Social Care Worker (predominantly nights) - Fernlea Care Services - SIC04583

  • Job Reference: 00086050-1
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Employer: Shetland Islands Council
  • Location: Whalsay
  • Salary: £11.65 to £14.82 Per Hour
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

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The 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; and
  • Adults with mental ill-health

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

  • The grade of this post is G - Please note this post has been amended to a G grade post only
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.1576
  • Permanent Part Time post for 10.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year 
  • This post is predominantly based in the care centre, however there may be occasions which require you to complete shifts within care at home 
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check 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.

This post is based at Fernlea Care Services, Whalsay, Shetland. 

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Elaine Laurenson, Team Leader, on 01595 745182, or email

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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