Salary: £6.45 – £8.72 per hour depending on the age of the successful candidate.
25 hours per week
*This job must be applied for via your Job Centre work coach*
Flexible working, hours to be completed between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday-Friday. Days and hours of work to be agreed with the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will support the Welfare Rights Team in delivery benefits advice service to individuals and families with disabilities and mental health needs. Advice and casework will be offered both face-to-face and over the telephone, with the successful candidate maintaining a caseload of their own clients with whom they will work long-term to support in claiming benefits.
To be considered, applicants must demonstrate a passion for social justice and for tackling discrimination in inequity, particularly around disabilities. Experience or understanding of the needs of people with disabilities is must, as it the ability to engage in an appropriate and understanding manner.
In addition to on-the-job training, extensive experience and the potential for long-term employment, we offer a wonderful and rewarding environment.
As well as engaging with a dedicated Peer Mentor, and after demonstrating a commitment to the organisation and its clients, external training and development can be provided in relation to qualifications in administration, welfare rights, disability or health and social care.
Internal training and qualifications will be provided in relation to Disability Awareness and Unconscious Bias, Hidden Disabilities, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.
Further optional training in First Aid at Work and Mental Health First Aider will also be offered.