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Personal Assistant in Kirkwall

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Orkney
  • Closing 29th March 2024

  • Advertised from 13th February 2024
  • £14 per hour (£10.90 + £3.10 Orkney distant island allowance).


Enable are looking for personal assistants to support across some of the services in Orkney.

We are looking for personal assistants to help the people we support get the best out of life

We are currently looking for personal assistants on a Full time, Part time and Sessional basis.

Enable can offer a variety of different hours-based contracts or a sessional based contract. We have a variety of services that provide different shift times, these can be flexibility around school hours and other commitments. We person match our staff to the people we support based on values and similar interests.

Our current shift times vary to meet the needs of the service, but these can range from short shift during the day to a 15-hour day with a pay by hour sleepover and are spread across a 7-day week.

The role of a personal assistant is supporting people from the comfort of their own homes in the community, our personal assistants regular support the people we support to enjoy take-away nights, baking, cooking, and catching up with films/tv shows. The people we support enjoy playing games, completing jigsaws and have a general natter to catch up on the local community. Personal assistants also support people out into the local community, attending local social events, visiting various restaurants and local cafes and have a browse around the shops. Our personal assistants also support with meet ups with friends and family as well as attending local groups and clubs such as swimming, walking football and many many others!

Enable offer a supportive team environment as well as being able to express on an individual basis by providing personalised support. We recruit based on values and transferable skills and bespoke match you with the supported individual based on this! We are looking for dedicated and motivated personal assistants within the local Orkney community.

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support individuals to get the most out of life and become an inclusive member of society; then please apply now!

ENABLE Scotland needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

You don’t need experience in care to start your social care career with ENABLE Scotland. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!

About You

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to adapt your communication style in order to develop successful and enjoyable relationships with the people we support.
  • The commitment to work with individuals through their personal support plans to ensure people achieve their goals and outcomes and celebrate their successes.
  • A positive and flexible outlook to your work and be able to work on your own and as part of a team.

If this is, you, then please click the link to apply now. Every person we support has their own hobbies and interests, likes and dislikes, which is reflected in our person-centred recruitment processes. So, please give us as much detail about you to allow us to carry out our bespoke matching service.

About Us

At Enable we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities.

We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:

  • Health cash plans providing a wide range of health benefits to help people cover the cost of their everyday health care.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loans*
  • Starting a career with Enable is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

Enable is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

*Terms and Conditions Apply

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