Job Details

Grade: 7A
Hourly Rate: £14.39 – £15.94
Salary: £26,263.18- £29,091.93 pro rata per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

An exciting new post in Children & Families Social Work Service has arisen supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.
The post holder will work within the Throughcare Aftercare Team and provide support across a range of areas for unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children and young people. The role includes support with accommodation/independent living tasks; finance; support in accessing education, training and employment; familiarisation with the local community; and, liaison with immigration services.

The post holder will be required to work with children and young people who are Looked After and Accommodated and with their carers, as well as working with young people whose immigration status is uncertain.


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 Stewart Simpson by telephone on 01896 662799 or by email 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. 

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