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Carer Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,183
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th February 2020

  • Advertised from 28th January 2020
  • 30-36 hours per week


VOCAL is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced support work practitioner to join its busy Edinburgh team providing casework support to carers. 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. Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to, or by post to Lisa Rice, VOCAL, Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Tuesday, 18th February 2020 at 5pm

Interviews: Monday, 2nd March 2020