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Hospital Link Carer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £31,842 – £32,821 pro-rata
  • Haddington / hybrid
  • Closing 5th April 2024

  • Advertised from 15th March 2024
  • 21 hours per week


Carers of East Lothian is the local organisation supporting adults who care for family and friends. We have an excellent reputation, recently gaining recognition through the Carers Trust ‘Excellence for Carers’ Award, and currently have the contract to deliver adult carer services across East Lothian until June 2025, as well as additional one-year funding to employ a Hospital Link Carer Support Worker as a test of change. We are a Carer Positive Exemplary employer, as well as being Disability Confident Committed and a Living Wage employer.

The purpose of this post is to identify, support and signpost unpaid carers in a ward setting at East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington, ensuring carers are well placed to act as equal partners in care. In particular, the post holder will be expected to support carers to become more involved in planning for the future for people they care for, and to ensure the carers are aware how to access support once patients are discharged into the community. This post would work closely with ward staff and the multidisciplinary team to help ensure an effective, efficient and timely discharge of a patient with ongoing care needs to return to their place of home or place of rehabilitation with the necessary support in place, informed by the patient, their health care professionals, and their carer.

Application notes

Closing date is Friday 5th April at midday and we expect interviews to be held w/c 22nd April.

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