Disability Welfare Benefits Advocacy Workers

June 7, 2021 12:34 pm

The Disability Solutions West Midlands and The Henry Smith Charity partnership are seeking to recruit a full time (37hrs per week) and a part-time (18hrs per week)  Disability Welfare Benefits Advocacy Workers to support people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to secure appropriate welfare benefits, offering support through form-filling, support during capability assessments and other assessments relating to securing welfare benefits, focusing support for those who experience difficulty with self-efficacy.  Due to Covid restrictions our work is currently undertaken on a remote basis.  In 2022, and as Covid restrictions ease, we plan to undertake a blend of remote and face-to-face working.

Based at Disability Solutions HQ (North Staffordshire Medical Institute in Hartshill), the successful candidates will have experience of working in the advice sector and will have a working knowledge and experience of the welfare benefits system – with specialist training provided for the right candidates.  The successful candidates will have a full driving licence and daily use of a car.  Starting salary for full-time post of £18,476 (part-time post pro-rata) with employers pension contribution and Employee Assistant Programme.

These posts will suit individuals who are driven, empathetic, and passionate about social justice and equality for people with disabilities.  If you are interested in applying to join our progressive grassroots charity,

please contact Mrs M. Washington at: mwashington@disability-solutions.net  or 01782 667324 for job description/person specification and application forms, or please visit our website at: Disabilitysolutions.org.uk.

We welcome applications from ex-military personnel.

Closing date for applications is Monday 28th June 2021 9:30am, with interviews to be held on Thurs 1st and Fri 2nd July 2021 at Disability Solutions HQ.  Successful applicants will be required to prepare a 7-minute presentation to deliver at interview regarding:

“What are the main issues facing people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and how has Welfare Reform impacted upon their lives?”

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