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APPLYING FOR A JOB

Please be aware that Shetland Community Connections DO NOT employ the PA. 

We (Shetland Community Connections) merely try to encourage opportunities for those with a Direct Payment package to find out about people who are available for work.

We forward your application onto the employer, it is then up to the employer if they decide to proceed with your application.

A Personal Assistant is employed by the family with a Direct Payment arrangement. They are the Employer and they are responsible for offering you a contract of employment.

Please note that Employers will have different approaches to recruiting people, Shetland Community Connections would recommend during the recruitment process that employers get 2 references, one being from your most recent employment/position, check the SSSC register and carry out a PVG before offering you employment.  Shetland Community Connections can offer employers support with this if needed.

There is a PA Network Scotland who can give advice to people who sign up (sign up is free). They would be the people to ask if you are unsure about contracts or other employment issues as they can offer you independent advice.

www.panetworkscotland.org.uk/ - this website offers a lot of advice and information. They also have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PANetworkScotland/

There is also a closed Facebook group for Shetland PA Employers and PA's if you would like to join, here is the link: www.facebook.com/groups/124884798178486

NOTE FOR EMPLOYERS
If you are an employer looking to advertise your vacancy on here please visit: Advertising for a PA job and complete the following forms. We will be in touch to confirm your advert.

PA required for elderly couple in South Mainland

Job reference: 1031

Date added:  21st May 2024

Looking for a PA for an elderly lady with Alzheimers amongst other medical conditions, also to support her husband with shopping and getting to appointments.

APPROX 32 HOURS PER WEEK

Morning 9.00am - 12.30pm

Evening 21.30 - 22.30

Requires support with managing personal care in the morning & evening.

Support to help prepare occasional meals & some cleaning within in the house.

This couple would love to stay together in their own home - if you can help make that happen please get in touch.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA required in Lerwick for young man.

Job Reference: 1041

Date added: 21st May 2024

We are looking to add to our small team of PA's for a young man with an Acquired Brain Injury who lives in his own tenancy in Lerwick.

We are looking to cover 2 shifts immedietly - Tuesday & Wednesdays between 3pm - 7pm.

This shall lead to 4 more days from early June onwards.

These hours naturally cover the main meal time of the day for him so assistance with food preparation is essential.

A car owner is essential and a person comfortable with dogs.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

Energetic PA required in Brae

Job Reference: 1039

Date added: 21st May  2024

Looking for an energetic PA for a 7 year old boy with ADHD & ASD in the Brae area.

Support is required for activities outwith his home.

He enjoys exploring the environment, being outdoors and physical activites such as going to the beach, parks and the swimming pool.

He is non-verbal and personal care is required.

Hours - Friday afternoons, Saturday & school holiday times are available. 

Candidates should be physically able to take part in energetic activities.

Driving licence is essential.

If this interests you please complete the application form below. 

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

Female PA required in Ollaberry for support with everyday living skills.

Job Reference 1029

Date added:  21st May 2024

Looking for a female personal assistant for an autistic lady in the Ollaberry area, experience in supporting individuals with autism is essential for this role.

This role would include social interaction, physical activities such as swimming & walking, runs out in the car and support to attend Ability Shetland groups.

Relief, holiday & sickness cover required - Monday, Tuesday & Fridays, 8am - 5pm.

The employer values & respects the staff and fully supportive and open to feedback with flexibility.

If this interests you please complete the application form below. 

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA in North Mainland for batch cooking

Job Reference: 1034

Date added: 21st May 2024

Lady in the North Mainland area is looking for a PA to support with shopping & batch cooking on a weekly basis.

4 hours per week.

A driver licence is essential as duties would include assisting with shopping and also to pick up click & collect orders from the supermarket.

Experience in cooking wholesome meals is required as you shall be batch cooking meals in advance.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA - West Mainland Opportunity

Job Reference: 1035

Date added: 21st May  2024

PA to support disabled lady to access Aqua Circuit classes at West Mainland Leisure Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays - early evenings.

Support required to lift manual wheelchair out of car and support her into facilities.  No support required in the pool.  After the class support to shower and return to the car.

Hours can be negogiated, however the support is set to class times with the maximum being 8 hour, however a PA could support on one day if that suited other commitments.

Driving licence desirable but not essential.

More details on application.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

Female PA required for young lady in Burra to attend activities

Job Reference: 1040

Date added: 21st May 2024

Female personal assistant required for 28 year old woman with a learning disability & epilepsy who lives in Burra.

She is a lovely young lady who has barriers to pursuing her interests, she is socially isolated so looking for an energetic PA to take her out and about to the gym and also to support her at a local horse riding club.

She loves art/craft activities & animals

Hours - 7 hours per week, to be split over 2 days - days & times can be flexible.

Attractive rate of pay

Experience of mild learning disability and epilepsy required, preferable someone of a similar age.

Driving licence essential.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA to support chatty young girl to go and about.

Job Reference: 1043

Date added: 21st May 2024

We are looking for a PA for 2 or 3 hours over the weekend or after school based just outside of Lerwick.

The support is for an 8 year old girl who is interested in visiting the museum, the cinema, going swimming or going out to the café.

She loves chatting away, playing board games and has a special interest in cows so if you can bring that into the session some how she would be delighted!

She wears splints and has no sense of danger so she needs someone who her parents can really rely on to make sure she is safe!

She can sometimes be anxious in loud or busy places so we need someone who can make her feel really safe.

If you would enjoy going on regular outings with this little girl to give her parents an opportunity to have a break then please apply.

The job is fairly flexible and potentially could be covered by more than one person so you wouldn’t necessarily have to do every weekend.

We will also be looking for some cover during the school holidays.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA support for sociable lady on Westside

Job Reference: 1044

Date Added: 21st May 2024

Looking for a Personal Assistant to provide support to an elderly lady on the Westside who enjoys social outings, she loves being in the company of others and is very sociable.

Responsibilities would include going for runs in the car to a café for a cuppa, accompanying her on short walks, also assisting with some personal care and meal prep is required.

16 hours per week, could be covered by more than one PA, can be very flexible, various shifts available - daytime, evenings, week days or weekends.

Driving licence essential.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

SL - yellow SL Logo Small Opportunities with Shared Lives Shetland 

Interested in Sharing your day? 

Shared Lives Shetland is a new small scale Adult 18+ support service operated by Shetland Community Connections and  registered with the Care Inspectrate.

We are recruiting for the right people who understand this highly personalised and matched support. This is a relationship based one to one service.

Sharing your connections and local knowledge to help an older person at risk of isolation or a younger adult to build their own connections by going out and about in their local area.

This is a different way of working which can fit with your current commitments. 

Interested to find out more ?

Complete the form below -  just add Shared Lives at the job number section or in the text. 

Or call - 745093   email -  sharedlives@shetland.org 

 We would love the opportunity  to chat about this opportunity and application process to see if its right for you and the people we support. 

Please complete this form to apply

REFERENCES

We require 2 references - one being from your most recent employer/position. These shall not be followed up until after interview stage.

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