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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£38,058 - £41,458 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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A vacancy has arisen for a Social Worker in Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership’s Adult Support and Protection Team.  The team work closely with colleagues in the other specialist teams within Adult Social Work including Older People, Learning Disability, Physical Disability/Long Term Conditions, Community Mental Health, Substance Use and Duty.

It is essential that the successful candidate will be a qualified Council Officer having completed Adult Support and Protection Level 3 training. The successful candidate will bring recent experience of ASP work which should include assessing whether or not the adult meets the definition of an adult at risk of harm. The ASP Team receive referrals from a range of sources including Police, NHS, Scottish Fire and Rescue and members of the public. The pace of work can fluctuate and the successful candidate will be able to work effectively under pressure and be self-motivated to maintain their records to the agreed standard and complete required paperwork within relevant timescales.

The team comprises of a Team Leader, three Social Workers and a Community Care Assistant who support Council Officers with inquiries into the adult’s finances, property and assets. The successful candidate will need to work well in a small, supportive team where there is an emphasis on developing the team’s experience of the application of ASP legislation. They will need excellent communication skills and be able to engage with clients who present with a wide-range of issues. 

The post holder will be based in Fairfield House but in the current climate the team members are able to work at home with the agreement of the Team Leader.



A recognised qualification in Social Work and registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker.


ASP Level 3 Council Officer training and have practiced as a Council Officer.



Strong knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and timescales. The successful candidate will have an understanding of Adult Support and Protection, including the definition of an adult at risk of harm, and how this translates into practice.



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CLOSING DATE: 12 October 2023 

INTERVIEW DATE: 19 October 2023 

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Social Worker - Adult Support and Protection Team

Directorate: Health and Social Care

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday, 7 hours 12 minutes per day 

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Council’s 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 £38,058.00 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.

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