Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time
Closing Date: 13 June 2022
Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment
Specific Hours: 30 Hours Per Week + Sleepovers
Our Wellbeing Practitioners 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).
We are looking for a female to join a well-established team of Wellbeing Practitioners (support workers in a self-organised team) to support a young woman living independently in her own home.
This position is for 30 hours per week, and the woman lives in Slateford, Edinburgh. Sleepovers are part of the service too.
A driving license is essential for this position.
*Exemption under Equality Act 2010
About this opportunity
I am an active individual and would like someone enthusiastic, active, approachable, and confident to join my team, who would support me with living the life to the fullest through doing the things I really enjoy. These comprise of walking, music, art and craft, visiting the zoo, going to horse riding. I am also looking forward to getting back to swimming, going to the theatre, seeing pipe bands, and going on holiday again, when circumstances allow. I do have epilepsy and need assistance with my mobility, personal care (dressing up and showering), administration of medication, and general daily living tasks such as, cooking, shopping, cleaning etc. I have my own communication style and use only a few words, but I can make myself heard and eventually understood which becomes easier once you get to know me. Although I have been building my strength in this respect recently, I require constant assistance with walking, and I have also a wheelchair, that I use when necessary.
I am looking for:
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact: Ksenia.Wironska@thistle.org.uk
Job ref: RF221
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.