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Ref no:
Shetland (see advert), ZE1 000
£11.66 - £14.83 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time

This position has expired.

Advertisement Details

Assertive Community Transitions Service and Newcraigielea have various Temporary and Permanent Social Care Worker Positions available.

Hours of work vary and are between 7.5 up to 37 hours per week.

Please note this includes permanent 30 hour per week post.

All hours of work and length of any temporary contacts will be discussed and established as part of the Recruitment process.

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop a Career in Social Care?

Or perhaps you are considering returning to work in Social Care?

If so Adult Services would welcome an application from you for one of our current opportunities.

Community Health and Social Care/Adult Services are recruiting individuals to join existing care teams in Lerwick supporting adults living with learning disabilities and autism.  There are various positions and hours of work available.  Some of these posts are permanent and others are temporary.  There will also be openings to gain Relief work.  Opportunities are available to support Adults with daily living in their own homes, in day care settings and in residential care settings. 

Whilst we value previous experience, this is not essential.  We recognise that many potential applicants will have no previous formal experience in care work.  However, they will have the required transferable skill to successful begin a career in the caring profession.   Support will be given to these individual.  Both during the application process and in the initial stages of employment. 

Working within the Social Care Sector can bring great satisfaction for both staff and customers. So, if you are interested in working with people, have good interpersonal and communications skills, and a fair degree of personal resilience then Adult Services would welcome your application.

Whilst completing the application please refer to the document in the application pack, Person Specification guidance for applicants to posts within Adult Services

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

Please follow the link(s) below for further information -

Additional Information

This vacancy is being advertised as a Career Graded post, which is a career development opportunity. This means that the Council is committed to supporting the successful candidate to obtain the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to become fully competent in the role. Please see the Career Grade document attached to this advert that outlines the entry level requirements for the job and the expected career progression route.  The successful candidate will be supported to become fully competent in the role and progress through the career grade. Where there is a requirement to achieve a qualification, this will be fully funded by the Council.

  • The grade of this post is F/G/H
  • This post is career graded - your salary and career progression will depend on your experience and qualifications
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.1732 per hour
  • Permanent & Temporary Full Time & Part Time posts, 52.18 weeks per year 
  • Preferred 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 made
  • The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 12 months of the agreed start date
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

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.

These posts are based in Lerwick.

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Robbie Simpson, Team Leader on 01595 744463 or e-mail

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

If you’re a kind, compassionate person who’d like to make a difference to people’s lives, then social care could be the right career for you.

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