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Job opportunity in Brixton

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Welfare Benefit Officer – Lambeth– 6 Month Contract – £18 per hour (Inside IR35, Umbrella) – start date 04/11/2019.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Welfare benefit officer in Lambeth to support a benefit take up service, through providing benefit advice and processing referrals. The placement involves providing benefit checks to those referred on a range of disability, incapacity and means tested benefits to a range of client groups.

Your duties and responsibilities will include;

·         Assist vulnerable clients in take-up and maintenance of welfare benefits claims to maximise income, particularly disability benefits and tax credits.

·         Provide administrative support to the welfare benefits team.

·         Deliver telephone and face to face advice to people contacting Lambeth’s benefits take up campaign.

·         Act as first point of contact for people contacting the campaign by telephone, email or in writing.

·         Carry out interviews with clients and provide appropriate information and advice according to their circumstances, including in-depth casework to recognised standards of good practice.

 

To be suitable for this opportunity; the following qualifications or experience is required:

·         Demonstrable knowledge of current Social Security legislation, procedures, framework and processes, in relation to all non-contribution based, non-means tested benefits and tax credits.

·         Knowledge and understanding of Information and Communications Technology including use of electronic case management systems, databases, spreadsheets, email, internet.

·         Experience of working with people at all levels including vulnerable people, those on low incomes and with debt problems, people from diverse backgrounds, and staff from a range of organisations.

·         Experience in welfare rights advice, casework and representation.

 

35 Hours per week.

Additional checks will be required on application.

Contact if interested:

Kelvin Thurman

+44 (0) 23 92322351 

kthurman@strgroup.co.uk