Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 10 January 2022

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: 20 Hours Per Week + Sleepovers

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 seeking an experienced, enthusiastic individual who is committed to providing, high quality, person centred support to a lady who lives in the Gorgie area in Edinburgh. This position is for 20 hours per week.

Team members are required to commit to doing a 'sleepover' as part of the support package.

About this opportunity

The person we support has recently suffered a stroke and you will be part of a team who have supported her for long time and who have a great deal of collective experience. 

She is an incredibly strong, kind, creative and compassionate person who requires a team member that will support her to maintain rhythm and purpose in her daily life. She enjoys painting, chatting, watching nature documentaries and films, listening to music and looking after her pet fish.  She has an incredible zeal for life and we are looking for an individual who can match this energy, whilst supporting her to enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle. 

She uses a wheelchair and requires full support with personal care and moving/handling.

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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