Independent Living Services (ILS, part of Mears Group), the community-based care at home company, is creating up to 50 new jobs in Aberdeenshire over the next six months.A range of full-time, part-time and shift worker vacancies are available in Banff, Turriff, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Old Meldrum, Ellon and Peterhead.ILS provides services on contract to Aberdeenshire Council and supports older people at home and disabled people of all ages. Services are also provided on a private basis to those who want to augment the care they receive through the council, or have other requirements for support.The new positions are a result of growing demand in the area for care at home services, which are becoming increasingly important due to an ageing population. The number of people aged over 75 is set to increase by 137% in Aberdeenshire by 2035, which is much higher than the Scottish national figure of 80%. (Source: National Records of Scotland). ILS can help to support older people to live in their own homes rather than in long-term residential care.Although previous experience is welcomed, it’s not necessary as ILS provides a full training programme in addition to ongoing support with the opportunity for career progression.Liz MacDonald, Service Manager for ILS in Aberdeenshire, said: “Our support workers come from all backgrounds and previous careers and many have found a huge change when they’ve come to work in this sector from elsewhere. They get an enormous sense of job satisfaction from working so closely with people in the community, and by helping them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.“We’re delighted to be expanding in Aberdeenshire in order to meet growing demand for these services, and would be happy to hear from people who want to make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.”As most of the new jobs cover rural areas, the majority of positions will require people who have a driver’s licence and car.ILS is a major, long established provider of care across Scotland, working in partnership with local authorities, as well as on a private basis. It provides care at home, predominantly for older people, but also for disabled adults, and support for children and families. It helps these people to remain within their own homes, and will assist with personal care, meal preparation, supervising a medication regime and other daily living tasks.Contact usAnyone interested in working for in can get in touch by calling ILS in Aberdeenshire on 0800 121 4896.Click here to search vacancies online.