Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 20 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 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 are looking for a fun person to join our dynamic young team, to spend time with a young man and build a good relationship with him, also helping him with day to day living, such as housework, cooking, appointments etc.

This position is for 20 hours per week, and the young man lives in Cragmillar, Edinburgh.

He get 6 hours support per day timings agreed by the young man and his team.

About this opportunity

He is considered helpful and friendly. He is caring and loving and considers himself as a cool person. He loves flamboyant things and loud colours and has a great sense of humour.

He likes:

  • X-Box and PS4 games
  • Watching DVDs
  • The gym
  • Nightclubs/clubbing/dancing
  • He is also interested in buildings/architecture
  • He loves music - mostly modern, pop based music.
  • Photography

What is important to the person:

  • To make more friends of similar age.
  • That staff are confident about things like transport, timetables etc.
  • Space awareness.
  • Independence
  • Treated with respect/to be respected – staff care for him
  • To keep active
  • To be heard and not just listened to

To be successful in supporting the person, what is important FOR the person:

  • To set clear boundaries – be confident and willing to understand
  • To give good guidance about areas he struggles with
  • To be encouraging and positive – encourage positive behaviour
  • To motivate to get out and about as well as socialise
  • To be outgoing and lively as a person
  • To be Fun

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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