Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, 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: Up To 39 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 female* Personal Assistant to join an established team to support a lady in her everyday life, 24 hours a day on a 2:1 basis. She lives in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. This position is for up to 39 hours per week.

Current shift patterns are

  • 8am to 8pm/8am to 10pm with a sleepover
  • 8pm to 8am waking nights

Staff work on a rota system so applicants should be able to do any shift. The team will plan and agree the shifts and rota.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

  • She has a good sense of humour and enjoys arts and crafts including card and jewellery making.
  • She is enthusiastic and has an active lifestyle and would therefore prefer similarly minded people.

Staff will have the opportunity to be involved in positive behavioural support with an emphasis on person-centred approach in a multidisciplinary fashion and thus develop invaluable skills in addition to Thistle’s comprehensive training programme. 

  • Do you have enthusiasm for supporting people expand their horizons and try new things?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Can you be creative, kind, understanding and able to develop positive relationships?

Experience of working with people with complex needs would be preferred but not essential, as full training will be provided.

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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