Job vacancy details

Welfare Officer

Department:
Social Work
Salary:
£23,417.6 - 24,712 per annum (FTE £29,272-£30,900)
Type:
Permanent - Part Time
Hours:
28.8 hours per week
Location:
Orpington
Closing date:
7 April 2024

Welfare Officer 

Location:                    Bromley  

Department:              Social Work and Welfare 

Tenure/Hours:           28.8 hours per week

Salary:                        £29,272 – £30,900 pro-rata

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable welfare officer to work in our multi-disciplinary team. 

The role 

  • You will be responsible for ensuring the rights and entitlements of patients and families accessing palliative care are upheld and that best possible outcomes are achieved in context their economic wellbeing.   
  • You will develop relationships with people accessing our service, to assess unmet financial need and support with a wide range of financial and practical issues including welfare benefits, debt management, grant applications, pension and insurance claims and housing issues.   

To succeed in this role 

  • You will have substantial experience of working in a social welfare setting
  • possess excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • You will ensure effective support is given to people experiencing multiple issues relating to the financial impact of living with long-term illness and palliative care needs. 
  • You will demonstrate a creative, flexible and progressive approach to the work, ensuring your own and the teams continued learning and development. 
  • You will boast sound wisdom of welfare rights and other entitlements for disabled people and their carers, and you will be confident in liaising with government and non-government services to maximise income for those in need of financial assistance. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Michele King at m.king@stchristophers.org.uk

To apply for this position, please complete an expression of interest by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button.

Within your expression of interest, it is important that you include your qualifications, employment history, and explain how you meet the essential criteria within the person specification.

Closing Date: 7th April 2024

Provisional Interview Date: 15th April 2024


Apply online
For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

As a Disability Confident Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
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