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Carer Support Practitioner (South East Edinburgh)

  • Full time
  • £27,986
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2020

  • Advertised from 16th October 2020
  • 36 hours per week (with regular evening and occasional weekend work)
  • 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

Download the person specification / job description, also available at Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to, or by post to Lead Officer Carer Support (Edinburgh), c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB.

Please specify the post you are applying for in the title of the email.

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Tuesday 10th November 2020, 5pm