Hourly Rate: £20.92 – £22.59
Salary: £38,180.42 – £41,228.16 pro rata per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary maternity cover until 01 September 2023 or earlier return of the post holder.
Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.
We are offering an exciting opportunity to join an extremely enthusiastic and creatively thinking team. Having responsibility for statutory long term social work, there is a huge variation in the work undertaken which means there are no two days the same.
The team consists of a healthy mixture of experienced and newly qualified staff. We are a supportive and nurturing team operating across the West localities of Scottish Borders. We work closely with our partner agencies and are afforded the opportunity to establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, service users and professionals across the service as a whole.
Degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW, CSS.
Registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Up-to-date understanding of the key issues and relevant theoretical background facing professional children and families social workers, particularly related to child protection and looked after children.
A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for the 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 this post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.
Informal enquiries may be made to Sheona Newton by telephone on 01721726310 or by email at [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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