Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Broomhouse

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

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: 20 Hours 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

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

This position is based in Broomhouse, Edinburgh. There are contracts available on a 20 hours per week basis.

Support is provided 24/7 and the shift patterns are as follow:

  • Daytime Support: 7.45am – 8pm
  • Additional Daytime Support: 8am – 8.15pm
  • Waking Nightshift : 8pm – 8am

Shifts will be on a rota basis decided by and agreed upon by the team.

About this opportunity

We are currently looking for couple of male or female personal assistants to become part of the team supporting a young man in his twenties.

  • Support is provided on a 2:1 basis
  • He enjoys being involved in his daily support including his daily routines, housework, cooking and baking.
  • He likes music of all genres, going for walks, playing and watching football, and going out in his car.
  • He is very engaging with lots of energy.

This young man requires a consistent approach from his team, in terms of support and structure to allow him to develop and benefit from a wide range of positive life experiences and to reduce situations that might bring about feelings of anxiety whereby this young man can communicate using behaviour that can challenge the team.

Experience in working with people with complex needs and Epilepsy awareness would be preferred but is not essential because Thistle provides outstanding training.

If you have excellent communication skills, are creative, kind, understanding and able to develop positive relationships then this could be the perfect role for you.

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Sophie Dolan on

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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 per hour (£20,280.00 FTE) and rising to £10.50 per hour (£22,510.80 FTE)
  • 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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