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Carer Support Practitioner (South East Edinburgh)

  • Full time
  • £33,399
  • The postholder will based in the South East of the City and at VOCAL Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk (On site)
  • Closing 11th April 2024

  • Advertised from 28th March 2024
  • 36 hours per week over 5 days (including some evening and occasional weekend work) Contract: Permanent
  • 33 days paid leave plus 6 public holidays (pro rata)


VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian - seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Carer Support Practitioner to join its busy team to provide casework support to carers, with a specific focus on South East Edinburgh. 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.

Application notes

Download the person specification / job description, also available at Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to Alternatively, send by post to HR, c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB.

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Thursday 11 April 2024 at noon

Interview date: Monday 22 April 2024