Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 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: 10 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 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:

  • Music
  • Motorbike Racing
  • Football
  • Family
  • Fun

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:

  • Housekeeping (Correspondence, Bills, and Appointments)
  • Cleaning
  • Food choices and Preparation
  • Entertainment – companionship/socialisation

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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