Direct Payment Support Officer

Salary
£21,748 per annum
Location
Beverley and surrounding area
Employment type
Part Time
Closing date
Job closes on 1 November
Job reference
Job reference: ADLT000689
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Description

The job itself

 

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Part Time

Days of work: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday

Hours per week: 18.5

Service Area: Adult Services

Place of Work: County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA

The Council is seeking to recruit a part time permanent Direct Payment Support Officer.

We are looking for a self-motivated and well organised individual, with experience of working with vulnerable adults. The role is to promote independence for users of adult social care by supporting them to use and manage cash personal budgets through direct payments. This will include advice and support on direct payment budgets to service users and to staff working in care management and in community mental health teams.

The overall aim is to ensure that service users are good employers and manage their direct payments responsibly and lawfully. Through Direct Payments, service users will be assisted to exercise full choice and control, to encourage independence by being empowered to become as fully self-supporting as possible.

A good knowledge of Adult Social Care is desirable.

The successful candidate will possess good interpersonal and communication skills, be adaptable and able to manage a varied and complex workload, with a minimum of supervision. Effective time management will be essential, as will a good level of computer skills.

Closing date: 1st November 2020

Interview date: 5th November 2020

Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification:

Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 222.25kb)

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Please find a link below to download important Information for applicants

 

Information for applicants – External (PDF file, download size 15kb)

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