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.

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Development Worker (self-directed support (SDS)

  • Full time
  • £23,987
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 13th September 2021

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 2023 with a possible extension (funding dependant) extending the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire. We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our online groups and connecting people to other local resources, this involves having conversations around practical and emotional issues about 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. This role is to 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.

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Development Worker (self-directed support (SDS)

  • Full time
  • £24,706
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 21st January 2022

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 2023 with a possible extension (funding dependent) extending the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire.

We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our online groups and connecting people to other local resources, this involves having conversations around practical and emotional issues about 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. This role is to 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.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £16,000 pro-rata
  • This role will be office based (41-42 Civic Square, Motherwell) but home working may be required depending on government Covid – 19 guidelines.
  • Closing 18th March 2022

We are seeking an experienced administrator, whose role will be essential to the smooth running of the 3 projects under the NLDF umbrella. You will be a versatile worker who can work autonomously and as part of our team. You will be aware of disability issues in North Lanarkshire and the adversities people face. It is important to have a person-centred approach and a belief in disabled people’s rights.

Responsibilities:

  • To carry out the collation and organisation of the projects and the facilitation and booking of sessional work both internally and externally.
  • To keep NLDF Membership and Community resource databases up to date and the associated administration tasks, sending out welcome letters and badges to new members, promotion on social media sites and ensuring it is topical and up to date.
  • To work as part of the team you will be supporting other staff members to enable them to spend more time on core project work. This will help our organisation grow and develop its services, increasing awareness and support for those living with a disability in North Lanarkshire.
  • Liaising with members to ensure they are supported regarding the application process and promoting the organisation when the opportunity arising.

General:

Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures and values Work within agreed budgets and timescales. Carry out other duties as may be reasonably assigned from time to time. This job description is non-contractual and subject to change as the needs of the organisation change.

Qualifications:

Essential

  • Driving License and own vehicle

Desirable

  • Qualification in health / social care or ability to demonstrate relevant experience.

Knowledge/Experience:

Essential

  • Organisational skills
  • Communication, social media skills and experience
  • Plan and manage workload
  • Working with a diverse range of partners
  • MS365 packages Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint. Use of social media platforms.
  • Demonstration of ability to work collaboratively across health and social care and with service users and carers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, share knowledge and benefit from experience of others
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the Third Sector
  • Proactive approach to problem solving

Desirable

  • Event management and facilitation

NLDF (North Lanarkshire Disability Forum) are a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) funded by NLC to provide information and advice on disabilities and services available within North Lanarkshire and to represent the voice of disabled people and their carers.

Our projects focus on

  • Independent Living
  • Participation
  • Control
  • Choice of empowerment

Core Services include

  • Financial information on disability related benefits.
  • Knowing your rights, promotion of local consultations and supporting people to have their say
  • Self-Directed Support (Community focussed)
  • Identifying gaps in service and looking for ways to support individuals and/or carers in innovative ways
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Admin and Communication Support

  • Part time
  • £21,840 pro-rata
  • Motherwell (home working may be required depending on government Covid – 19 guidelines)
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

We are seeking an experienced administrator, whose role will be essential to the smooth running of the 3 projects under the NLDF umbrella. We are a small but busy team of 4, so we need a versatile worker who can work autonomously and as part of our team. You will be aware of disability issues in North Lanarkshire and the adversities people face. It is important to have a person-centred approach and a belief in disabled people’s rights.

Responsibilities:

  • General office duties such answering calls, meeting and greeting people who visit our office, data input.
  • To carry out the collation and organisation of the projects and the facilitation and booking of sessional work both internally and externally.
  • To keep NLDF Membership and Community resource databases up to date and the associated administration tasks, sending out welcome letters and badges to new members
  • Promotion of our organisation and projects on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, ensuring it is topical and up to date. Responding to online enquiries.
  • To work as part of the team you will be supporting other staff members to enable them to spend more time on core project work. This will help our organisation grow and develop its services, increasing awareness and support for those living with a disability in North Lanarkshire.
  • Liaising with members to ensure they are supported regarding the application process and promoting the organisation when the opportunity arising.

General:

Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures and values Work within agreed budgets and timescales. Carry out other duties as may be reasonably assigned from time to time. This job description is non-contractual and subject to change as the needs of the organisation change.

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