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 Service in Berwickshire and our Central Service in the Scottish Borders 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:
• 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.
• Flexible working hours
• Opportunity to gain SVQ Level 2
• Company Sick Pay Scheme
• Bike to Work Scheme