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The Thistle Foundation - Personal Assistants x 2 (female only)
Post: Personal Assistant (Support worker) Hours: 39 per week
Contract: Permanent - Part Time Salary: Starting salary £9.30 per hour (£18,860.40 per annum (pro-rata) Location: Thornton
The Thistle Foundation is looking for two female* Personal Assistants to support a young gentleman as he transitions to his new home.
The client stated:
"I currently have a vacancy for X2 Female* Personal Assistant/Assistants to support me as I transition to my new home. I am a young man with a condition known as Friedreichs ataxia which is a degenerative condition. I need to have people around me who are confident, have outgoing personalities, and are keen to get involved and encourage me to build on my independence. Being a confident driver is a must as I enjoy visiting Edinburgh/Glasgow and and hope to travel further afield in the future. I require individuals who can provide full flexibility for this post.
I have a variety interests which include football, politics (left wing/independence), and current affairs. I also want to build on my daily living skills with being in my new home when able and fit to do so - on certain days I can be very lethargic and unable to do so. I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising with friends, etc. It would be ideal for me to start doing other activities with my support hrs and the hope is to embrace what life has to offer me. I’m open to suggestions of what these new ventures can be. I require support with my personal care.
I am great fun to be around and meeting the outcomes that I hope to achieve with your support. An adaptable person to support me is desirable as my needs can vary day to day so I can plan my activities, events and dreams.
Do you believe you can be that supportive person to help me make that move to my new home and new life as well as help me live independently?"
You will require good communication and social skills to work effectively with family and other members of a small team dependant on the service. The organisation is looking for someone with a warm and friendly personality, who can work professionally and use their own initiative. Experience working with individuals with neurological conditions is desirable but not essential. A driving licence is essential for this post.
Applicants must have, or be willing to work towards a qualification meeting the standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.
For a full job description and to apply for this post, click here. Applications close on 31 May 2021.
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact [email protected]