Location: West Edinburgh
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: 22 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 currently looking for a female* Personal Assistant to become part of the team who support a young woman in her fifties. This woman lives in West Edinburgh, and the position is for 22 hours per week.
Current support times are:
A driving licence is essential for this post.
*Exemption under Equality Act 2010
About this opportunity
We are looking for someone who can work alongside the established team, to provide meaningful support to this woman who is looking to explore more life experiences
“I am a young woman who is looking for a friendship groups and would like my support to assist me with this. I am very outgoing and enjoy meeting all types of folks.
I have my own car and when going outside the house I use my manual wheelchair, however, I can transfer into other seats. I sit up front in my car.
I can walk but need assistance as my balance is not the best. I require assistance in the shower and to help me make meals. There are some food types that are not safe for me to eat. I am registered blind. I love to paint, Art is my main hobby.
I use a wheelchair most times within my flat.
I am looking for someone who is willing to have a bit of banter & fun, who will go on trips and not be reluctant to sing in the car.
I am planning on going on a world cruise, once the safe to do so, perhaps within the next 2 or 3 years.”
Previous experience is not necessary. Your personal values and your life experiences that you can bring to the role are more important. Thistle provides outstanding training and support that is ongoing throughout your career with us. Sleepovers are desirable but not essential for this post.
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Sharon.Hauxwell@thistle.org.uk
Job ref: HC212
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.