Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £11.30 - £12.91 gross per hour
  • Shetland Islands


isement DetailsThe purpose of the job is to actively provide person-centred care in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines. To attend to the physical, social and emotional needs of the service users in your care, this could include;

Older people, including those with needs associated with dementia;Children and young people, including those with special needs;Adults with learning disabilities;Adults with physical disabilities; andAdults with mental ill-health in their own homes and/or in a residential, supported accommodation or day-care setting.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.1172 per hour1 x Temporary 10 hours per week - Predominantly nights G grade post, not career graded1 x Permanent 20 hours per week - F/G career graded postPreferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being madeThe successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start dateA relocation package does not apply to this postWe will pay interview expenses from within ShetlandThe successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory Pre-Employment Medical screening with our Occupational Health provider. During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Overtonlea Care Services, Levenwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Amanda Malcolmson, Team Leader, on 01595 745040 or email

If youhave a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

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