Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Muirhouse

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Pool Worker

Closing Date: 27 September 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: 12-16 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 have a lovely part-time vacancy for two enthusiastic females to join the team of Personal Assistants who support a young woman who lives in the North of Edinburgh.

This vacancy is for 12-16 hours a week (4 hour shifts) and there are two permanent contracts available although we would consider one permanent worker and a committed pool worker.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

This young woman likes her female* team members to have had experience in a support role and who:-

  • Like music and having a laugh
  • Are in their 30s to mid-40s
  • Are good listeners
  • Will provide her with clear boundaries and structure
  • Will get to know her and encourage her to get the best from herself

Support is usually provided in the afternoons and evenings though there may be some days when support is required at other times depending on this woman’s schedule.

Are you:-

  • Open and easy going?
  • Good natured with good values?

If so we want to hear from you!

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact

Please click here for the full job description.

Job ref: BJM211


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 £9.50 per hour (£19,266 FTE) and rising to £9.64 per hour (£19,549.92 FTE)
  • 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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