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Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a Lead Practitioner to join our Supported Living team on a full-time permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Location: Willowbrae

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Overview:

We are currently seeking 1 or 2 female* personal assistants to join a team of PAs who support a woman who lives in the Willowbrae area of Edinburgh with small shift patterns during the day from 2.5 hours to 4 hours.

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Overview:

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a very sociable young lady who has just taken a huge step in her life? She has recently moved to a house with a garden that she has wanted for a long time and is looking for one more male or female PA who is enthusiastic, committed and will take time to understand her.

Location: Broomhouse

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Overview:

We are currently looking for male or female personal assistants to become part of the team supporting a young man in his twenties.

Location: Granton

Contract Type: Pool Worker

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a fun loving female to join our organised dynamic team, to support a gorgeous bubbly mature lady, who has a learning disability and some physical disabilities, when out and about she uses a wheelchair, but at home she’s walking around with help of a walker.

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a couple of new Personal Assistants to join our team supporting a gentleman who lives in the Gorgie area.
 
He is a 60 year old man with learning difficulties, living in his own flat in Edinburgh.

Location: Craigmillar (SOT)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

Please note that a driving licence is essential for this position.

A young man who is supported on a 2:1 basis 24/7 by a team of 10 Personal Assistants has a vacancy.

Location: Barnton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We have a lovely part-time vacancy to join the team of female* Personal Assistants who support a 27 year old woman who adores dogs and cats.

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We have a 25 hour contract available for male or female personal assistants to join the team of PAs who support J.

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for 2 females* to join our expanding team for a very bubbly lady who resides in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh this lady lives with Chrohns disease and has a learning disability.

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for someone to join our team supporting two neighbours who each have their own home. 

Miss R loves cats and has her own who shares her home. She does very well at looking after her cat and in case she needs a little help, the cat has his own support plan! 

The other lady we support has a great sense of humour. She is very caring and likes to look after those around her.

Location: Fife

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for two (preferably male) Personal Assistants to join an existing team in Fife. A driving license would be preferable but is not essential for this position.

Location: Fife

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time, Pool Worker

Closing Date: 24 May 2021

Overview:

We currently have vacancies for Personal Assistants (Support Workers) to join our existing teams within Fife.

Location: Thornton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Overview:

Please note that a driving license is essential for this position.

We are looking for two female* Personal Assistants to support a young gentleman as he transitions to his new home.

Location: Inverleith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

We are currently seeking a Personal Assistant to join a team that supports a young man who has a physical disability. He lives at home in Inverleith. The job is varied and interesting.

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support a man who is proud of his appearance and of the way he looks. He is sociable but cautious and likes routines. He also loves a good chat and is approachable. For him it is very important to have good staff and takes time to trust new members of staff, although he will engage well and will try to get to know them.

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

You will support a very straightforward and highly educated man who works as an engineer and needs assistance with his computer and around complex care tasks due to spinal cord injury. Passionate about travelling – he spent several years in the South East of Asia doing infrastructure work. It takes time to build a trustworthy relationship with new members of staff, especially around his complex care package.

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a fun person to join our dynamic young team, to spend time with a young man and build a good relationship with him, also helping him with day to day living, such as housework, cooking, appointments etc.

He is considered helpful and friendly. He is caring and loving and considers himself as a cool person. He loves flamboyant things and loud colours and has a great sense of humour. 

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time, Fixed Term, Pool Worker

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

We currently have vacancies for Personal Assistants (Support Workers) to join our existing teams.

We are looking for a people to fill a variety of roles. This can include personal care, driving, and sleepovers/waking nights.

Location: Restalrig

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a female* Personal Assistant to join the team that support a young woman who lives in her own home in the Restalrig area of Edinburgh.

This young woman requires support in the mornings only, specifically to help her and her two early primary children and one adolescent to get ready for their day.

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 May 2021

Overview:

This role is supporting a young woman in her early 30’s living in her own house for a year. She is looking for more members to join her team of female* personal assistants who will support her in her everyday life, 24 hours a day on a 2:1 basis.   

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Overview:

We have a vacancy for a male or female Personal Assistant to join a team of PAs who support a very busy man who lives with his beloved cat in his own home in Craigmillar.

This gentleman needs a level of assistance with everyday tasks such as shopping, cooking and housework.

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Pool Worker

Closing Date: 07 June 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a new member to join the established team that support a sociable young man who lives in his own flat in the centre of town for four hours a week or on a casual pool basis.

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 07 June 2021

Overview:

We are currently looking for male or female personal assistants to become part of a new personalised team. The role consists of supporting a 26 year old man who is about to move into his own home in the Craigmillar area. It is essential that you are a confident driver for this post as he has his own van.

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 June 2021

Overview:

We are currently looking for one or two new female* Personal Assistants to join the team who support an active young woman who lives in her own home in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh.

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 21 May 2021

Overview:

Thistle aims to support individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and communities to maximise their potential.

Leading the design and development of support for people with disabilities whose behaviour is often labelled as "difficult" or "challenging," the successful candidate will be highly skilled in designing person centred support, collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams and leading development of excellent person centred practice across Thistle’s Supported Living teams.

The work you lead will result in people living with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.

 

Location: Craigmillar (SOT)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Overview:

Please note that a driving license is essential for this position.

We are looking for a new Wellbeing Practitioner to join a team that will support a young man who will be moving to his own home for the first time.

This is an exciting opportunity to become a Wellbeing Practitioner. This team will be part of a training program that will support them to become self-organised.

Location: Morningside (SOT)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a female* Wellbeing Practitioner to join an existing team supporting a lady living independently in her own home. Please note that a driving license is essential for this position.

Location: Craigmillar (SOT)

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 07 June 2021

Overview:

We are looking for a Wellbeing Practitioner to join an existing team to support a lively young man who receives 24/7 support from Thistle. He is full of energy and life and needs someone similar to help him through his day. This position is either 1 x 39 hours or 2 x 20 hours per week.

The gentleman has autism and secondary delay syndrome. He is non verbal and will need support with all aspects of personal care. A driving license would be preferable but is not necessary.

Location: Broomhouse (SOT)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 June 2021

Overview:

We are recruiting a new team of Wellbeing Practitioners for someone that we have not started working with yet. We will need to recruit a balanced team to work with someone to support them to transition in to their own home as they have been in shared accommodation.