This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker

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

  • Advertised from 5th October 2020
  • £20,442 for 30 hours a week over 5 days


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.

Application notes

For an application form and copy of the Job Description and Person Specification please email

Closing date: Friday 30th October at 4.30pm