Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Inverleith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 June 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: 30 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 are currently seeking a Personal Assistant to join a team that supports a young man who has a physical disability. He lives at home in Inverleith, Edinburgh. Sleepovers will be required as part of the service. This position is for 30 hours per week.

About this opportunity

He requires support with:-

  • keeping fit (he especially enjoys dancing and trampolining)
  • socialising with friends and family
  • daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation
  • his team accompany him to concerts, shows, and support him to maintain his interests in art, media and film
  • his love of travel, which may mean being away from home for multiple days

This makes the job varied and interesting.

Support is provided 7 days a week. The shifts run from 9am until 10pm, followed by a sleepover, and then from 7am to 9am the following morning.

The successful candidates should have the capacity to pick up extra shifts for cover, training etc.

About you…………

  • A driving licence would be preferable as the young man has his own car
  • You will be positive and flexible
  • You will enjoy supporting people to live a full life
  • You must have, or be willing to work towards a qualification meeting the standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The successful candidates will be provided with a training and development programme that is second to none and will be able to access a range of excellent employment benefits including a heavily subsidised health care scheme. 

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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