Job Details

Grade: 7A
Hourly Rate: £14.39 – £15.94
Salary: £26,263.18 – £29,091.93 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 December 2022

We are looking for an Intensive Family Support Worker to join the Parental Employability Support Service within Scottish Borders Council. You will predominantly work with families who have experienced long-term poverty and unemployment.

Role Purpose

As a member of the Intensive Family Support Service you will work alongside colleagues in the Parental Employability service and predominantly work with families who have experienced long-term poverty and unemployment and provide family support, employability and support to alleviate poverty. You will ensure, wherever possible, that children and young people experiencing problems are helped to remain in their own homes and local communities, wherever this is consistent with their safety and welfare.

The post sits within the Parent Employability Project and operates Borders wide. The post holder will be required to work with families and children to prevent the need for statutory involvement.


HNC/SVQ 3 in Social Care or Childcare and Education
OR considerable experience and a commitment to undertake such training

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Donna Wood at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.