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Galashiels Area Office Paton Street Galashiels Selkirkshire, TD1 3AS
£22,360.59 - £23,749.67 per year pro rata
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Job Description

We are looking for Support Workers who care about making every moment matter.

An excellent opportunity has arisen within Adult Social Care to recruit Support Workers with the offer of temporary shared accommodation in a newly built development in Galashiels.

Candidates interested in working full-time within Adult Social Care will have the opportunity to access 1, 2 or 3-Bedroom accommodation for up to 6 months. Scottish Borders Council will also assist in helping you find longer-term housing opportunities throughout this period.  Properties will be shared with fellow key workers providing an excellent opening to meet and connect with other Key Worker’s also new to the area.

We would also consider applications from couples and families subject to property availability.

The accommodation offers easy access to the services and amenities of Galashiels, with major roads and public transport links close by. The properties will be newly fully furnished and have access to a private or communal garden - all at an affordable price.  

Payment of rent and Council Tax will be deducted directly from your monthly salary. Costs range between £300 - £585 per calendar month dependent on allocated property. This is inclusive of Council Tax.

Please see below for further details about the role:

Job Title: Support Worker

Location:  Galashiels

Hours: Full 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!

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


Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Mark Williamson on


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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