Hourly Rate: £14.39 – £15.94
Salary: £26,263.18 – £29,091.93 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 07 March 2023
Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.
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 temp term of 9 months for 35 hours per week. 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 of Community Care Assessor will primarily have a workflow that incorporates a lower level of risk and work on you would be working on the premise of preventative reablement. The post is open to candidates with an SVQ in Social Care and Health and ideally you will have some experience of locality social work service but we will also consider candidates with suitable experience.
Numeracy skills at Standard Grade or equivalent; English at a Higher Grade or equivalent.
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.
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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