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Carer Support Practitioner (short breaks)

  • Part time
  • £31,352 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2023

  • Advertised from 4th September 2023
  • 30 hours per week


VOCAL is the Voice of Carers across Lothian, a Scottish charity run by carers and for carers since 1994. We are looking for a Carer Support Practitioner to join the team at our busy Edinburgh Carer Hub.

The postholder will support carers to identify their personal outcomes and needs, and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing and their personal development, with a particular focus on accessing short breaks to meet outcomes.

Applicants will have a sound knowledge of health and social care issues, the impact caring can have on individuals, the needs and situation of carers and a demonstrated commitment to supporting carers.

Additionally, applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the range of supports which may alleviate the impact of caring and build carer confidence and resilience.

Application notes

Download the person specification / job description.

Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to or by post to HR, VOCAL, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Thursday 28th September, noon

Interviews: Tuesday 10th October