Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Barnton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

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 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 to join the team of female* Personal Assistants who support a 27 year old woman who lives in Barnton, Edinburgh.

This position is for 12 hours per week.

Support is provided Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and this vacancy represents two shifts per week. Shifts are planned and agreed in advance with the whole team.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

This young woman adores dogs and cats.

Amongst other things she enjoys:-

  • Socialising, chatting and having a laugh
  • listening to music
  • going out and about
  • going to the cinema
  • doing arts and crafts
  • going out for walks and especially meeting dogs whilst she is out walking.

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 £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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