Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 October 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: 18 Hours or 9.5 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 one (18 hours) or two (9.5 hours) new female* Personal Assistants to join the team who support an active young woman who lives in her own home in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh.

Support is provided

  • Mon-Fri: 8am-9pm
  • Sat and Sun: 9am-8.30pm

The contract(s) will be made up of shifts during those times. The rota is decided by and agreed upon by the Team.

Sleepovers are not an essential requirement for this vacancy but are available.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

She says:

"I’m a young woman with autism living in the west of Edinburgh. I am quite independent and settled in my home but need support to make sure I keep up the good work.

Usually, I would go swimming, play a variety of sports, go to the cinema, football and attend college. But due to the recent pandemic, I have had limited options. Currently, I enjoy long walks, picnics, watching films and soaps (especially Neighbours and Home and Away), spending time with family, baking and cooking.

I am a very active person who likes to stay busy and would therefore like to meet people who can keep up with me. I like people who are fun-loving, confident and have a good sense of humour like me. I like to meet potential candidates for cake and coffee to see if we get on."

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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 £9.64 per hour (£19,549.92 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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