of humour and the ability to work with people with a disability in a positive, honest manner then we would like to hear from you.

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.

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
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
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Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Duns and East Berwickshire
  • Closing 1st April 2022

Streets Ahead (Borders) is a charitable organisation based in the Scottish Borders. We provide care and support to adults to lead great lives. Most of the people we currently support have learning disabilities or mental health problems.

We’re recruiting Support Workers in our Duns and East Berwickshire Service and while some experience would be an advantage, we are equally keen to support people to develop the skills required. All training will be provided. Willingness to undertake an SVQ level II qualification is necessary and if you have enthusiasm, commitment, a good sense of humour plus the ability to work with people with a disability in a positive, honest manner then we would like to hear from you.

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 people to live safely and as independently as possible in their own home and in the community.
  • Support people to achieve personal growth and meet their full potential.
  • Provide guidance and practical help in all aspects of day-to-day living, e.g. assisting with budgeting, cooking and cleaning
  • Support with personal care and mobility issue, whilst promoting self-esteem, independence, dignity and respect.
  • Support people to participate in their hobbies and interests and to be active in the community.

Full-time or part-time posts are available. Applicants should be flexible in their approach to hours of work, as staff may be required to work a range of shifts including regular weekends, sleepovers and waken nightshifts. We will also consider applicants who would be prepared to work weekends only or evenings 4.30pm to 9.30pm. A valid driving licence would be desirable although not essential.

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

Come and work with us – and help people to live great lives!

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