New year. New opportunities. Total lack of imagination on post titles.

Who knew we’d start 2017 on such a positive note eh?

GMWRAG is pleased to start the year of running rather than walking with two job opportunities within Salford Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service. Full details of these posts are below for those of you who get the emails but can’t access this site. You can also view and apply via the site which has replaced YourCouncilJobs. For those of you who don’t know this is called GreaterJobs. You will see these same jobs advertised with our friends on Rightsnet and you may note that the link on there refers to YourCouncilJobs. Please note that whilst it does redirect to GreaterJobs it only redirects to the home page and we have already had some queries asking whether the jobs exist or have been pulled. They have not. It’s just an inaccurate redirect.

If you can’t find this post in future then please remember all current vacancies are advertised on our current vacancies page up the point of their closing date whereupon we move them to our archive.

HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE

Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

2 x Welfare Rights Adviser (Carers)

Scale 2C £20,456 – £22,434 (Ref: 50025907)
Scale 3A £23,166 – £25,694
Scale 3B £25,694 – £28,203
[Scale depends on level of experience and ability]

The Care Act introduced additional responsibilities for local authorities in relation to Carers. These two posts have been newly created in order to provide benefit advice to carers and the ‘cared for’ to help maintain their financial independence. It involves working closely with disabled people, their carers and social work staff in order to identify benefit issues and offer advice on the options available to maximise income for service use and the local authority via charging for services.

The post holder will join a team of Welfare Rights staff dedicated to ensuring that users of Social Services domiciliary services receive their correct benefit entitlement and can make an informed choice about the way that their care needs are met.

The successful applicant will need to have:-

• Proven experience and expertise in Welfare Benefits advice work;
• An understanding of charging policies for non-residential services
• Experience of working with disabled people;
• The ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely;

The post carries an entitlement to a casual user’s car allowance.

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017

Job Description.pdf
Person Specification.pdf

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Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

WELFARE RIGHTS OFFICER
(Health)

Scale 3B £25,694 – £28,203 (Ref: 50004034)

This post is funded by Salford Primary Care Trust to address poverty and health inequalities through the provision of Welfare Rights advice in primary health care settings

The job involves conducting advice sessions in local health centres/GP practices, undertaking individual case-work and representation, providing training and acting as a consultant to primary health care professionals and promoting benefit take-up work amongst key patient groups.

You should have proven experience and expertise in benefits work for at least two years. Being able to undertake tribunal representation and advocate on behalf of claimants is essential. You should be able to work on your own as well as part of a team, and be committed to the promotion of anti-poverty & social inclusion work.

The post carries an entitlement to a casual car user’s allowance.

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017

Job Description.pdf
Person Specification.pdf

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