London, Greater London
£25,000 - £27,000 per year
Temporary, 24 - month, Full-time
Job description

As someone who has lived experience of disability​, you will be providing peer support to disabled people with a range of disabilities to enable them, using a direct payment, to have more choice and control over their care and support needs.

Disability Action Haringey is in the early stages of development; we have recently appointed our first Chief Executive Officer, secured Charity registration and will be operating as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. As a user-led, pan-disability Deaf and Disabled Peoples Organisation delivering services, the Trustees are passionate in ensuring Haringey becomes a more inclusive borough where disabled people are seen for their valuable contribution to society and where disabled people have the same lifetime opportunities as non-disabled people.

About the role:

This is a new role in a newly formed organisation. As an Independent Living Adviser, you will be expected to:

  • Provide peer support and training to individuals and their family and friends (where appropriate) to provide them with information, advice and assistance to enable them to access and manage a direct payment.
  • The post-holder will also lead on engaging with stakeholders and the wider members of the community to create a culture of embedding the Social Model of Disability in everyday life, thereby removing barriers faced by disabled people.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide disabled people with choice, control and independence in their life.

Further details and a job description can be download here from Charity job website.

Application Instructions

Please click on the 'Apply with CharityJob' button to submit your application. Applicants must send both a covering letter and CV. Your covering letter should give clear evidence, with examples, of how you meet all parts of the Person Specification. If applicants only send a CV, their application will be rejected.

The closing date for applications is midday, Monday 17
th May 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and, unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted.

Refreshed on: 26 April 2021
Closed date: 17 May 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker