REACH Lanarkshire Autism
REACH Lanarkshire Autism

Charity registered in Scotland SC043269

REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.

Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.


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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,849 pro-rata
  • Cambuslang based with some travel across Lanarkshire
  • Closing 30th October 2020

REACH Lanarkshire Autism have been providing support to families since 2012. Based at our office in Cambuslang, we are looking for an experienced individual to provide a support service for our members; ensuring they are given the practical and emotional support needed to enable them to feel empowered and able to meet the needs of their child/young person with Autism.

This position requires the post holder to work with REACH Lanarkshire Autism in ensuring the delivery of high quality and high impact services. Reporting to the Manager, and working with the Board of Trustees, and wider staff team, the post holder will work alongside families, carers, professionals, and people with Autism to identify the range and depth of support required and to support the development of the charity. The position requires the post holder to have a sound knowledge base in the areas of Autism, carer issues including Carer Rights as embedded within Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, education, and health and social care.

REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with Autism living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.

Following a period of working closely within the Autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.

This post is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund – Improving Lives until 2022, initially.

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Voluntary Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Cambuslang
  • Closing 27th March 2020

REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.

Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.

The charity currently employs 23 members of staff and we are also supported by a growing team of volunteers.

You can find out more at our website: reachautism.org.uk

Role Description

We are seeking a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees. The Chair will show commitment to the organisation and will be able to devote time to it. The Chair is responsible for line managing the organisation’s Project Manager. The Chair and Project Manager will meet, as and when required, to ensure the charity is running smoothly and to make sure the Project Manager is supported to enable him to manage the day to day running of the organisation.

Personal Specification

We are looking for someone with a broad range of skills and experience including:

• Someone who can demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause.

• Be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.

• Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours.

Experience

• Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation.

• Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees.

• Experience of chairing meetings and events.

Knowledge and skills

• Broad knowledge and understanding of the charity sector and current issues affecting it

• Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate and bring people together.

• Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues.

• Good understanding of charity governance issues.

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Volunteer Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Cambuslang
  • Closing 27th March 2020

REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.

Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.

The charity currently employs 23 members of staff and we are also supported by a growing team of volunteers.

You can find out more at our website: reachautism.org.uk

Role Description

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Trustees and to help us shape the future of our charity. It does not matter if you have never been a Board member before - we’re more interested in the skills, enthusiasm and perspective you can bring to the role. In return we can offer the opportunity to help drive future strategy and the ability to have a direct impact on how our services are delivered across the region. Our current Trustees have a broad range of skills including Teaching, Fundraising, Banking, Administration and Management expertise. The Board will expect to hold 9 meetings each year. Other commitments can include attending the AGM and joining sub-committees, as needed, in order to ensure the strategic direction and governance of our charity.

A knowledge, and or experience, of Autism and the challenges that many families face when living with a child with additional support needs would also be beneficial but is not essential. We are looking for people who are keen to help us move the charity forward and help us support our families.

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Neighbour Development/Activity Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Springhall/Whitlawburn area of South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 27th July 2020

REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in 2012 to bridge the gap in services throughout Lanarkshire.

As part of our ongoing commitment to create services for children and young people with Autism and their families, we are looking for a part time (job share) Neighbourhood Development/Activity Co-ordinator to work within the Whitlawburn and Springhall area of South Lanarkshire. Their role will be to engage with families and support them to access our services such as play therapy, peer support, sport and social activities. By having dedicated workers in the area, it will help to remove any barriers which families feel might prevent them from accessing additional support as well as raising additional awareness of the services that REACH provide in the local area.

Experience of Autism is desirable but not essential as it is your willingness and enthusiasm to support our families and enable them to access the necessary support that we are looking for.

This is a five-year project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund; the contract expires in February 2023. The deadline for completed application forms will be Monday 27th July 2020 with interviews taking place soon after. Only those shortlisted for interview will be notified. The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

If you are interested in applying for the above post, please email info@reachautism.org.uk to request an Application Form. The Job Description/Person Specification can be downloaded from the advert.

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