Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Willowbrae

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 June 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.07 per hour (£22,449.96 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: 20 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 have an opportunity for a female* Personal Assistant to join a small team supporting a woman living in Willowbrae, Edinburgh. This position is for 20 hours per week.

Shift patterns are typically 2.5-4 hours throughout the day. A driving licence is required for this position.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

She says:

“I am a woman in my early 50's who needs support with my daily living such as meal preparation, assistance getting ready for the day, etc. I enjoy swimming. This helps me with my day-to-day pain management. I also like to get outside for fresh air which is supportive of positive mental health. 

I prefer my team to drive and have a car as I have use of disabled badge. I am willing to subsidise fuel costs in accordance with Thistle expenses criteria (40p/mile) and for any costs to insurance changes that apply as they must have business insurance. 

My shift patterns are primarily in the morning for a few hours, but on the days I go shopping or swimming, I have afternoon support in place. I prefer to have variety from my team in that they do not support me one day after another as I feel this will be overwhelming for myself as well as my team.

I like to use the hours I have productively but need a stable team around my so that I can meet my outcomes that I set myself going forward in my life to the best of my ability with my teams support.”

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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 £11.07 per hour (£22,449.96 FTE)
  • £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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