Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Restalrig

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 20 December 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: Up To 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 female* Personal Assistant to join the team that support a young woman who lives in her own home in the Restalrig area of Edinburgh. This position is for up to 10 hours per week.

The shifts would be between Monday-Friday 7-9am Saturday and Sunday 9-11.00am. With the occasional Saturday/Sunday with longer hours

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

This young woman loves chatting and getting her hair styled. She is a warm, friendly woman whose family and friends are central to her life. She has a great sense of humour and so is looking for someone who has a fun bubbly personality.

This young woman requires support in the mornings only, specifically to help her and her two early primary children and one adolescent to get ready for their day.

Working with young children is also an important aspect of this role and so confidence in this area is essential.

We are looking for someone who lives locally or who would be happy to travel to work for the 2 hour shift. Commitment to one or two shifts will also be considered.

It is important to her that her Personal Assistant is female.

As a member of this small, personalised team, you would be expected to take part in the additional responsibilities that come with this, such as 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.

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 per hour (£20,280.00 FTE) and rising to £10.50 per hour (£22,510.80 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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