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 2021 with a possible extension (funding dependent) and will support our existing Community Connectors and extend the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire. We are looking for a strong communicator to support people through this difficult time by providing an online ‘forum’ to discuss practical and emotional issues around 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. The space will 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.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.
Other requirements: Full, clean UK driver’s license and access to own vehicle is essential. Some evening and weekend work is expected for this post.
Office Base: Sacro Motherwell office, Dalziel Building, 7 Scott St, Motherwell, ML1 1SX
The five North Lanarkshire Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) are working together to test a new multi-channel debt advice service to increase the number of people who can be helped with managing their debts. We are looking for experienced, dedicated Money Advisers who will have the opportunity to be part of this innovative, collaborative project. The outcomes and learning from the project will shape the roll out of the service to citizens across Scotland in the future.
The Money Advisers will provide the full range of debt advice services and casework including statutory debt solutions via a combination of face to face appointments available across North Lanarkshire, telephone, email or webchat. Clients may also be referred on to other agencies operating in the North Lanarkshire Advice Network to meet their needs.
Posts will be based either in Airdrie or Motherwell Citizens Advice Bureaux and candidates are invited to indicate their preferred location on the application forms.
To find out more about the roles, please download the relevant Job Descriptions below.