Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 10 January 2022

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: 25 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 our expanding team for a very bubbly lady who resides in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh.

This position is for 25 hours per week.

About this opportunity

This lady lives with Chrohns disease and has a learning disability.

We support her to live independently in her own home, supporting with all aspects of daily living. This lady is talkative and good fun! She enjoys dancing, cooking and loves to shop! She has a keen interest in movies especially Disney and with support enjoys to take in the scenery of Edinburgh whilst walking, quite often with a pit stop for a coffee and some lunch. House work, cleanliness and presentation are also a big part of her life, as is socialising with friends and her neighbours.

Shift times are undertaken between the hours of 10 am until 5 pm over a 7-day period with a shift pattern of 2 days per week. This is worked out on a rota basis within the team.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is

  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Creative

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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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