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Benefits and Support Worker

Benefits and Support Worker
Organisation Recruiting: 
Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victim's Support Group (SARAG)
Closing Date: 
Friday, 14 May, 2021
Salary: 
£25,444
Contract Type: 
Permanent
Job Description: 

We are seeking to employ a Benefits Advice and Support Worker to ensure that people affected by Asbestos Related Disease receive relevant help and assistance to secure welfare benefits and appropriate support. You will provide end to end support to applicants helping them complete applications, ensuring all appropriate benefits are applied for, assisting with mandatory reconsiderations and appeals where necessary.
We need someone who is patient and shows empathy to our clients; someone who can take a holistic approach to the client’s circumstances, and signpost or refer to other relevant organisations and agencies for matters outside the area of our work.
We are looking for someone who can work at a fast pace whilst remaining calm, professional and dedicated to helping our clients. We expect that postholders will have experience working with individuals to maximise their income through welfare benefits. Ideally, this will have been by delivering advice within the voluntary sector, however experience from other sectors may also be relevant.
Training will be made available, for the right person, to enable them to specialise as an Advisor for people with Asbestos Related Disease.
SARAG is committed to delivering services that support the management of client’s health and access to high quality services across Yorkshire and Humberside.

If appointed an enhanced DBS check will be required prior to employment commencing.

Please email angela@saragasbestossupport.org or call 07749 384 517 for an application pack.

Hours: 
35
Phone Number: 
07749 384 517
Location: 
Rotherham or Home working