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Carer Support Worker (Parent Carers)

  • Part time
  • £24,775 – £27,428 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 22nd July 2019

  • Advertised from 1st July 2019
  • 17.5 hours per week. Very flexible working and 6% matched pension


Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) is the leading local support organisation for people who are looking after friends or family who are frail, disabled or who have chronic health problems. We have an excellent reputation and are looking to further develop our committed team and the support we offer carers.

You will be responsible for providing person centred support primarily for parents caring for children with additional support needs.

The post requires a good understanding of health, additional support for education and social care issues along with experience of and a real commitment to supporting people to achieve the outcomes they prioritise. You must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be comfortable in the use of IT and have the ability to organise and manage a complex workload. In return we offer a good salary, very flexible working arrangements and a chance to make a real difference to peoples’ lives. PVG scheme membership is essential as is the ability to drive and access to a car. This post is funded for one year initially but with the expectation that they will be extended. CoEL is based in Musselburgh but moving to offices in the new Community Hospital in Haddington in September.

CoEL is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date is 22nd July 2019 at midday and interviews for both post will be held during week commencing 29th July in Musselburgh.