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Thistle Foundation - Personal Assistant (Support Worker)
Post: Personal Assistant (Support Worker)
Hours: Contracted hours and pool hours available
Salary: £16,731 per annum pro-rata, (£8.25 per hour)
Thistle Foundation have a vacancy for a personal assistant to join a small dedicated team who support a lovely young man who lives in his family home in Kirkcaldy.
This young man has a full and interesting week doing things that he enjoys which include swimming, music and drama. He loves music and will always be happy to astound people with his knowledge and talent for naming songs and artists. He loves being out and about and to take beach walks after his classes and daily activities. It is important to this young man and his family that he has a full structured week and the person who supports him is able to offer support at a pace that suits him, this will keep him safe and allow him to grow and develop new skills and be included in his community.
A driving licence is required for this role as this young man has his own car. This role needs someone who can be flexible and sometimes work with short notice - there will be hours available weekly and the opportunity to work more hours when required. Pool workers support a core team and are fully included in all team meetings, team training sessions and have a full Induction training programme with the Thistle Foundation. Applicants must be available to travel to Thistle, Edinburgh for most of this training (travel expenses will be reimbursed). Staff require to have good communication and social skills to work effectively with families and other members of a small team. Are you flexible and responsive? Do you have what it takes to support individuals to achieve and maintain a great life?
You will receive excellent training on full pay and you will be eligible to apply for their fully funded SVQ and other benefits, such as a contributory pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme and Hospital Saturday Fund. Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Successful candidates will be subject to a PVG check which will be paid for by Thistle.
You can apply for this position online by clicking here.
Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2017.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted as an application.