Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Morningside

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

Closing Date: 23 May 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: 20-39 Hours Per Week (Including Sleepovers)

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 supporting a lady on a 20-39 hours per week basis. This will include 1-2 sleepovers per week.

The lady lives in the Morning, Edinburgh area.

*Exception under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

The lady says:

"I am looking for someone to join my friendly team of women who support me to live in my flat in Morningside.

When Covid restrictions lift I look forward to shopping, going for coffee and cake, out for lunch, dinner and cocktails! I am sporty and walk as much as I can and enjoy swimming regularly. I also love getting my nails and hair done.

My Family are a huge part of my life and very important to me. I see them often as well as some of my good friends. I would love to meet new friends and would like your help to do this.

I love having a good laugh and good fun, but also like to chill so it is important that you are adaptable and take the time to get to know me.

My Team will be working towards and learning about self- organisation and will be taking on responsibilities and training to support each other with this

Currently my shift pattern is 9am-4pm and my evening shift runs 4pm-10pm with a sleepover which is paid in addition to your hours. These are not done on the same day, and days vary on a rota basis.

As part of my team you will be sharing the responsibility of organising the rota so that everyone works a mixture of these shifts with some flexibility and ability to help with team holidays and covering extra when needed

If you think that you would enjoy working with me and my team, please apply and I look forward to meeting you."

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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