Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time
Closing Date: 01 November 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: 10 Hours Per Week
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).
We are looking for a couple of new Personal Assistants to join our team supporting a gentleman who lives in the Gorgie, Edinburgh area.
Shift patterns are most likely to follow Monday – Friday 12:30-17:30.
About this opportunity
He is a 60 year old man with learning difficulties, living in his own flat in Edinburgh. Born in England, he has lived here for over 30 years. He has sisters and brothers in Edinburgh who are an important part of his life.
His passions include:
He has been diagnosed as being on the Autistic spectrum, however this does not define him. Although he may feel anxious sometimes or struggle to express himself he is capable and intelligent.
He has painful legs, which gets him down and means that he sometimes uses a wheelchair.
He would benefit from respectful support with:
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Andrew.Smith@thistle.org.uk
Job ref: MC211
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.