Welfare Rights Adviser (Carers) - two posts

Organisation: Salford City Council - Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service
36 hours per week
£20,456 - £28,203 [dependent on experience]
Location: Civic Centre, Swinton, Salford, Greater Manchester
Deadline: 27 January, 2017

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:-

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

Salary is £20,456 - £22,434; £23,166 - £25,694; £25,694 - £28,203 [3 scales dependent on experience]

Apply via www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk

Contact

Address: Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service
2nd Floor - Salford Civic Centre,
Chorley Road,
Swinton
M27 5DA

E-mail: Richard.Bundy@salford.gov.uk

Tel: 0161 793 2813