Wellbeing Support Team (Personal Assistant)

Location: Central Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 07 February 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: 15 Hours & 30 Hours Per Week

Wellbeing Support Team (Personal Assistant)

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 recruiting for a Personal Assistant to join our Wellbeing and Support Team at Thistle Foundation Head Office on a permanent basis.

A position within the wellbeing support team also entails a level of independent on-call response from home, including overnight.

Shifts are agreed alongside the team on a rota basis. There is the potential for sleepovers. You may be required to drive in some services.

Requiring a calm, flexible and logical approach, successful candidates will be working shifts across three days of the week on a rota created by the team itself.

About this opportunity

Other requirements are:

  • Able to adapt to changes, often at short notice
  • Flexible with availability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work & fit into well-established team
  • Working to your own initiative  

Experience in the care sector is essential for this position.

As a point of contact for all Thistle's employees as well as the people we support, the team deals with the receipt, logging and arrangement of cover for staff sickness, responding to incidents and emergencies with the support of senior management and generally supporting the delivery of Thistle’s supported living service in a variety of different ways, as required.

Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbal and written across interpersonal, phone and IT platforms. Other responsibilities include:

  • Responding to calls regarding sickness and information
  • Supporting a variety of different people with specific needs
  • Communicating with management regularly
  • Good level of IT

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Susan.Lawrie@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 £11.07 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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