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Carer Support Practitioner (Self-directed Support)

  • Part time
  • £33,399 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 16th February 2024

  • Advertised from 17th January 2024
  • 30 hours per week (including some evening and occasional weekend work)


VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian - seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Carer Support Practitioner to join its busy and expanding team to provide casework support to carers across Midlothian. The post holder will support unpaid carers to access person-centred support for their caring situation, health and wellbeing and personal development.

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 excellent people, and communication skills, casework and person-centred support work. Applicants will also demonstrate awareness 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. Good working knowledge of health and social care will be expected, with preference given to candidates with applied knowledge of self-directed support.

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: Friday 16th February 2024

Expected Interview date: Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th March 2024