Wellbeing Practitioner

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 27 June 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: Full-time and part-time hours per week

Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Purpose

Our Wellbeing Practitioners 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 have a vacancy for a female* Wellbeing Practitioner to join the team that support a young woman who lives in Craigmillar. There are full-time and part-time positions available. Sleepovers are part of the service.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

You will be supporting a young lady that lives in her own home in Craigmillar. This lady has autism and a learning disability and can get confused or anxious when becoming overwhelmed so it’s important her house and surroundings are calm and quiet, although laughing and having cheery staff are good to have around however staff need to be self-aware and adapt to the changing needs of the person.  The support consists of personal care as well as support with cooking, cleaning, and making sure she has opportunities to ensure a good life. She has her own communication style and requires staff who will take time to build up a good relationship, get to know her and this supports her communication style.

Music, comedy, and movies are things that are important to, and she likes arts and crafts and loves to people watch when out and about. Good food and a lovely pamper evening are things that makes her happy and is important to and for her.

We Say:

This role will consist primarily of 2-1 shifts. Shift patterns are either 10 hour shifts from 10am – 8pm or 7.5 hour shifts from 12pm – 7.30pm but these can change.

The successful candidate must be flexible and able to cover sleepovers.

All team members plan and agree the rota together 1 to 3 months in advance.

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Jackie.Deans@thistle.org.uk

Please click here for the full role profile.

Job ref: SK221


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 £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 FTE) on completion of a successful 6-month review.
  • £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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