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Social Care & Health Department Kelso Community Hospital Inch Road Kelso, TD5 7JP
£22,360.59 - £23,749.67 per year pro rata
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Position Type:
Part Time

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

We are looking for Support Workers who care about making every moment matter, regardless of qualifications or experience.

Job Title: Support Worker  
Location:  Kelso
Hours: Part Time 
Contract: Permanent 
Salary*: £11.59 - £12.31 per hour/ £22,360.59 - £23,749.67 pro rata per annum. 
Qualifications: SVQ2 or equivalent is desirable but not essential. You can earn whilst you learn!  
Training: All training is provided. 
Requirements: PVG Adults – we will do this for you! SSSC registered.  

‘Independence. Choice. Rights. Dignity. Privacy.’ 

We focus on these five principles to provide excellent care through a well-structured, meaningful and person-centred approach. 
We are looking for people who share our core values and can apply these to the work that they do. 

 The Role 

Providing person-centred practical and emotional support to empower the people we care for, as outlined in individual support plans.  

Promote the health and well-being of the people we support and ensure their needs are met in an inclusive way. 
Support, enable and involve service users in all aspects of their lives, including personal care, eating, drinking, and mobility if necessary. 

Be responsible for the safe administration of Service Users’ medication, following relevant training. 
Benefits of working for Scottish Borders Council: 

- Living Wage Employer 
- Access to Blue Light Card discounts and SBC Benefits 
- Access Local Government Pension Scheme 
- Paid training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications  

Take the first step towards your career in Adult Social Care by applying today! 

Interviews will be scheduled as and when applications are received. 

*Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria. 

Informal Enquiries

For any informal enquiries please contact Louise Brown (
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.