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Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
£25,847 - £26,787 per year pro rata
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Job Description

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 required to be registered with the SSSC (or be willing to register within 6 months from starting) and have a satisfactory PVG for working with Vulnerable Adults (or be willing to acquire one before taking up the post).

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

For more information or if you are interested in applying please email: or call 0131 270 5656

If you are interested in work at Highbank, please email

If you are interested in work at Cowan Court, please email


Position Title: Locum Care Support Worker

Directorate: Health and Social Care

Working from Home: No

Location: Newbyres Village Care Home, Highbank Residential Home or Cowan Court

Contract Status: Locum

Hours of Work: Variable hours negotiable with service

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


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 Protected 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 accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email 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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