Recruitment Opportunities

Recruitment Opportunities

Please see below details and application packs for our current recruitment openings…

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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

£22,763 – £26,600 pro-rata

28-hour post based on 35 hours FTE – Fixed to 31st March 2024 (continuation dependent on funding)

About North Lanarkshire Carers Together

Do you want to work with an ethical, supportive and values driven employer that offers good benefits and flexibility?
An award-winning small organisation, operating for 21 years this year, North Lanarkshire Carers Together are a carer led charity based within the heart of North Lanarkshire. We are the commissioned organisation in North Lanarkshire providing Campaigning, Information and Representation of carers.

North Lanarkshire Carers Together was the first Voluntary Organisation in the UK to receive a National Award in the New Media Section of the Association of Social Care Communicators. We have contributed to the Carers Journey, to Carers Strategies in North Lanarkshire, to the reshaping care for older people agenda, a consultation resulting in Carers Health Needs Report, and helped implement locally, in our valued spirit of partnership approach – the enactment of carers rights in law within the Carers Scotland Act 2016 – which came into force in 2018.

Throughout this time and alongside this strategic work, we have also ensured that thousands of carers received sound and timely information and advice on their rights and how to access services to meet their needs and have tirelessly campaigned on their behalf and represented carers at various levels within the Local Authority, Health Board and more recently within Health and Social Care.

About the Role

Following additional investment from North Lanarkshire Council Education & Families, North Lanarkshire Carers Together are recruiting for the post ofFamily Support Worker to make up a team of 2 within this service. Reporting to the Development Manager and working across Education, NHSL and the vibrant Community & Voluntary Sector, the Family Support Worker will:

1) Work in close partnership with Education & Families NL and the Neurodevelopmental Team within the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), as a link between children and young people, their carers and a range of community-based services.

2) Provide person-centred, targeted support and interventions to children and young people in need of support and their carers accessing the service.

3) Work with the Community and Voluntary Sector and other partners to link children and families into wider community supports, and also provide direct information, advice and support to families including emotional and practical support, psychoeducation and the provision of thematic group work where identified.

4) Have a role in the operational delivery and development of the organisation’s wider objectives as the Adult Carer Campaigning, Information and Representation Service, commissioned by Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire.

North Lanarkshire Carers Together offer an attractive benefits package including 8% contributory pension, death in service life insurance equal to 2 x annual salary, Credit Union payroll option, carer friendly policies, Health Assured employee assistance programme, 12 public holidays and 25 days annual leave (pro rata).

All staff are currently working a blended mix of office based and home working to adhere to our Safe Systems of Work and ensure staff confidence and wellbeing are maximised.

Application Notes

Please download the embedded Job Description and Person Specification for detailed information about the role. Then send a copy of your CV and no more than 2 pages A4 written statement which demonstrates how your experience, knowledge and skills fulfil the requirements of the post. This should be sent to colin@carerstogether.org no later than 4.30pm on Friday 25th March.

Interviews will be held soon thereafter. These are likely to be face to face in our office space.

Information about our wider services can be found on this website.

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