Hourly Rate: £19.50 – £21.31
Salary: £35,588.92 – £38,892.17 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 01 March 2022.
Do you fancy a change? Why not consider coming to work every day in the beautiful surroundings of the Scottish Borders. The post holder would be based in the Galashiels team incorporating a mix of home and office working.
Easily accessible by both road and Borders Railway with access to pool cars. We are an enthusiastic and friendly team with supportive management and regular supervision. We are looking at new ways of engaging with the community and taking a more preventative approach, e.g.: Community Led Support and Integration with Health. We are looking for candidates with transferrable skills to be able to work closely with statutory and voluntary teams to provide the best service for service users. You will need to have the highest professional standards, be emotionally mature, have a strong desire to help others and be able to show dignity and respect to all people. Opportunities for further training and development are available and supported through the supervision process.
This post is being offered is a fixed term of 1 year for 35 hours per week. There is a possibility of the post extending. This offers a great opportunity within a very supportive and lively team working within commuting distance of Edinburgh and surrounding areas. The post holder would benefit from being part of a busy and skilled adult social work/occupational health locality team who undertake a range of statutory social work, adult support and protection investigations/casework, as well as complex care management. The post is open to those with a registered qualification in Social Work , Nursing or Occupational Therapy.
We would welcome applications from experienced practitioners but would consider newly qualified candidates with suitable experience.
Where this is a requirement for the successful candidate to work from home as part of the role you will be provided with the necessary IT equipment by the Council, however, you will be responsible for the provision of any required furniture.
Registration with the relevant professional body: Social Work, Nurse, Occupational Therapist.
2 years post qualifying experience in relevant field.
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary context.
A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.*
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.
Informal enquiries can be made to Sean Dunn by tel 01835826743 or email [email protected]
Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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