Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Penicuik

Contract Type: Pool Worker

Closing Date: 10 January 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.07 per hour (£22,449.96 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: Pool Hours Basis

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 recruiting a female* personal assistant to join the team that support a young lady who lives at home and is supported by her family in the Penicuik, Midlothian area.

This position is on a pool hours basis, and will be for covering sickness and annual leave.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

You will require good communication and social skills to work effectively with the family and other members of a small team.  This young lady needs help with everyday aspects of life as she can be very vulnerable. She also has additional support needs both physical and emotional and would benefit from having staff that have good attention to detail and a calm nature.  There is also has a long term medical condition that will require your assistance and support and also to assist with personal care.  

You should be able to use your initiative to develop opportunities so that she is fully included in everyday community life as this is very important to her and her family. 

We are looking for a personal assistant with a warm and friendly personality, who can work professionally with the family and with support from other members of the team.  

Support is provided Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm, and this vacancy is done on a rota basis which are decided by and agreed upon by the team.

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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 £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 FTE) and rising to £11.07 per hour (£22,449.96 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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