Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Granton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 20 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: 20+ 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 to join an existing team for a 25 year old lady that we support for 20+ hours per week in Granton, Edinburgh. We are seeking a female to work alongside an existing team of 5.

This would be a 20+ hour contract. The shift pattern would be 10 am to 3 pm with a view to being flexible within the team who plan their own rotas together and also cover annual leave, to include a sleepover. The team work together to plan, and the successful candidate would also be part of this.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

She has a bespoke team of 5 ladies and is supported 24/7. She has 2-1 support for activities which include days out, day service attendance and occasional breaks away.

It is essential that she has a consistent and structured approach to her support. It is important that she has positive life experiences, and is safe and secure in the support she receives. It is paramount that she continues developing relationships, both existing and new, and living an independent life.

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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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