Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 November 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: 15 - 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 a vacancy for a new female* team member to join the team of PAs that support a lady who lives in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. This position is for 15-20 hours per week.

These are the current shift patterns. These may change as the support package is being reviewed. Support is provided 7 days a week.

  • Morning: 7 am to 10 am
  • Dayshift: 12 midday to 5 pm
  • Evenings followed by a sleepover: 9 pm to 10 am

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

She is a sociable person and has a cheeky personality. She’s 66 years old who is a wheelchair user with Cerebral Palsy.

She enjoys listening to music, knitting and going out and about however does like her own space from time to time.

She is looking for someone who is a good communicator, listener and able to support her in her activities.

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

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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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