Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time
Closing Date: 06 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: 6 - 8 Hours Per Week
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 have an opportunity for a female* personal assistant to join a small team supporting a woman living in Willowbrae, Edinburgh.
Shift patterns are typically 2.5-4 hours throughout the day. A driving licence is required for this position.
*Exemption under Equality Act 2010
About this opportunity
“I am a woman in my 40's who needs support with my daily living such as meal preparation, assistance getting ready for the day, etc. I enjoy swimming as this helps me with exercising as part of my day-to-day pain management. However, this is on hold at present.
I prefer my team to drive and have a car as I have use of disabled badge. I am willing to subsidise fuel costs in accordance with Thistle expenses criteria (40p/mile) and for any costs to insurance changes that apply as they must have business insurance.
My shift patterns are primarily in the morning for a few hours, but on the days I go shopping or swimming, I have afternoon support in place. I prefer to have variety from my team in that they do not support me one day after another as I feel this will be overwhelming for myself as well as my team.
I like to use the hours I have productively but need a stable team around my so that I can meet my outcomes that I set myself going forward in my life to the best of my ability with my teams support.”
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Leigh.Hunter@thistle.org.uk
Job ref: GM201
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.