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Various locations in North Lanarkshire, ML1 1AB
£23,304 - £26,238 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Are you looking to make a difference to a young person’s life?   Are you seeking a truly rewarding job?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 temporary Children and Family Support Assistants to support the successful Pathways Programme for young people in North Lanarkshire secondary schools.

The Pathways Programme, led by Education and Families and supported by all council services delivers a bespoke and personalised curriculum aligned to labour market information which includes the development of enterprise and employability skills, enable vocational pathways and facilitate participation in extended work-related learning experiences.

Working as a member of the Pathways team and in partnership with other agencies, you will have a key role in a range of activities including providing advice, information, groupwork support and practical assistance to young people and their families to support them reach their full potential and achieve positive sustained post-school destinations. 

You should have moderate experience of working with vulnerable young people and their families/carers as well as effective engagement and communication skills.   Educated to SVQ Level 3 in Social Care / HNC in Social Care or equivalent in a relevant discipline is essential as to is the ability to work well within a team framework and to specific directions and deadlines.  In addition, you will be confident, enthusiastic, solution focused and compassionate with a commitment and determination to work with young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes and sustainable post-school destinations.

The ability to travel across North Lanarkshire is essential.

You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role.

This work will support the delivery of our five corporate priorities and is informed by ‘We ASPIRE – A Shared Ambition for North Lanarkshire’ and national publications ‘Education Working for All! Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce’ and ’15-24 Learner Journey Review’.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Stuart Aitchison by emailing

These posts are temporary until 31st March 2022.

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you.  We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family.  This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site.  We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

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North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
Smarter Working Policy.

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Disability Confident Leader  Happy to Talk

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. Our aim is to ensure that those who have left military services are guaranteed an interview where they meet the minimum requirements for the position.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

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