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About The Role

Bilston, Midlothian (with some travel to Stockbridge)

VARIOUS HOURS (TYPICALLY 7-9 HOURS A DAY, 5 DAYS A WEEK)

Let us introduce you to Hazel:

Hazel is in her 20s and is a young woman with autism and a learning disability. Hazel is bright, inquisitive, and enjoys new experiences. She faces challenges with curiosity and determination, and has a quirky sense of humour. She is a big fan of the outdoors, and loves an adventure. She enjoys languages, cooking, swimming and going out to do activities with her support workers. Once you establish a bond with Hazel, her world becomes full of possibilities for growth and development. Her days can involve day trips by bus or train, swimming and gym classes, baking and card games, or simple household chores and activities.

Like everyone else, Hazel has both good and bad days. She has some complexities that can make her life quite difficult, but a compassionate, empathetic person can turn that whole day around. Hazel has limited speech due to her learning disability, but her subtle cues showcase her ability to express herself and her incredibly intuitive communication style.

Hazel’s team is small but filled with passionate individuals. Her family is deeply integrated within her support, and thus the support worker will need to be able to work on their own initiative whilst at the same time being respectful of Hazel and her parents’ wishes. Everyone counts within Hazel’s team, and each person is committed to enriching her life to the fullest. Could you make a difference to Hazel’s life?

This role is ideal for someone who is active and has a good sense of humour. Hazel loves dogs and would respond well to someone who shared this passion. Due to her autism and learning disability, you must be adaptable to Hazel's needs whilst remaining calm and positive. You will be working indepentently in this role whilst keeping records up to date and ensuring you work collaboratively with the rest of Hazel's team. 

About You

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support Hazel to get the most out of life; then please apply now!

Enable needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

You don’t need experience in care to start your social care career with Enable. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!

About Us

Enable is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

We believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Person Centred approaches, planning and thinking
  • Introduction to autism
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Moving and Handling
  • Adult support and protection
  • Child support and protection
  • First Aid
  • Positive Behaviour Support
We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:
  • Health cash plans providing a wide range of health benefits to help people cover the cost of their everyday health care.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loans*

Starting a career with Enable is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

Enable is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

 

Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.

*terms & conditions apply 

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