North Lanarkshire Disability Forum
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum

Charity registered in Scotland SC048242

North Lanarkshire Disability Forum is a user led organisation, providing up to date information on Disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire.

Current vacancies

Development Worker (self-directed support (SDS)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,987
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 7th July 2020

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.