Wellbeing Practitioner

Location: Morningside

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Fixed Term

Closing Date: 31 January 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: 32 Hours & 18 Hours Per Week & Paid On Call

Wellbeing Practitioner

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* Wellbeing Practitioner to join an existing team supporting a lady living independently in her own home in Morningside, Edinburgh. We have two positions available. The first is 18 hours per week on a permanent basis, and the second is 32 hours per week (fixed term until January 2023). Both positions also have paid on call.

Part of the service includes sleepovers.

Please note that a driving license is essential for this position.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

She says:

"Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging full or part time role that will make a difference to my life?

My name is K and I am looking for female* Wellbeing Practitioners to help support me in my daily activities. I am in my early forties and I live independently in my own flat in Morningside.

I need two enthusiastic and energetic people to join my great team of supportive assistants who help me live life to the full and do all the things I enjoy doing.

My interests include:

  • dancing
  • horse riding
  • going to the gym
  • shopping
  • walking
  • theatre
  • cinema
  • seeing friends and family
  • swimming

I am very close to my mum and dad, love animals and enjoy art - I occasionally sell and display my work. I also like tai-chi and relaxation.

What am I looking for?

  • You will need to be flexible, calm and caring (but not smothering!) with initiative and the willingness to think and plan ahead. 
  • A good sense of humour and the confidence to help me cope with my regular seizures are also important.
  • I have a wheelchair, which I use when necessary, but I am mobile and use a walker with the help from my team I can  do many tasks for myself.
  • Being as independent as possible is important to me but you will need to help me with routine tasks like dressing, personal care and cooking.
  • I also need a confident driver as it’s important to me to get out and about every day in my own car.

Could you be the person to support me?

If so we offer excellent training and the chance to be part of a brilliant team and a wider organisation that actively encourages you to develop your skills and knowledge. We offer a truly worthwhile career and I’d love to hear from you."

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Angela.Finn@thistle.org.uk

Please click here for the full role profile.

Job ref: KL211


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 £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 FTE) and rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 FTE) on completion of a successful 6-month review.
  • £500 welcome payment for contracted employees
  • 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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