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Galashiels Local Office Paton Street Galashiels Selkirkshire, TD1 3AS
£40,485.94 - £43,734.43 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 9A

Hourly Rate: £22.18 - £23.96

Salary: £40,485.94 - £43,734.43 pro rata per annum

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours: 17.5

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 workers to join our newly established Children Affected by Disability (CHAD) team. We have hours available in our Galashiels office and our Duns office. 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 allocations to this post holder's duties will be working with Children Affected by Disability or life limiting illness and their families.

We are looking for applicants with a sound value base, excellent communication and report writing skills who have a wide range of knowledge and understanding of supporting children and families in complex situations. Some knowledge of working with children affected by disability would be advantageous but not essential. It is essential that you have knowledge of Children and Families social work legislation, roles and responsibilities. In Scottish Borders we promote an open and trusting culture at all levels of the organisation with an supportive and accessible management team.

We prioritise staff wellbeing with regular supervision, manageable work loads and understanding the importance of a healthy work life balance. We also offer excellent continuous professional development and learning opportunities.


Professional Social Work Qualification.

Registration as a social worker with the SSSC.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

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