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Galashiels Local Office Paton Street Galashiels Selkirkshire, TD1 3AS
£29,992.20 - £33,021.70 per year pro rata
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Position Type:
Full Time, Part Time
35 hours per week
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Job Details

Grade: 7A


Hourly Rate: £20.92 - £22.59


Salary: £29,992.20 - £33,021.70 pro rata per annum


Contract Duration: Permanent


Please note there is various posts available and these posts may be filled on a full time, part time or job share basis. In Duns, Galashiels, Hawick and Peebles.


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


Role Purpose

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Social Work assistants to join our newly established Children Affected by Disability (CHAD) team.


Social Work assistants play a very important role in supporting colleagues and families. We have vacancies in our offices in Duns, Hawick, Galashiels and Peebles. These hours can be full time or part time.


The prime task of the post holder will be to effectively and efficiently provide a high quality service to children and families.


The main focus of the post holder's duties will be working with Children Affected by Disability or life limiting illness and their families.


As a member of Children & Families Social Work Service, Social Work Assistants will work to ensure, wherever possible, that children and young people experiencing diffuclties are helped to remain in their own homes and local communities, wherever this is consistent with their safety and welfare. You will be part reviewing plans for children who are accessing support and services assessed as required for their individual needs. You may be involved in supporting social workers with parenting assessments. You may be allocated 1:1 work with Children and/or their parent's.


You will ork with families in their home and in the local community. The post holder will be required to work with children on the Child Protection Register and those who are Looked After and Accommodated and their families / carers. As well as with families and children to prevent the need for statutory involvement.



HNC/SVQ 3 in Social Care or Childcare and Education
OR considerable experience and a commitment to undertake such training

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Jan Coupe by telephone on 03001001800 or by email at


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.


  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage