Peer Welfare Benefits Caseworker/Supervisor
Welfare Benefits Caseworker/Supervisor (Peer Role)
Job Title: Peer Welfare Benefits Caseworker/Supervisor
Salary Scale: £34,000
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week).
Working Pattern: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Reasonable flexibility in this pattern available by mutual agreement.
Based at: Home based with regular visits to locations in Barnet and occasionally other parts of London.
Are you passionate about upholding the rights of disabled people? Would you like to bring your whole self to work?
Inclusion Barnet is Barnet’s Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO), led by a board and senior management team of disabled people, and we’re passionate about using our lived experience to work towards inclusive communities and greater social justice for all.
This role involves working with people across all Barnet’s diverse communities. Therefore, we’re looking for people with a demonstrable commitment to the social model of disability and disability equality, with their own lived experience of disability (which could include mental health issues or a long term condition), and an ambition to contribute to a fairer society for all. We also particularly welcome applications from global majority candidates, who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.
You will carry a welfare benefits caseload as well as undertaking one off pieces of triage and advice enquiries including benefit calculations. You will also supervise and line manage our peer trainee benefits adviser, creating a bespoke training plan to ensure their success in the role.
To succeed, you will need to be an experienced welfare benefits adviser who would like to supervsise and manage others. You will be committed to continuous professional development and able to communicate complex ideas clearly both orally and in writing. You will have a good understanding of safeguarding practice and be empathetic towards and unphased by people who approach our service in distress.
This is a hybrid role, with regular travel around Barnet needed and attendance at client appointments in our Colindale office. Some travel to other venues in London will also be required. We encourage flexible working to suit your work/life balance preferences where possible however some working days might be determined by the training requirements for this role. We also operate a Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system.
To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification. Your covering letter should also explain how you would use your lived experience of disability within the role. Please also specify which role you are applying for.
The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check and have the right to work in the UK. This role is home based but you must live within a reasonable traveling time and distance to Barnet and your covering letter should therefore state where you are currently based. Interviews will be held on 28th November remotely via Microsoft Teams.
To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification. Your covering letter should also explain how you would use your own lived experience of disability within the role. Please also specify which role you are applying for. To be considered for this role you must live within a reasonable travelling time and distance to Barnet so your covering letter should also state where you are currently based.