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Highbank Residential Home 9 Bonnyrigg Road, EH22 3EY
£22,034 - £22,955 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Based at Highbank Intermediate Care, Eskbank, Dalkeith, you will provide personal care and respond to the social and emotional needs of older people requiring residential care, assessment and Intermediate care. This is an exciting opportunity to promote the reablement of clients using the service to support clients to work towards outcomes. You must have direct experience of residential care work or in a related field of caring for older people. A positive and caring attitude together with a commitment to supporting clients to maintain their independence in terms of choice is essential.

The Jobholder should be educated to at least SVQ level II in Social Care or a related subject and have practical experience working in a supportive role with clients delivering personal plans. They need to be able to work without direct supervision and have a mature and self-reliant approach with the ability to respond to unplanned situations in a calm and flexible manner.

The Jobholder is expected to be registered with the SSSC

The jobholder will undertake training specified within the Unit’s training & staff development plan in relation to administration of medication

Closing date: Wednesday 24th August 2022

Interviews : week beginning 5th September 2022



Job Advert

Position Title: Care Support Worker - Highbank          

Position Number: WAC240 

Directorate: Health and Social Care                           

Location: Highbank Intermediate Care                                        

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 20.06.2023   

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: 5-week rota including weekends      

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £22,034.57 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.