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Cowan Court, 1 Pentland Way, Penicuik, EH26 8BF
£21,208 - £22,128 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description


This is an exciting opportunity to work within Cowan Court Extra Care Housing. Cowan Court is an independent living setting in which tenants can receive either care & or housing supports to maintain their independence..

The jobholder would benefit from holding  an SVQ2 in Care, Direct Care or equivalent. If the jobholder does not have this qualification they may obtain once in role within 3 years.  S/he will be encouraged and assisted to achieve such qualification via in-house training during their normal working day.  Registration with the SSSC is expected within 6 months of starting in post.

Jobholder must have basic literacy and numeracy skills to understand written instructions and be able to collect pensions, spend cash when shopping for clients etc.  S/he also requires domestic experience of undertaking a range of household tasks and be aware of the roles of other people in the provision of care eg relatives, friends, children other health professionals etc.   S/he will need to be able to work without direct supervision and have a responsible and self-reliant approach with the ability to respond to unplanned situations in a calm and flexible manner.

CLOSING DATE 15/08/2021

INTERVIEW DATE : Week Beginning 23rd August 2021         


Position Title: Housing with Care Support Worker                      

Directorate: Health and Social Care                                

Location: Cowan Court                              

Contract Status: Fixed term initially 6 months   

Hours of Work: 17.5 hours

Working Pattern: split shifts 8-14 & 19 -23

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 17.50 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £10,309.46 per annum.



Regulated Work with Protected Adults

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected 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  

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email 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.

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