This vacancy has now closed

Development Worker (self-directed support (SDS)

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

  • Advertised from 7th January 2022
  • 35 hours per week. This post can be worked between home and office depending on Scottish Government Covid 19 guidelines.


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.

Application notes

Closing date: 21st Jan at 5pm.

A full job description and application form are attached below