Hourly Rate: £20.92 – £22.59
Salary: £38,180.42 – £41,228.16 per annum ( pay award pending)
Contract Duration: Permanent
Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.
Scottish Borders Council are looking to recruit a highly motivated, qualified Social Worker to work as part of a specialist team charged with the task of delivery a high quality service to substitute carers (foster carers, kinship carers and prospective adopters).
In return we offer a supportive team environment, flexible working, commitment to continuous professional development and offer regular supervision and annual appraisal.
We offer a competitive salary, generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
Scottish Borders Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. We would like to hear from you if you are a team player, empathic, enabling and resilient with a ‘can do’, solution-focussed approach.
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.
Approved qualifications in Social Work e.g. Degree/Dip SW/CQSW/CSS.
Registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
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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