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Children and Young people's Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,308 pro-rata
  • Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 9th July 2023

  • Advertised from 12th June 2023
  • 17.5 hours a week, mornings. Permanent, initially for 12 months with extension dependent on continued funding being secured. £12654.06 plus flat rate payment for on-call.
  • Holidays – 43 days of which 9, including 6 Public Holidays, are fixed. 3% pension contribution. It is expected that a significant proportion of annual leave will normally be taken during school holidays.


To provide support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area. The posts are based in our office in central Cumbernauld and the postholders will deliver support in local primary and secondary schools and in the community.

17.5 hours a week, mornings 9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Evenings and weekends as required to provide on-call support to women in our refuge accommodation. An additional payment is made for this.

About North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid

NLWA is a feminist organisation working for women, children and young people who are or have experienced domestic abuse. We provide information, support, and safe, confidential accommodation to women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. The nature of our work requires a commitment to the values and ethos of Women's Aid.

The successful applicants will undertake the initial assessment of children and young people referred to our service and implement and monitor appropriate support plans liaising closely with other members of the NLWA team, school staff and other professionals as required.

The successful applicants will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in childcare or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification at their own expense and in their own time. They will be able to demonstrate a high degree of motivation and have the ability to work as part of a team as well as flexible hours to suit the needs of families. They will also have a passion for improving the lives of families who have experienced abuse.

Membership of the PVG Scheme for both Vulnerable Adults and Children is a requirement for this post.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund until mid 2024. The initial contract is for 12 months from the date of appointment with any extension dependent on continued funding being secured.

Application notes

For an informal discussion about our current vacancies please text 07738 259399 to arrange a mutually suitable time.

Closing date: 23.59 p.m. Sunday 9 July

Interviews will be held in Cumbernauld on Thursday 13 July 2023

Only women are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010). North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid welcomes applications from women from all sectors of the community

Previous applicants need not apply.