North Lanarkshire Disability Forum
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum

Charity registered in Scotland SC048242

North Lanarkshire Disability Forum is a user led organisation, providing up to date information on Disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire.

Current vacancies

Community Connector

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £29,000
  • North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, 41-42 Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1TP (On site)
  • Closing 7th June 2024

Role Purpose and Background

Community Solutions is an exciting, respected and effective partnership programme which supports community and voluntary organisations to improve people’s wellbeing, promote equality and provide support to vulnerable people across North Lanarkshire by:

• funding 6 locality host organisations to facilitate joint working at local level, including sharing information and good practice; identifying priority needs; managing allocation of small grants through a Locality Activity Fund and promoting other funds managed through the Community Solutions Programme

• funding over 200 local and/or NL-wide thematic projects on a wide range of issues including advocacy and self-directed support; carers support; children and young people; mental health and wellbeing

• supporting wider community engagement in the Community Solutions programme and health and social care integration

• promoting the Community Solutions values and approach to inform development of other health and social care services and, where appropriate, other services and initiatives that support wellbeing.

The Community Solutions programme was established in 2012 and now has recurrent annual funding of around £1.1 million from Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire (HSC-NL), plus additional funding from HSC-NL and other sources – with a current annual total of over £3 million.

With additional funding over the coming two years coming from:

• Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire Prevention and Early Intervention additional funding

• NHS Charities Together – Connecting Communities for Health: Investing in Lanarkshire’s Social Prescribing Network

• Macmillan Cancer Support – Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ)

The Community Solutions programme is piloting a new Improving Lives Initiative (ILI). In addition to increasing the resources to support the Locality Hosts and increasing the funding to distribute through the Locality Activity Fund; the ILI will also establish a team of Community Connectors to provide support to people who would benefit from informal community-based support and help accessing formal statutory support should they need it. The Community Connectors will signpost people to community supports provided by Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) Organisations and where appropriate link to statutory services such as Home Assessment Teams and Integrated Rehabilitation Teams.

The Community Connectors will be employed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF), which was established in 1991 by and for disabled people and their carers, and continue to be a user led organisation. NLDF provide up to date information on disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire. The ethos of NLDF is keeping people independent and in their home for as long as possible by empowering people with information, access to appropriate supports and ensuring they know their rights.

NLDF are keen collaborators within Health and Social Care supporting individuals and their carers to contribute to consultations that matter to them such as National Care Service, devolved benefit consultations through Social Security Scotland, Strategy guidance on Self-Directed Support (SDS), and more local issues around supports for people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) such as accessing Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

NLDF currently has four projects providing practical supports around finances, social needs and carer breather sessions for people in North Lanarkshire to link into providing information, advice and wellbeing tools.

NLDF are Volunteer Friendly accredited and Living wage employers.

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Senior Community Connector

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £32,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 8th January 2024

Role Purpose and Background

The Community Solutions programme was established in 2012 and now has recurrent annual funding of around £1.1 million from Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire (HSC-NL), plus additional funding from HSC-NL and other sources – with a current annual total of over £3 million.

With additional funding over the coming two years coming from:

  • Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire Prevention and Early Intervention additional funding
  • NHS Charities Together – Connecting Communities for Health: Investing in Lanarkshire’s Social Prescribing Network
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ)

The Community Solutions programme is piloting a new Improving Lives Initiative (ILI). In addition to increasing the resources to support the Locality Hosts and increasing the funding to distribute through the Locality Activity Fund; the ILI will also establish a team of Community Connectors to provide support to people who would benefit from informal community-based support and help accessing formal statutory support should they need it. The Community Connectors will signpost people to community supports provided by Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) Organisations and where appropriate link to statutory services such as Home Assessment Teams and Integrated Rehabilitation Teams.

The Community Connectors will be employed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF), which was established in 1991 by and for disabled people and their carers, and continue to be a user led organisation. NLDF provide up to date information on disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire. The ethos of NLDF is keeping people independent and in their home for as long as possible by empowering people with information, access to appropriate supports and ensuring they know their rights.

NLDF are keen collaborators within Health and Social Care supporting individuals and their carers to contribute to consultations that matter to them such as National Care Service, devolved benefit consultations through Social Security Scotland, Strategy guidance on Self-Directed Support (SDS), and more local issues around supports for people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) such as accessing Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

NLDF currently has four projects providing practical supports around finances, social needs and carer breather sessions for people in North Lanarkshire to link into providing information, advice and wellbeing tools.

NLDF are Volunteer Friendly accredited and Living wage employers.

For more information on NLDF, please contact Lorraine on 01698 275710 or email Lorraine@nldforum.org.uk or visit our website at nldforum.org.uk

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Connector

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £29,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 8th January 2024

Role Purpose and Background

Community Solutions is an exciting, respected and effective partnership programme which supports community and voluntary organisations to improve people’s wellbeing, promote equality and provide support to vulnerable people across North Lanarkshire by:

  • funding 6 locality host organisations to facilitate joint working at local level, including sharing information and good practice; identifying priority needs; managing allocation of small grants through a Locality Activity Fund and promoting other funds managed through the Community Solutions Programme
  • funding over 200 local and/or NL-wide thematic projects on a wide range of issues including advocacy and self-directed support; carers support; children and young people; mental health and wellbeing
  • supporting wider community engagement in the Community Solutions programme and health and social care integration
  • promoting the Community Solutions values and approach to inform development of other health and social care services and, where appropriate, other services and initiatives that support wellbeing.

The Community Solutions programme was established in 2012 and now has recurrent annual funding of around £1.1 million from Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire (HSC-NL), plus additional funding from HSC-NL and other sources – with a current annual total of over £3 million.

With additional funding over the coming two years coming from:

  • Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire Prevention and Early Intervention additional funding
  • NHS Charities Together – Connecting Communities for Health: Investing in Lanarkshire’s Social Prescribing Network
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ)

The Community Solutions programme is piloting a new Improving Lives Initiative (ILI). In addition to increasing the resources to support the Locality Hosts and increasing the funding to distribute through the Locality Activity Fund; the ILI will also establish a team of Community Connectors to provide support to people who would benefit from informal community-based support and help accessing formal statutory support should they need it. The Community Connectors will signpost people to community supports provided by Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) Organisations and where appropriate link to statutory services such as Home Assessment Teams and Integrated Rehabilitation Teams.

The Community Connectors will be employed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF), which was established in 1991 by and for disabled people and their carers, and continue to be a user led organisation. NLDF provide up to date information on disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire. The ethos of NLDF is keeping people independent and in their home for as long as possible by empowering people with information, access to appropriate supports and ensuring they know their rights.

NLDF are keen collaborators within Health and Social Care supporting individuals and their carers to contribute to consultations that matter to them such as National Care Service, devolved benefit consultations through Social Security Scotland, Strategy guidance on Self-Directed Support (SDS), and more local issues around supports for people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) such as accessing Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

NLDF currently has four projects providing practical supports around finances, social needs and carer breather sessions for people in North Lanarkshire to link into providing information, advice and wellbeing tools.

NLDF are Volunteer Friendly accredited and Living wage employers.

For more information on NLDF, please contact Lorraine on 01698 275710 or email Lorraine@nldforum.org.uk or visit our website at nldforum.org.uk

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Engagement & Participation Network Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £32,000
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 8th January 2024

Role

NLDF (North Lanarkshire Disability Forum) is a user led charity operating within the heart of North Lanarkshire. We are passionate about supporting individuals and their carers living with long term condition and/or disabilities. Through our projects we offer information and advice on community supports, financial eligibility as well as form filling support, information on people’s rights and linking people into the right services.

We are part of the commissioned partnership to provide Administration of Engagement and Participation (Supported People) in North Lanarkshire, ensuring meaningful involvement including underrepresented groups. To support this core work we are now looking to add an Engagement & Participation Network Development Lead to join our senior team.

This role will be based within NLDF, and supported by the Partnership, this includes Lanarkshire Links, who support mental health service users and carers and Voice Experience Forum, who champion and promote the voices of older people. Through this Partnership we look to develop an effective network to ensure no care groups are left behind and those who want to engage and participate in their health, care and community, can do so in a way that is meaningful to them.

We have secured additional funds to offer a Growth Pot fund, this will be a fund available annually for organisations in NL, access to this will be via an application process. This is to support Engagement & Participation opportunities in NL, as Network Lead you will be expected to help develop, promote and facilitate application activity and associated support groups may need to apply.

About the role

Following a successful tender bid to Health and Care North Lanarkshire, NLDF, on behalf of the Partnership, are recruiting a senior position within the organisation. Reporting to the Project Manager as part of a management team approach, the E&P Network Lead will

  1. Develop and lead the delivery of key objectives as agreed by The Partnership in relation to supporting engagement and influence across North Lanarkshire and
  2. Facilitation of the E&P Network.
  3. Develop, promote and facilitate the Growth Pot.
  4. Have a key role in the operational delivery and development of the organisation’s key objectives through the Administration of Engagement & Participation (Supported people) commissioned by Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire, working closely with the Project Manager, the Partnership, our Board of Directors, and key partners.
  5. To contribute to the development of NLDF.

Person Specification

Essential/Desirable

Educated to at least HNC level (E)

Understanding of Engagement & Participation (E)

Commitment to positive community development (E)

Excellent communication skills (E)

At least 2 years related experience (E)

Can work as a team, partnership and network (E)

Driving licence (E)

Must be able to critically think and reflect on own practice(E)

Knowledge of Salesforce (D)

Knowledge of North Lanarkshire localities (D)

North Lanarkshire Disability Forum offer an 7% contributory pension and is committed to supporting a positive work‐life balance by providing suitable alternatives. 12 public holidays and 25 days annual leave (pro rata).

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Cost of Living Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 6th November 2023

Purpose of Job:

We have successfully secured funding through The National Lottery Community Fund for a Cost of living support officer to work on our Practical Assistance to improve Health and wellbeing (PATH) project and will be hosted and managed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF).

The project compliments and adds to existing local provisions by focussing one to one support for people who are worried about the cost of living crisis. We want to ensure they are better supported within their community and can access and manage support that maximises their assets and helps meet personal outcomes. We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our support system to those we already assist. These supports may be online groups, face to face in our office or at the persons home so you must be comfortable meeting disabled people and their carers from diverse backgrounds. The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone so often this will involve having conversations around practical and emotional issues about finances, you should be able to reassure and create a place to discuss the current climate and the issues for people including mental health, housing, employment, benefits and relationships. This role is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss and access practical support around cost of living issues in an informal way.

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Financial Administrator

  • Part time
  • £35,000 pro-rata
  • Based at 41-42 Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1TP with hybrid opportunities
  • Closing 6th November 2023

What is the role:

NLDF (North Lanarkshire Disability Forum) is a user led charity operating within the heart of North Lanarkshire. We are passionate about supporting individuals and their carers living with long term condition and/or disabilities. Through our projects we offer information and advice on community supports, eligibility for disability benefits as well as form filling support, information on people’s rights and linking people into the right services.

We are part of the commissioned partnership to provide Administration of Engagement and Participation (Supported People) in North Lanarkshire, ensuring meaningful involvement to underrepresented groups. To support this core work we are now looking to add a Financial Administrator.

As Financial Administrator you will be expected to monitor and coordinate the financial duties of our small but successful charity who has experienced exponential growth during 2023. Improving and overseeing the financial business of the charity. Supporting the line manager with monthly and adhoc reporting. Inspecting financial information. As part of this exciting work, we have secured additional funds to offer a Growth Pot fund, this will be a fund available annually for small organisations in NL, access to this will be via an application process, You will be instrumental in the financial implementation of the Growth Pot.

Duties of the role:

  • the collation of financial reports of a variety of funds for which have their own reporting templates.
  • Annual audit and responsible for OSCR update.
  • processing receipts, invoices and sales
  • inspecting financial information and gauging the charities performance
  • preparing and rolling out monthly account payments
  • ensuring the company adheres to industry-specific financial rules and regulations
  • maintaining weekly income and expenditure
  • preparing financial reports to outline company health using balance sheets and income statements
  • overseeing and improving the financial
  • creating monthly budgets for the organisation
  • Contributing to funding applications for the organisation
  • Supporting line manager and other relevant colleagues to prepare and present financial documents.
  • Ensuring multiple funding sources are managed
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of the Growth Pot and related business.
  • Other relevant duties as agreed by line manager

Person Specification

Essential/Desirable

Proficient in Sage accountancy package. (E)

Proficient in Excel (E)

Can work as a team, partnership and network (E)

Excellent communication skills (E)

Excellent organisational skills (E)

At least 2 years relevant experience (E)

North Lanarkshire Disability Forum offer an 7% contributory pension. NLDF is committed to supporting a positive work‐life balance by providing suitable alternatives 12 public holidays and 25 days annual leave (pro rata).

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Connector

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £29,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 22nd September 2023

Community Solutions is an exciting, respected and effective partnership programme which supports community and voluntary organisations to improve people’s wellbeing, promote equality and provide support to vulnerable people across North Lanarkshire by:

  • funding 6 locality host organisations to facilitate joint working at local level, including sharing information and good practice; identifying priority needs; managing allocation of small grants through a Locality Activity Fund and promoting other funds managed through the Community Solutions Programme
  • funding over 200 local and/or NL-wide thematic projects on a wide range of issues including advocacy and self-directed support; carers support; children and young people; mental health and wellbeing
  • supporting wider community engagement in the Community Solutions programme and health and social care integration
  • promoting the Community Solutions values and approach to inform development of other health and social care services and, where appropriate, other services and initiatives that support wellbeing.

The Community Solutions programme was established in 2012 and now has recurrent annual funding of around £1.1 million from Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire (HSC-NL), plus additional funding from HSC-NL and other sources – with a current annual total of over £3 million.

With additional funding over the coming two years coming from:

  • Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire Prevention and Early Intervention additional funding
  • NHS Charities Together – Connecting Communities for Health: Investing in Lanarkshire’s Social Prescribing Network
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ)

The Community Solutions programme is piloting a new Improving Lives Initiative (ILI). In addition to increasing the resources to support the Locality Hosts and increasing the funding to distribute through the Locality Activity Fund; the ILI will also establish a team of Community Connectors to provide support to people who would benefit from informal community-based support and help accessing formal statutory support should they need it. The Community Connectors will signpost people to community supports provided by Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) Organisations and where appropriate link to statutory services such as Home Assessment Teams and Integrated Rehabilitation Teams.

The Community Connectors will be employed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF), which was established in 1991 by and for disabled people and their carers, and continue to be a user led organisation. NLDF provide up to date information on disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire. The ethos of NLDF is keeping people independent and in their home for as long as possible by empowering people with information, access to appropriate supports and ensuring they know their rights.

NLDF are keen collaborators within Health and Social Care supporting individuals and their carers to contribute to consultations that matter to them such as National Care Service, devolved benefit consultations through Social Security Scotland, Strategy guidance on Self-Directed Support (SDS), and more local issues around supports for people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) such as accessing Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

NLDF currently has four projects providing practical supports around finances, social needs and carer breather sessions for people in North Lanarkshire to link into providing information, advice and wellbeing tools.

NLDF are Volunteer Friendly accredited and Living wage employers.

For more information on NLDF, please contact Lorraine on 01698 275710 or email Lorraine@nldforum.org.uk or visit our website at nldforum.org.uk

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This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker Cost of living

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

We have successfully secured funding through The National Lottery Community Fund for a Family Support Worker to work on our Practical Assistance to improve Health and wellbeing (PATH) project and will be hosted and managed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF).

The project compliments and adds to existing local provisions by focussing one to one support for people who are worried about the cost of living crisis. We want to ensure they are better supported within their community and can access and manage support that maximises their assets and helps meet personal outcomes. We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our support system to those we already assist. These supports may be online groups, face to face in our office or at the persons home so you must be comfortable meeting disabled people and their carers from diverse backgrounds. The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone so often this will involve having conversations around practical and emotional issues about finances, you should be able to reassure and create a place to discuss the current climate and the issues for people including mental health, housing, employment, benefits and relationships. This role is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss and access practical support around cost of living issues in an informal way.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Connector (self-directed support (SDS)

  • Full time
  • £24,720
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Community Solutions Programme which is the community capacity building and carer support arm of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire have secured funding through the Scottish Government Support in the Right Direction fund to develop a project supporting people to access social and community care as well as local community supports and services in North Lanarkshire. The project is hosted and managed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF).

The project compliments and adds to existing local social work provision by focussing one to one support for people who are not eligible for a social care budget to ensure they are better supported within the community and are able to access and manage support that maximises their assets and helps meet personal outcomes. This post will run until March 2024 with a possible extension (funding dependent) extending the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire.

We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our online groups and connecting people to other local resources, this involves having conversations aroundpractical and emotional issues about community supports, a place to discuss the current climate and the issues for people with or without an SDS budget around a particular issue or topic, e.g. mental health, housing, employment, gardening, art.

This role is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss issues in an informal way. The ideal person will also have experience of marketing and promoting projects to engage and encourage involvement of the target group.This post is subject to membership of the PVG scheme.

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Admin and Communication Support

  • Part time
  • £21,840 pro-rata
  • Motherwell (home working may be required depending on government Covid – 19 guidelines)
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

We are seeking an experienced administrator, whose role will be essential to the smooth running of the 3 projects under the NLDF umbrella. We are a small but busy team of 4, so we need a versatile worker who can work autonomously and as part of our team. You will be aware of disability issues in North Lanarkshire and the adversities people face. It is important to have a person-centred approach and a belief in disabled people’s rights.

Responsibilities:

  • General office duties such answering calls, meeting and greeting people who visit our office, data input.
  • To carry out the collation and organisation of the projects and the facilitation and booking of sessional work both internally and externally.
  • To keep NLDF Membership and Community resource databases up to date and the associated administration tasks, sending out welcome letters and badges to new members
  • Promotion of our organisation and projects on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, ensuring it is topical and up to date. Responding to online enquiries.
  • To work as part of the team you will be supporting other staff members to enable them to spend more time on core project work. This will help our organisation grow and develop its services, increasing awareness and support for those living with a disability in North Lanarkshire.
  • Liaising with members to ensure they are supported regarding the application process and promoting the organisation when the opportunity arising.

General:

Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures and values Work within agreed budgets and timescales. Carry out other duties as may be reasonably assigned from time to time. This job description is non-contractual and subject to change as the needs of the organisation change.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £16,000 pro-rata
  • This role will be office based (41-42 Civic Square, Motherwell) but home working may be required depending on government Covid – 19 guidelines.
  • Closing 18th March 2022

We are seeking an experienced administrator, whose role will be essential to the smooth running of the 3 projects under the NLDF umbrella. You will be a versatile worker who can work autonomously and as part of our team. You will be aware of disability issues in North Lanarkshire and the adversities people face. It is important to have a person-centred approach and a belief in disabled people’s rights.

Responsibilities:

  • To carry out the collation and organisation of the projects and the facilitation and booking of sessional work both internally and externally.
  • To keep NLDF Membership and Community resource databases up to date and the associated administration tasks, sending out welcome letters and badges to new members, promotion on social media sites and ensuring it is topical and up to date.
  • To work as part of the team you will be supporting other staff members to enable them to spend more time on core project work. This will help our organisation grow and develop its services, increasing awareness and support for those living with a disability in North Lanarkshire.
  • Liaising with members to ensure they are supported regarding the application process and promoting the organisation when the opportunity arising.

General:

Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures and values Work within agreed budgets and timescales. Carry out other duties as may be reasonably assigned from time to time. This job description is non-contractual and subject to change as the needs of the organisation change.

Qualifications:

Essential

  • Driving License and own vehicle

Desirable

  • Qualification in health / social care or ability to demonstrate relevant experience.

Knowledge/Experience:

Essential

  • Organisational skills
  • Communication, social media skills and experience
  • Plan and manage workload
  • Working with a diverse range of partners
  • MS365 packages Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint. Use of social media platforms.
  • Demonstration of ability to work collaboratively across health and social care and with service users and carers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, share knowledge and benefit from experience of others
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the Third Sector
  • Proactive approach to problem solving

Desirable

  • Event management and facilitation

NLDF (North Lanarkshire Disability Forum) are a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) funded by NLC to provide information and advice on disabilities and services available within North Lanarkshire and to represent the voice of disabled people and their carers.

Our projects focus on

  • Independent Living
  • Participation
  • Control
  • Choice of empowerment

Core Services include

  • Financial information on disability related benefits.
  • Knowing your rights, promotion of local consultations and supporting people to have their say
  • Self-Directed Support (Community focussed)
  • Identifying gaps in service and looking for ways to support individuals and/or carers in innovative ways
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Development Worker (self-directed support (SDS)

  • Full time
  • £24,706
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 21st January 2022

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Community Solutions Programme which is the community capacity building and carer support arm of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire have secured funding through the Scottish Government Support in the Right Direction fund to develop a project supporting people to access social and community care as well as local community supports and services in North Lanarkshire. The project is hosted and managed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF).

The project compliments and adds to existing local social work provision by focussing one to one support for people who are not eligible for a social care budget to ensure they are better supported within the community and are able to access and manage support that maximises their assets and helps meet personal outcomes.

This post will run until March 2023 with a possible extension (funding dependent) extending the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire.

We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our online groups and connecting people to other local resources, this involves having conversations around practical and emotional issues about community supports, a place to discuss the current climate and the issues for people with or without an SDS budget around a particular issue or topic, e.g. mental health, housing, employment, gardening, art. This role is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss issues in an informal way. The ideal person will also have experience of marketing and promoting projects to engage and encourage involvement of the target group. This post is subject to membership of the PVG scheme.

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This vacancy has now closed

Development Worker (self-directed support (SDS)

  • Full time
  • £23,987
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Community Solutions Programme which is the community capacity building and carer support arm of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire have secured funding through the Scottish Government Support in the Right Direction fund to develop a project supporting people to access social and community care as well as local community supports and services in North Lanarkshire. The project is hosted and managed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF).

The project compliments and adds to existing local social work provision by focussing one to one support for people who are not eligible for a social care budget to ensure they are better supported within the community and are able to access and manage support that maximises their assets and helps meet personal outcomes. This post will run until March 2023 with a possible extension (funding dependant) extending the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire. We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our online groups and connecting people to other local resources, this involves having conversations around practical and emotional issues about community supports, a place to discuss the current climate and the issues for people with or without an SDS budget around a particular issue or topic, e.g. mental health, housing, employment, gardening, art. This role is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss issues in an informal way. The ideal person will also have experience of marketing and promoting projects to engage and encourage involvement of the target group. This post is subject to membership of the PVG scheme.

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