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Various in North Lanarkshire, ML1 1AB
£25,980 - £28,635 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

This vacancy is internal and open only to employees of North Lanarkshire Council and Associated Employers*

*Fusion Assets, NLP LLP

NLC7 £25,980 - £28,635 (Pro Rata)

We are currently recruiting Children & Family Support Assistants to join one of our teams in either localities or Intensive Services. As a member of our Children & Families team and in partnership with other agencies, you will provide advice, support and practical assistance to children, young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes ie to remain living within their community, improve their quality of life including health and wellbeing or to decrease the vulnerability factors and manage risk as part of their overall plan.  

Engaging positively with children, young people and their families is critical to this post so we need someone who has excellent communication skills including oral, listening and written. We are looking for someone who is self motivated, enthusiastic and solution focussed and has the ability remain calm and work under pressure at times. If you are compassionate and can demonstrate a commitment to working with children, young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes then this job is ideal for you.

An HNC, SVQ3 in Social Care or equivalent in a relevant discipline and moderate experience of working within a social work/social care setting are essential as are ICT and report writing skills. 

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

Intensive Services posts include evenings and weekend working attracting non core hour enhancements.

The temporary positions are until 31/12/2023.

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 27 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. 

 For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy. 

 Click here to see our Recruitment Charter. 

 *For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work. 

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. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. 

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. 

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process. 

Easy Read – My NL