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Direct Payments Support Officer

  • Job reference: HackneyDirectPayment
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently looking for a Direct Payments Support Officer to join Hackney Council at the Hackney Service Centre

The contract is a 3 month temporary contract starting ASAP, working 37 hours over Monday - Friday.


The hourly pay rate for this role is £16.00 (negotiable depending on experience)


About you:

-Experience of Direct Payments Service, directly or indirectly.

-A social care background, with experience of working with people with Care and support needs to help them to arrange their care and support

-Experience of the Care Act 2014.

-The ability to provide efficient and effective administrative support

About the role:

- To work with people with disabilities to enable them to be in control of their personal needs whilst also supporting and advising them on receiving, or wanting to receive, Direct Payments.

- Responsibility for the assessment of Direct Payments cases including undertaking visits to service user's homes, advising on the Direct Payment Scheme arrangements and liaising with clients carers and other support providers as appropriate.

- To be accountable for the information and advice given to service users, ensuring it is accurate, pertinent to the service user and promotes the Councils' service.

Benefits of SCS

* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes & bonuses
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

Referral Bonus

If this job is not for you however you have someone in mind, REFER THEM! We offer a great referral bonus of £250 for every referred candidate who gets placed in to work!

If you would like to apply for this role or request more information please do get in contact with me at Dylan.mcfaulds@servicecare.org.uk or alternatively call 01772 208964