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Carer Support Practitioner (South East Edinburgh)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,549
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st September 2022

  • Advertised from 31st August 2022
  • 30/36 hours per week (with regular evening and occasional weekend work). Salary pro rate for part time. 32 days paid leave plus 6 public holidays.


VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced support work practitioner to join its busy and expanding Edinburgh team providing casework support to carers. The post holder will support carers living or caring in the South East of Edinburgh to plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing and their personal development. There will be particular focus within the role on improving the health and wellbeing of carers and an expectation to work in partnership with other agencies to deliver carer supports. Applicants will evidence excellent people, and communication skills, casework and person-centred support work.

VOCAL is a carer-led organisation and provides a wide range of services to support unpaid carers in their caring role. The post-holder will be expected to work as part of a team, improve outcomes for carers and maximise uptake of VOCAL services.

Applicants will evidence an excellent understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey. Excellent knowledge of health and social care, including key legislation and policy affecting carers, will be expected. Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.

Application notes

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Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to, or by post to HR, c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB. Please specify the post you are applying for in the title of the email.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and the post will be advertised until filled. We therefore advise early submission of applications. Previous applicants need not apply

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 September 2022, 5pm

Interviews: TBC