Recruitment Opportunities

Recruitment Opportunities

Family Support Worker

Salary scale: NLCT2 (£26,800 – £28,768). Placement dependent on experience.

Contract: Full time to 31st March 2026 (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 23 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 of Family Support Worker to make up a team of 2 within this service. Reporting to the Family Support Lead 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 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, Staff Wellbeing programme, 12 public holidays and 25 days annual leave.

All staff work 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

Consider the Job Description and Person Specification which can be downloaded below. Then send a copy of your CV and no more than 2 x A4 pages of written statement which demonstrates how your experience, knowledge and skills fulfil the requirements of the post.

Your CV and written statement should then be sent to the Manager no later than 4.30pm on Friday 12th April 2024.

Interviews will be held on Monday 22nd April. These will be face to face at our offices, and candidates should be free on that date.

Information about our wider services to support you at interview can be found on our website and social media platforms.



Family Support Worker - Job description

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