Wellbeing Practitioner

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 October 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.10 per hour (£22,510.80 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: 15 Hours Per Week

Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Purpose

Our Wellbeing Practitioners 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

Please note that a driving license is required for this position.

The young man lives in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. This position is for 15 hours per week.

Shift patterns will be agreed with the new team, but will probably be 13-hour shifts followed by sleepover and 2 hours the next morning. There will be a need for flexibility from the team to cover each other at times of leave, sickness etc.

About this opportunity

We are looking for a new Wellbeing Practitioner to join a team that will support a young man who moved into his own home a few months ago and to live independently. 

This is an exciting opportunity to become a Wellbeing Practitioner. This team will be part of a training program that will support them to become self-organised.

This man loves music and is very sensory. He communicates with help of PECS and his I-pad talker.

He has attended day services but due to these being shut during the current period there is a wonderful opportunity for the new team to find new things that he will enjoy doing.

Successful candidates will need to have patience and develop their understanding of him and find the best approaches to working alongside and supporting him during this transition and beyond.

His team need to be confident, adaptable and flexible to help with this transition and to really support this young man to enjoy his life, the way he wants to.

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Andrew.Smith@thistle.org.uk

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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 £10.61 per hour (£21,517.08 FTE) on completion of a successful 6-month review.
  • 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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