Both posts will be based at VOCAL's Carers Centre in Eskbank.
Post 1: will deliver carer support across the East Midlothian area (Dalkeith and Eskbank, Easthouses, Mayfield, Danderhall, Pathhead, Cousland, Gorebridge, Newtongrange, Middleton, Fala and surrounding areas)
Post 2: will deliver carer support across the West Midlothian area (Penicuik, Auchendinny, Bilston, Rosewell, Roslin, Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Lasswade, and surrounding areas).
VOCAL is the Voice of Carers across Lothian, a Scottish charity run by carers and for carers since 1994. We are looking for two Carer Support Practitioners to join the team at our busy Midlothian Carer Centre in Eskbank. Each post will deliver carer support across different parts of Midlothian.
Postholders will extend the reach of VOCAL within local communities, supporting carer identification and removing barriers that may prevent carers from accessing support. Practitioners 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.
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.
Download the person specification / job description. Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to HR, VOCAL, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB
We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.
Closing date: Friday, 8 December 2023, 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday, 20 December 2023