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Thistle Foundation, EH16
Starting salary £22,084 (FTE) rising to £24,377 (FTE), plus £500 welcome payment
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
39 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Purpose

Our Wellbeing Practitioners 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

A young man who is supported on a 2:1 basis 24/7 by a team of 10 Wellbeing Practitioners has a vacancy. This position is for 39 hours per week, and waking nights are part of the service. The young man lives in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

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

About this opportunity

  • The young man lives in his own home and has a regular schedule of weekday activities that he requires support to attend. He has autism and a learning disability. He requires support with personal care but with the ongoing encouragement of his team he is learning to do more of this himself.
  • He is very active, loves listening to music, shopping, doing puzzles, going to the cinema, visiting the museum and other tourist attractions.
  • He loves being in his car and going places. He is very energetic, engaging but does require a consistent approach from the team, and support and structure to allow him to develop and benefit from a wide range of positive life experiences.
  • He uses PECS (symbols) to communicate and his team have developed an activities folder which has helped him to express more of his wishes, needs and choices on his own.
  • He helps his team with the housework and cooking.
  • His parents are close to him and visit regularly.

Previous experience is not necessary. Your personal values and your life experiences that you can bring to the role are more important. Thistle has a reputation of providing outstanding training and support that is ongoing throughout your career with us.

  • Do you have enthusiasm for supporting people expand their horizons and try new things?
  • Will you understand him and get to know his routine?
  • Are you responsible, respectful and able to use your initiative and work well with a team?
  • Are you motivated and able to remain calm and handle situations that this young man might find stressful?

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact

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Job ref: MT221