Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 September 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: 16 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 looking for a Personal Assistant to join an existing team to support a gentleman living in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

The position is for 16 hours per week on a rolling rota made by the team. The shifts can be mornings, daytime or around tea time.

The shift times are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Weekends: 10 am - 12 pm 

About this opportunity

He says:

"I am man in my 60's who needs support with my morning routine and a couple of longer days a week. I love my birds who like sitting on my shoulder. I enjoy baking and chatting with my staff.

My shift patterns are during the day to support me to take part in activities I like. I like to use the hours I have productively but need a stable team around me so that I can meet my outcomes that I set myself going forward in my life to the best of my ability with my teams support."

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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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