Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: 20 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: 39 Hours Per Week
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).
We are a young professional couple living together in the Leith/Newhaven area of Edinburgh. We are looking for a new Personal Assistant (male or female) to join our team of dedicated PAs employed by Thistle Foundation. This position is for 39 hours per week.
Shifts include waking nights, day and evening support hours, 7 days a week.
About this opportunity
J is currently studying and M is in full time employment. We are looking for a young at heart individual who can provide personal care and social support to help us live independent lives.
We need you to be able to use your initiative and think creatively to problem solve in the moment whilst keeping a sense of humour. You will need to be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of our changing schedule. Shifts include sleepovers, day and evening support hours. All days are different and you will need to be able to adapt to different situation be that going to University or travelling to other areas of the country or support to do sports. We enjoy socialising and spending time with friends and family.
Driving would be non-essential but desirable ability. Please be aware that we have cat.
We like to think we create a fun and inclusive work environment. You will be part of a larger team and be responsible for creating rotas with the support of other PAs and your Lead Practitioner.
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Sophie.Dolan@thistle.org.uk
Job ref: J&M212
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.