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Randall House, Macmerry Business Park, Macmerry, EH33 1RW
£33,067 - £37,246 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Days and hours of work:
Monday-Friday (flexi time)
To start asap

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Social Worker to work alongside colleagues in East Lothian's Substance Misuse Service within the Esk Centre, Musselburgh.

This particular role takes a multi-disciplinary approach to providing substance misuse intervention to service users with opiate, non-opiate and alcohol misuse difficulties. The service has an ambition to promote recovery and the long term wellbeing that individuals can achieve with the support of the service and from within their local community.

The post holder have knowledge of the drug and alcohol policy context and be able to work with vulnerable adults - including those who have transient and unstable lifestyles. The nature of this post requires a high level of partnership and collaborative working across a range of teams and services.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of how substance use impacts on clients and the community. They should also be familiar or willing to become familiar with the recovery process that clients in the service go through.

It is important that the post holder has the ability to work with professionals from different agencies e.g. health professionals and voluntary organisations, adult and children social work teams to ensure that the health and social care needs of service users are met through joint assessments and care plans. 

Anyone wishing to have an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Sarah Crichton, Team Manager - 

Job Details

To provide an effective service to service users and carers, promoting a high standard of practice, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Essential: Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration

Driving Licence
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG/Disclosure Requirements
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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