SW6, London
£23,000 - £25,000 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for more than just a job?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, user-led charity that is dedicated to enabling disabled people who use social care support to have full choice and control over the way in which they live their lives.

Title: Independent Living Advisor (Direct Payments)
Location: London SW6
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 (Depending on experience)
Contract period: One year (with possible extension to another two years)
Hours: 37.5 hours a week

In this role you will be providing essential information, advice and support to individuals from diverse backgrounds. You will work with disabled clients to empower them to take control of the support they need by using Direct Payments, employing their own staff and accessing activities or services. You will ensure that individuals have the right information to make informed choices and will help them to set up and manage their chosen support.

You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Experience of budgeting and recruitment are essential for this role.

Experience of working in social care is not essential as training will be provided, however a “can-do” attitude, a commitment to a person-centred approach and willingness to learn is a must. Being part of a small team, there is a lot of opportunity for you to develop and learn new skills.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and actively encourage people living with a disability to apply.

The work is varied and calls upon a wide range of skills, and there is huge job satisfaction in supporting disabled people to achieve greater wellbeing and independence.

Closing Date: 8th January 2020

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the Apply button.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: Wednesday 08th January 5pm 2020 (feedback will not be provided to those not shortlisted for interview)

Interview dates: 16th & 17th January 2020

Decision: Informed by Tuesday 21st Jan 2020

No agencies please.

Posted on: 03 December 2019
Closed date: 02 January 2020
Job ref: 154979_HRAD
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development