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Duns Area Office, 4-8 Newtown Street, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3DT
£25,752.18 - £28,526.18 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: 7A
Hourly Rate: £14.11 - £15.63
Salary: £25,752.18 - £28,526.18 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent


Role Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic social work assistant, to join a busy children and families social work team based in Duns. The role includes supporting children and families through direct work; supporting social workers with assessments; supervising contacts between looked after children and their parents, siblings and other relatives; as well as other tasks. You may carry a caseload and will need to work to progress plans to improve the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people. 

Where this is a requirement for the successful candidate to work from home as part of the role  you will be provided with the necessary IT equipment by the Council, however, you will be responsible for the provision of any required furniture.


HNC/SVQ 3 in Social Care, Child Care and Education OR considerable experience with an undertaking to engage in relevant training.

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 can be made to either Matt Thomas or Wendy Gillespie by emailing matt, or or by telephoning 01361 886115


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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