Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 18 October 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: 20 - 30 Hours Per Week

Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Job Purpose

Our Personal Assistants support people to lead full, active and socially connected lives, supporting people to achieve the things that matter to them.

Applicants should have, or be willing to work towards, a qualification meeting the standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Job Details

We are looking for a Personal Assistant for a man who lives in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. The position is for 20-30 hours per week.

Details of the days and times that support is provided:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 7pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm – 6pm

About this opportunity

This man is proud of his appearance and of the way he looks. He is sociable but cautious and likes routines. He also loves a good chat and is approachable. For him it is very important to have good staff and takes time to trust new members of staff, although he will engage well and will try to get to know them.

  • He loves art, history and learning new things.
  • He also enjoys computing, football (Hearts) and rugby (Scotland). The supported person likes to chat about most things and particularly like to have a good laugh and chat about football and rugby.
  • He loves his flat to be clean and tidy, enjoys going to the shops and at the gym. He also usually attends computing and art classes.
  • He's passionate about going to cinema, theatre and goes to rugby games when they are on. Temporarily, due to Covid-19 he is not attending any of these activities

The supported person does not like changes in his routine. He is fine with staff change the rota, but he wants to be aware of any changes ahead – otherwise he will get anxious. He generally dislikes unclear communication and people being late. He also gets confused with his medication, so it is important that staff are organised with that.

He uses a wheelchair, and requires minimal personal care.

A driving license would be preferable but not essential for this post.

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact

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What we offer

We are committed to supporting you to develop your skills as a practitioner and creating career development opportunities. At Thistle, you will have access to sector-leading training courses and be supported to achieve your SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care accreditation.

Employee Benefits

  • Starting salary at £10 per hour (£20,280.00 FTE) and rising to £10.50 per hour (£22,510.80 FTE)
  • Fantastic training (on full pay)
    This includes enhanced learning in person-centred practice, leadership skills, IT and other bespoke training courses.
  • SSSC registration paid for by Thistle
  • Support to achieve SVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care
  • Support from regular meetings with your team, Lead Practitioner or Coach
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Non-contributory death in service benefit scheme
  • 30 days of annual leave, increasing by 1 day/year up to 35 days
  • Free Thistle Gym membership
  • Membership of the HSF Health Plan
  • Refer a Friend scheme, paying £250 for successfully referring someone to work with us
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