Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Grange

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 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: 9+ 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 existing team to support a young lady in her home in Grange, Edinburgh. This position is for 9 hours, and currently one day per week between Monday and Friday.

*Exception under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

  • L is a young autistic lady of 28 years.
  • She is a very gentle person and has a good sense of humour.
  • She is very artistic and creative and has an exceptional eye for attention to detail.
  • She is very intelligent and picks up new skills easily.
  • L applies herself to household chores and works very hard at the workshops at Garvald producing exceptional work.
  • She loves all kinds of music and loves going to the ballet.

The team current consists of two ladies that work from L's home. L lives with her mum who is very much part of any planning of L's life and works alongside the team to ensure L's needs are met.

The shift pattern is currently 9 am to 4:30 pm, although it would be with the view of being flexible with the team. Rotas are done within the team itself to ensure that cover is provided Monday to Friday, and to cover any annual leave as required. This service does not currently have any weekends.

A driver would be preferable but is not essential.

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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 £9.50 per hour (£19,266 FTE) and rising to £9.64 per hour (£19,549.92 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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