BAME Carer Support Worker/s

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,830
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 4th November 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd October 2020
  • 35 hrs per week, however applications for part time hours are also welcomed indicating preference of number of days worked per week
  • CSW/09/2020/04


Lanarkshire Carers is a well-established carer led organisation built on a vision to work with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to the lives of carers in Lanarkshire. A value based organisation, our mission is to ensure that carers in Lanarkshire are identified, well informed, involved, supported and empowered. We deliver information, advice and direct support services that enable unpaid carers to continue to care, whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.

Now celebrating 25 years in Lanarkshire, we are recruiting for a number of vacancies and have opportunities to join an organisation where you will be supported, valued and well rewarded. Our personal outcome based service delivery model is currently supporting all staff to work remotely from home. Post holders will be based between our centres in Hamilton and Airdrie, offices in Hamilton and localities throughout Lanarkshire. All staff work on an outreach basis in community venues across Lanarkshire.

Our staff team, many of whom are carers themselves, are committed to making caring a positive experience. Our Board of Governors are committed to making Lanarkshire Carers a great place to work. Lanarkshire Carers works flexibly and is a carer positive employer. A workplace pension scheme is available.

Equality of Opportunity in Employment

Lanarkshire Carers is an Equal Opportunities employer and all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, and age.

The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Carer Support Worker is a specialist role to support Lanarkshire Carers to deliver a culturally competent service to all BAME Carers. This role requires a strong commitment, desire, ability and preferably bilingual skills, to reach out to carers from minority ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds. The post holder will provide accessible information, advice, emotional and practical support that helps carers to achieve positive outcomes. It involves engaging with and developing relationships within hard to reach communities and building partnerships. The role includes raising awareness of carers from diverse backgrounds and establishing co-ordinated support by addressing linguistic and cultural barriers in accessing Lanarkshire Carers and wider services. The post holder will work co-productively with carers to provide an effective, personalised and flexible service. Carers need to be able to maintain their own health and well-being and have a life alongside caring. Carer support conversations will identify carers own outcomes, strengths, needs and personal preferences. CSW’s role is to facilitate these conversations, listen carefully and plan (through an Adult Carer Support Plan) for safe, self-sustaining caring and resilience.

Application notes

Application packs and more information regarding all these positions can be downloaded from

Closing Date: 4 November 2020 at 4.30pm

Interviews will be held using Microsoft Teams and all applicants will require access to a compatible internet connected device and a stable internet connection. Interview dates for each positon will be notified to those that are short listed.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Applicants who wish to withdraw their application at any time should notify the organisation.

Applicants with support needs in relation to completion and return of application form should let Lanarkshire Carers know so that arrangements can be made accordingly.

In addition to these vacancy, Lanarkshire Carers also has a number of volunteer roles. Please contact us on 01698 428090/01236 755550 for further information.