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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:  6th February 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.

Support for personable, inquisitive & friendly lady in Central South Mainland

Job reference: 1032

Date added: 6th February 2024

Looking for a PA for a personable, inquisitive and friendly lady in her 70s, who requires a small amount of support to maintain her personal care while living with a spinal condition, among several other health issues. She is a kind, trustworthy, and loyal woman, with good communication skills. 

HOURS REQUIRED

(1.75 hrs per week)

Monday - Friday mornings

3 days x 15 mins

2 days x 30 mins

Could potentially coordinate if PAs are working on existing packages in the area - small slots could fit in either before or after other visits. 

Prior care experience is desirable, as well as excellent communication skills. 

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

Saturday to Sunday rota basis vacancy for the right PA.

Job Reference: 1001

Date added:  6th February 2024

A weekend should be different from a week day - do you agree?

Could you make that happen? 

This young man’s desire to have a normal weekend includes a Saturday visit to the Karaoke at his regular pub and then Sunday brunch. He is looking for someone to join him as a PA working Saturday including a sleep-in then Brunch till about 2pm on the Sunday. 

Enhanced rates are payable for the right person making this a desirable opportunity. 

Are you a confident, resilient and relaxed person who wants to work on a weekend rota and support this young man to maintain his social circle.   

If this interests you then please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

Vacancy - Over 25 regular hours supporting a young man maintain his independence.

Job Reference: 1002

Date added: 6th February 2024

Could you support a young man to build his independence within his own home?

Are you someone who can build a relationship of support that brings the reward of seeing an individual’s confidence and life experiences grow. 

Are you someone who enjoys working on your own initiative to follow a clear plan of support?

He has a long standing small team and now you have the chance to join them. This is based in central Shetland.

With over 25 hrs a week including enhanced rates for sleep-in and weekend support on a rota. You will need to be experienced and resourceful using your skills to support meaningful activities based on this young man’s interests and ambitions.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA required for young man in Dunrossness

Job Reference: 1030

Date added: 6th February 2024

Looking for a Personal Assistant for an 18 year old young man in Dunrossness, 2 days a week

Wednesday - 9.30am - 4pm.

Thursday - 9.30am - 3.30pm

He likes going out for runs in the car, short walks and going to cafes for lunch.

He enjoys building with Lego, doing jigsaws, puzzles/books.

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: 6th February2024

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 - West Mainland Opportunity

Job Reference: 1035

Date added: 21st February 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.

Middle aged lady requires PA in Lerwick to go out socially

Job Reference: 1038

Date added: 6th February 2024

Looking for support for a middle aged lady in Lerwick to get out and about, she likes socialising - going to see a film, attending music concerts, swimming, going for a walk on a fine day.

3 - 4 hours a week are available

If this interests you please complete the application form below. 

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

PA in Lerwick for young man with a very lightsome personality.

 Job reference: 1033

Date added:  9th January 2024

Looking for a PA for a  young man 32yrs. Recovering from 20yrs of over medication, after brain injury, some limited physical disability he needs encouragement to overcome. Poor long term memory. Very high functioning. Good temperament. Socially isolated. Low confidence in his ability to be independent. Needs specialised workers to enable him in a way that gives him enthusiasm. Tiny steps forward are huge steps for him.

HOURS REQUIRED

2hrs - 1st Jan to 31st March 2024

The hours are flexible. I have a list of types of work and want people to apply who love that specific type of work. From the new year to the end of March I am running an experiment to see how well this will work for him.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR 5 PA's

Would you like a couple of hrs a week working with a high functioning but stuck in a rut young man, to help him get out if old behaviour and feel enthusiastic about something you enjoy. I'm going to employ 5 different people for my son for 3 months, to see if it works. I have 5 different activities so going to pick folk who really enjoy doing these activities. I'm hoping their love for the work will rub off on my son. Going to try this till March and see how it goes, starting after the new year. So it's also a smaller commitment if you don't want to sign up indefinitely. If you know anyone else would fit well with the list below please let them know of this opportunity.

The list is

1. Admin letters and appointments. 2 hrs

2. Batch cooking, planning food, shopping 3hrs

3. Exercise & Health 2hrs

4. Cleaning 2hrs

5. Hobby/Social (pool, darts, archery, or craft, join some team/group hopefully) 2 hrs

For special circumstances there will be up to 4 hrs more per month to use over all categories.

 

This young man has a very lightsome personality. He has waited a long time to be well enough to respond to the support offered. To create a change in him will be a very rewarding experience for anyone who works with him. He has had the patience of a saint and more but has been too medicated to function for 20 plus years. This has caused him to be stuck in rutts of behaviour. He can't see a way out. I'm hoping your love for any these types of work will enlighten him and make him see how he has the ability to do things himself with support, and help him see with new eyes he may eventually be capable of doing things on his own, just tiny steps at a time. If there's 20 steps to independence, getting him to move up 1 is something to be rewarded. You as well as him.

 

Experience is good but not particularly necessary. Advice and instructions will be given. Ability to listen and follow instructions and to not try to push the stream. What I want most, is persons who enjoy doing a particular type of job. Who like paperwork or cooking or exercise etc. Maybe someone in a pool team who can take him with them to practice or loves a clean house and might suggest how his house can be better laid out for him. Even design and paint a wall with him. I'd like him to see everything through the eyes of enthusiasm and enjoyment, as that is the complete opposite of what his experience has been up to now. He's just been sedated to the point of catatonic for many years. Hopefully now he's on new medication he will be ready to move forward.

If this interests you please complete the application form below.

Please make sure to include the job reference stated above.

Please complete this form to apply

REFERENCES

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