Appointee and Deputyship Case Worker ASC02503
Hours of work: 37 hours per week Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 15 October 2017
For an informal discussion, please contact Amelia Osmond
About the Role
East Sussex County Council manages the finances of Adult Social Care clients who do not have mental capacity.
The Client Affairs Team supports over 500 clients with the finances as Department for Work and Pensions appointee and Court Appointed Deputy.
The Case Workers are responsible for managing a case load of clients; ensuring they receive the correct income entitlement, their financial needs are met, liabilities are paid and they are protected from risk of abuse.
Working with the client, together with care and support staff and the clients' support network, is essential to ensure their best interests are met in everything we do.
The role is busy and varied; the ability to prioritise, communicate effectively at different levels and practical problem solving skills are needed.
The ideal candidate will have good numeracy skills, be IT proficient and be able to work flexibly as part of the team.
Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, the role of the Court of Protection and DWP benefits and experience of using financial accounting systems would be an advantage but full training will be provided.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.