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Job Description


Working for the Council’s Home Care Service, you will provide direct personal care to older people in their own homes.

It is desirable you have experience of care work and preference will be given to candidates possessing an SVQ2 qualification in Social Care. The ability to respond to situations in a calm and flexible way is essential. Proven experience of caring for people with a range of complex needs; and experience of working without direct supervision in a situation requiring self-reliance is desirable, as is access to a vehicle for work purposes.


Position Title: Locum Care Support Workers

Position Number: Various

Directorate: Health & Social Care

Location: Various Locations in Midlothian

Contract Status: Casual

Hours of Work: Variable hours negotiable with service

Previous experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

Full training will be provided.

For more information or interested in applying please contact 

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 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

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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