Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Prestonfield

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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: 24 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

Are you an open, honest, positive person with good communication skills and a good team player who is flexible, reliable and up for a laugh?

This vacancy is for a 24 hour post female* Personal Assistant to support a lady in her 50s (smoker) who lives in her own home in the Prestonfield area of Edinburgh.

Cover is provided 7 days a week, with a pattern of generally three shifts per week that are 10 am to 6 pm. However sometimes, when members of the team are on annual leave, availability to cover extra shifts would be a requirement.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

This lady enjoys socialising and is a fun person to be around who loves telling jokes, doing puzzles-especially playing scrabble. Dancing, singing, and eating out are other favourite past times. This lady is a valued member of the Thistle foundation team, who works as a volunteer receptionist, illustrating she is a real people person.

Cover is provided 7 days a week, with a pattern of generally two shifts per week that are 10 am to 6 pm. However sometimes, when members of the team are on annual leave, availability to cover extra shifts would be a requirement.

You would be joining a small-personalised team and expected to take part in the additional responsibilities that come with this, such as rota planning, attending meetings and planning sessions, supporting the person to achieve her outcomes, and carrying out a share of admin tasks for the team as required. As a Thistle P.A., you will receive excellent training on full pay and you will be eligible to apply for our fully funded SVQ and other benefits, such as a contributory pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme and Hospital Saturday Fund. 

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

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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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