Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Colinton

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 December 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: Various

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 currently have vacancies for either male or female Personal Assistants to join the team who support a young man who lives in his family home in Colinton, Edinburgh.

There are various hours available for this vacancy. Support is provided 7 days a week with a waking night support as well. This is decided by and agreed upon by the team in advance.

About this opportunity

Are you looking for a job that is interesting, fulfilling and making a REAL difference to a person life? Would you like to go home at the end your working day knowing you have made a difference to someone’s life?

  • This young man has a great sense of humour
  • He enjoys watching movies and playing his Xbox
  • He likes watching wrestling on the TV
  • He requires support with washing, dressing and bathing.

Due to an upcoming change in his support needs his current support will be increasing to 24hr care within the family home. His support will require the use of aspiration machines, etc but FULL training will be provided as part of the induction to the service.

Previous experience is not necessary. What is more important are your personal values and your life experiences that you can bring to the role.

Thistle has a reputation of providing outstanding training and support that is ongoing throughout your career with us.

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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