Disability and Social Care Adviser


SALARY: £27,945-29,575 (including London Weighting) pro rata

HOLIDAYS: 25 days plus statutory holidays pro rata

HOURS: 14 hours per week Wednesday essential plus rest of hours on any other weekdays. Last 5 months of a 2 year fixed term contract (ends 30th September 2015)

Would you like to take over a successfully established outreach project offering advice in a busy Health Centre? We need a person with experience of advice work in the field of disability and social care.

Responsible to the Manager, you would be expected to provide the Wednesday Outreach Advice at the nearby St John’s Therapy Centre in Wandsworth. This involves open morning sessions and afternoon appointments. You will carry your own caseload, with follow up time in the DASCAS office and associated appointments in the office or home visits. This role was created as part of the Transforming Wandsworth Advice Project with DASCAS working in partnership with Age UK, the Carers Centre, Citizens Advice and South West London Law Centre. You will be responsible for sign posting people to appropriate services and advising people regarding benefits. Your particular skills will be in providing advice and information for Wandsworth residents with disabilities, their carers and other professionals.

The Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) is a small friendly voluntary organisation that operates a telephone advice line for five days a week 10am- 4pm. We provide a high quality service for people living in the Borough of Wandsworth and visit clients in their own homes. Our key work is encouraging take up of disability benefits whilst also supporting clients to identify their social and care needs and to enable them to access services.

Closing Date: Wednesday April 8th 12 midday

Monday 13th April

For application pack and more details contact 020 7978 7306 or email:info@dascas.org.uk

Disability and Social Care Advice Service Charity Number 1110811