Wellbeing Practitioner

Location: Edinburgh South

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Fixed Term

Closing Date: 27 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: 18 Hours Per Week & Paid On Call

Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Purpose

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).

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 with the potential to become permanent). Both positions also have paid on call.

The salary starts at at £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 FTE) and rises to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 FTE) on completion of a successful 6-month review. The sleepover payment is £90.18 per night. Thistle also offer a £500 welcome payment for contracted employees.

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

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

Are you looking for a great job? Then we want to hear from you.

You will join a dedicated and committed self-organised team of four women (Wellbeing Practitioners) who work in shifts on a 24/7 basis to ensure that the lady in question receives the highest quality of support. The team also cover each other’s annual and sick leave as required. 

The person you will support enjoys a full and fun-filled life which is busy and full of interesting opportunities for you to get involved in. A chance for you to try out new things alongside her while she shows you how to enjoy life to the full.  Attributes for this post include:

  • Willingness to get involved no matter what.
  • Ability to plan ahead
  • A good sense of humour.
  • The confidence to take responsibility on a day-to-day basis and help the person cope with regular seizures.

You will be responsible for cooking and routine daily tasks like dressing, showering and personal care. It is important for the person to be encouraged to do as much as possible for herself and for you to be her guide and mentor.  You will provide motivation, emotional support and role modelling. As a result, you will get from this - a trusted person in your life who, once you have developed a relationship, will give you back so much more than you could ever expect.

You will be provided with the highest standard of training to support your development in this role. Thistle will support you to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care, pay for your PVG and SSSC Registration and offer training to support your role as a Wellbeing Practitioner. 

In the first six months of employment, you will complete a range of training and learning, including an introduction to Self-Organised Teams. Our ‘See Life Differently’ course will give you a good grounding in how to do your job using the person-centred Thistle Approach and provide you with an Individual Wellbeing Plan. Your wellbeing and personal development will remain a focus throughout your employment at Thistle. In the second six months, you will continue to develop your skills as a member of a Self-Organised Team, working closely with colleagues and family to make good decisions and shape the support the team offers to meet the needs and aspirations of the person you work alongside

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

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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 £10.57 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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