Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time
Closing Date: 01 August 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
Personal Assistant (Support Worker)
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).
We are looking for female or male Personal Assistant to join the team. This is a part-time role (20 hours per week). This position is based in Leith, Edinburgh. The candidate must be flexible and able to work different days. For this post, driving licence is preferable.
About this opportunity
“I’m looking for a male or female Personal Assistant, who will support me to live as independently as possible. They should be up for a laugh, confident and be a quick learner.
I require 1:1 support for all aspects of personal care. I use a powered wheelchair and have 24-hour ventilation.
I enjoy seeking out new experiences, learning new things, seeing new places. l regularly attend gigs, theatre, and cinema. I also enjoy listening to folk, rock and blues music and watching horror films/series. I often find recipes to cook with PAs.”
Currently, he is studying BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing through the Open University and is learning Scottish Gaelic. He also has a wide range of interests. He regularly attends gigs and the theatre in Edinburgh and Glasgow throughout the year, especially during Edinburgh’s festivals.
He enjoys a wide range of music which includes rock, blues and folk and his favourite bands include First Aid Kit, Fleetwood Mac and Janis Joplin. He enjoys discussing and watching films and TV boxsets, in particular the horror genre.
Furthermore, he enjoys seeking out new experiences, learning new things, seeing new places, and going on holiday. Therefore, a driving license is preferable to enable him to do this.
Cover is provided from 7am to 10pm and the 25 hours will be made up of 2 or 3 shifts per week on a rota basis which is decided by and agreed upon with the team.
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If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Lynn.Spence@thistle.org.uk
Job ref: JN221
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.