Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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 Hours & 16 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 female* Personal Assistant to join an existing team to support a lady who lives in Leith. She requires support 7 days a week between 9 am and 7 pm. There are two positions - one is for 20 hours per week, and the other is for 16 hours per week.

This position does require a clean driving license.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010 

About this opportunity

This lady says:

  • I am a strong and assertive person, who knows what I want.
  • I am honest and say it as it is. 
  • I like to be independent and enjoy my own space too, as well as socialising with friends and family. 
  • I love animals from the bottom of her heart and, if I could, I would save animals all over the world and look after them.

My team say I am a pleasure to work with. I can get a bit frustrated at times if people don’t understand what I am trying to say. On the whole, I am really popular with staff and friends alike.

My hobbies include:

  • Looking after my three cats (to which I require some support with)
  • Shopping for clothes and items for the house
  • Stopping off for coffee and a snack while out.
  • When at home I enjoy watching soaps on TV and chatting about them. 
  • Going to church and chatting to my friends over a coffee afterwards
  • Going on holiday
  • Going to the cinema
  • Visiting the zoo
  • Especially Five Sisters.

Support required and attributes of team members

Support needs are:

  • To help with daily personal care needs
  • Assistance transferring to and from wheelchair
  • Getting out and about in her car, therefore it is important to be a confident driver.
  • It is important to have excellent communication skills, be a good listener and be flexible team player.
  • Most of all, a likeminded team member who enjoys a laugh, loves animals and have similar personal characteristics and hobbies and interests.

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 £10.57 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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