Community Activity Assistant

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Closing date: Thursday 29 February 2024
Location: North or South Lanarkshire
Hours: 17.5h per week
Salary: £19,838 to £20,836 per annum

The Family Wellbeing service provides support to individuals affected by sight loss and to families impacted by a loved one with sight loss ensuring they are fully equipped to adapt to the changing world around them and reach their full potential regardless of age. As a service we adopt a person-centred approach ensuring that interventions and support respond to individual family circumstances.

You will provide community-based support to people with sight loss by practicing a person-centred approach to ensure that support responds to individual family circumstances.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

  • Provide advice, information and guidance within communities from referrals from our Community Support Team including our telephone and online helpline.
  • Create and facilitate group support and activities to improve social inclusion for people with sight loss and to enable people with sight loss to identify and work towards personal goals.
  • Along with the Community Workers, work with people with sight loss in identifying existing and new opportunities within local communities and signposting for clients to specialist resources, such as employment, education, life skills training and leisure.
  • Liaise with a range of organisations to ensure the needs of families are prioritised and met in conjunction with the Community Support Team.
  • Ensure that all records are maintained and are up to date.
  • Liaise with the Volunteer Champion to refer families and service users to our Volunteering Befrienders.
  • Refer any child and/or adult protection concerns and issues to the senior community worker.
  • Maintain positive and effective relationships with colleagues across Sight Scotland.

The current duties of the role require a criminal record check or membership of the PVG scheme through Disclosure Scotland.

The experience and skills you need to have


  • Experience of facilitating community groups and/or activities.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the support needs of people with visual impairment and their families.
  • You will have the ability to build positive relationships with service users and colleagues.
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Have knowledge of outcome focussed assessment and the principles of person-centred support.
  • You will have the ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • You will have the ability to adapt to change and respond positively to non-routine situations.
  • You will have a flexible approach to working hours which is expected to reflect business needs.
  • You will have a full driving license and access to own car and willingness to undertake travel to support families as required.


  • Have a relevant Health and Social Care or Community Care qualification or another equivalent professional qualification.
  • Have experience and expertise of working in the health and social care environment.
  • Have experience of service development.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent time management skills to plan, prioritise and manage workload.


We’re one of Scotland’s oldest charities – for more than two centuries, we’ve been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved in the past – but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We’re determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We’re committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss – when and where they need us.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight Scotland website:

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