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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£36,117 - £39,489 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description


The Learning Disability Team are looking for a qualified social worker to join the established team. Ideally, applicants will have some experience working with this service user group in a Health or Social Care setting and some general experience working in the community.

You should have an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities and a working knowledge of community care and Adult Protection principles. You will have good communication skills (both verbal and written); the ability to assess and review the needs of individuals; to prioritise workloads; case management; to manage your time effectively; meet challenges and use your initiative/work autonomously when required.

You should have good negotiating and problem solving skills; the ability to build good, trusting relationships with supported people, colleagues and other professional staff; have a history of honesty and integrity and be an effective team member. You will have the confidence to challenge and manage conflict/concern.

A degree in Social Work and registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker is essential. A Diploma in Social Work with SSSC registration as a social worker is an acceptable alternative.

The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update/check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Midlothian Council.

CLOSING DATE - Wednesday 12th October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - Monday 24th October 2022

Job advert

Position Title: Social Worker (Learning Disability Team)                       

Directorate: Heath & Social Care                        

Location: Fairfield House                                      

Contract Status: 12 months Fixed Term

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00, Friday 09:00 – 15:30           

Weeks per year: 52

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum salary for this position is £36,117.53 per annum.

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will normally be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.


Regulated Work with Children

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and Adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit  

Additional information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.