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Various Locations In Scottish Borders, TD6 0SA
£36,300.67 - £39,275.42 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade:  9A
Hourly Rate:  £19.89 - £21.52

Hours:  various available 35 hours & 17.5 hours
Salary:  £36300.67 - £39275.42 pro rata
Contract Duration: Permanent & Temporary posts

Posts available:  Please see attached Recruitment Profiles for further information

Social Worker - Long Term Team East (Duns & Hawick) 

Social Worker - Long Term Team West (Galashiels & Peebles)

Social Worker - Family Placement Team


Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council are looking to recruit  highly motivated, qualified Children & Families Social Workers to a number of teams to support the  provision of good outcomes for children and young people.

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.

The service firmly believes in the power of strength based relational Social Work and its members will hold the ability to address behaviours linked to, or because of, adult and childhood trauma and compromised child/parental relationships and capacity.
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.



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.

Experience of working with children, families, young people and carers, including statutory work and challenging behaviour

Informal Enquiries

Please see relevant Recruitment Profile for informal enquiries details.

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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