Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 13 June 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: Full-time and Part-time hours per week

Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

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

Would you like to make a difference to a sociable young lady’s life, who lives in her own home with support from staff in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

We are looking for females* on a permanent Full Time and Part Time basis.

Experience of working with Autism, Learning Disability, and Epilepsy is preferable.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this Opportunity

This lady loves the theatre and music, recently she combined the 2 and performed on the stage in the Kings Theatre live over zoom and she was amazing. She picked 3 songs, which she practiced every day on the build up to the event.

She loves all things Disney and has an extensive collection of Disney DVD’s. She has also been on holiday to Disneyland and met most of the characters. 

She is looking to become more active in her community, which was significantly impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. She is keen to get back into swimming, and getting her nails and hair done. 

Staff will need to help her to connect with her community especially in her neighbourhood as well as creatively looking at other ventures and activities that may be of interest.

We are looking for people with these wonderful attributes:

  • A music lover
  • Proactive, forward thinker
  • Plenty of initiative
  • Confident under pressure
  • Resilience
  • Ability to stick to Boundaries and follow protocols
  • Someone that thinks out of the box and can problem solve.

Applicants should have the ability to work as part of a team, ensuring there is consistency in approach.  

Staff need to be able to remain calm, when situations get demanding, follow Protocols and Behavioural Support Plans to help reduce anxieties, which will help her to feel safe and confident

Extensive training will be given, including shadow shifts, she currently has 2 staff supporting her at all times.

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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