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Eric Gray Centre Kantersted Road Lerwick, ZE1 0RJ
£16.88 - £17.38 per hour
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Adult Services provides support to adults over the age of 16 years who have assessed needs. The people who use our services (individuals) have additional support needs associated with learning disability or autism and require support to continue to live independently in their own homes, to attend Day Support and meaningful activity or have short break respite.

Social Care Workers (Main Grade) are responsible for providing direct support to individuals in a variety of settings. This can include in their own home or supported tenancy, within Care Inspectorate registered services (supported vocational activity or short breaks) and in the community, enabling the individual to achieve their goals, identified priorities and personal outcomes.

The Social Care Worker role includes ensuring that individuals receive high standards of care and support to help retain their potential level of independence and dignity throughout their lives. This can include; intimate personal care, developing daily living skills, training, social activities and other meaningful activity in accordance with their identified needs and wishes, whilst supporting individuals, as far as possible, to avoid danger and harm.

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




Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is H
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.4202 per hour
  • 4 x Permanent Part Time post ranging from 22-29 hours per week, 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 6 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 Eric Gray @ Seafield, Lerwick, Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Connie Russell, Team Leader, Telephone 01595 745560 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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Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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