Throughcare Support Worker - Galashiels

Scottish Borders Council


£29,821 to £32,522 per annum Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: SBO05561

Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: £16.34 - £17.82

Hours:  17.5 per week
Salary: £29,821.93 - £32,522.92 pro rata per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Purpose

The Throughcare & Aftercare Team is a multi-agency team based in Galashiels. The prime task of the post holder will be to provide a high quality service to young people who are subject to Continuing Care or are in receipt of Aftercare having been “looked after” by Scottish Borders Council’s Children and Families Social Work Service.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our highly motivated team. A commitment to a person-centred approach is essential.


HNC/SVQ3 in Social Care or Childcare and Education, or considerable experience and a commitment to undertake such training.

Previous experience of working with young people in a support role
Experience of working collaboratively with a range of statutory, voluntary and independent agencies.

*A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. SBC's e-car scheme is available.
*If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driver's 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  Stewart Simpson by emailing;  tel on 01896 662799.

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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