Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

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

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 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:

  • 10 am – 8 pm (one day as support finishes @ 8:30pm)

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

She says:

“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

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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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