Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Thistle Foundation

Thistle Foundation are looking to recruit Support Workers in Broomhouse, Edinburgh

Starting salary: £9.00 per hour (£18,252 per annum (pro-rata)

Job Ref: CL201

Hours: Various contracts available up to 37 hours

Duration: Permanent

Support is provided 24/7 and the shift patterns are as follow:

Daytime Support: 7.45am – 8pm

Additional Daytime Support: 8am – 8.15pm Waking

Nightshift : 8pm – 8am

Shifts will be on a rota basis decided by and agreed upon by the team.


We are currently looking for male or female personal assistants to become part of the team supporting a young man in his twenties. Support is provided on a 2:1 basis. He enjoys being involved in his daily support including his daily routines, housework, cooking and baking. He likes music of all genres, going for walks, playing and watching football, and going out in his car. He is very engaging with lots of energy. This young man requires a consistent approach from his team, in terms of support and structure to allow him to develop and benefit from a wide range of positive life experiences and to reduce situations that might bring about feelings of anxiety whereby this young man can communicate using behaviour that can challenge the team.

Experience in working with people with complex needs and Epilepsy awareness would be preferred but is not essential because Thistle provides outstanding training. If you have excellent communication skills, are creative, kind, understanding and able to develop positive relationships then this could be the perfect role for you.

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