Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Thornton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 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: 40 Hours Per Week (Flexible)

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 two female* Personal Assistants to support a young gentleman as he transitions to his new home in Thornton, Fife.

This position is for 40 hours per week, and this can be flexible and split across two people. A driving licence is essential for this post.

Experience working with individuals with neurological conditions is desirable but not essential.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

He says:

"I currently have a vacancy for X2 Female* Personal Assistant/Assistants to support me as I transitions to my new home. I am a young man with a condition known as Friedreichs ataxia which is a degenerative condition. I need to have people around me who are confident, have outgoing personalities, and are keen to get involved and encourage me to build on my independence. Being a confident driver is a must as I enjoy visiting Edinburgh/Glasgow and and hope to travel further afield in the future. I require individuals who can provide full flexibility for this post.

I have a variety interests which include football, politics (left wing/independence) and current affairs. I also want to build on my daily living skills with being in my new home when able and fit to do so - on certain days I can be very lethargic and unable to do so. I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising with friends, etc. It would be ideal for me to start doing other activities with my support hrs and the hope is to embrace what life has to offer me. I’m open to suggestions of what these new ventures can be. I require support with my personal care.

I am great fun to be around and meeting the outcomes that I hope to achieve with your support. An adaptable person to support me is desirable as my needs can vary day to day so I can plan my activities, events and dreams.

Do you believe you can be that supportive person to help me make that move to my new home and new life as well as help me live independently?"

You will require good communication and social skills to work effectively with family and other members of a small team dependant on the service. We are looking for someone with a warm and friendly personality, who can work professionally and use their own initiative.

Are you flexible and responsive?   Do you have what it takes to support individuals to achieve and maintain a great life? Are you a unique person who wants to share their skills and gifts and make a difference to someone’s life?   Can you help build friendships and find ways to contribute and connect to the local community?  

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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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