Can you advise families on Self-directed Support and other Welfare Benefits?
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. We operate through our two hospices, our network of staff in the community and hospitals, and our CHAS at Home service in every part of Scotland.
Caring for a very ill child can bring with it unexpected financial responsibilities which can lead to poverty and hardship. These include increased care costs and the possibility of a parent giving up work to become a fulltime carer.
Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team and develop a new service to help families who may be experiencing money concerns.
As our Family Income Maximisation Officer, you will:
· work with our team of social workers to develop a specialist money support service for families
· provide intensive 1-to-1 support for families
· with our volunteering team, grow a small pool of volunteers to help even more families.
This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
· providing advice to people who need it
· undertaking complex casework about benefits and money
· developing and motivating volunteers who want to do similar.
Good at working with people, you will already have specialist knowledge and experience in welfare rights or money advice, and strong knowledge of the benefits system. If you are determined to make an impact for children and families, we want to hear from you.
CHAS offers an excellent package which includes access to the NHS or local government pension scheme, and comprehensive work/life balance policies. We anticipate this first role being based in East Central Scotland (we have offices in Kinross or Edinburgh, or you could work from home).
However for exceptional candidates we would be willing to discuss operating this service in another part of Scotland. The post is offered for 2 years initially but may be extended as this service develops.
To be part of the future of CHAS, click 'Apply' at the top of this screen and complete our online application form.
This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.
For further information and to apply go to: https://chas.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1706757?cid=1809
Closing Date: Monday 26 August 2019