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Direct Payments Worker Vacancy

Could you support disabled and older people to live more independently using Personal Budgets? If so, why not join Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) established Direct Payments Team.

DIRECT PAYMENTS WORKER

Full-time 35 hrs per week

Salary £27,000 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting

DASL is an established Disabled People’s Organisation providing a range of services, including advice, information, professional advocacy, Personal Budgets support and activities programmes for disabled people in Lambeth; some of these are also available to older people and carers.

They are commissioned by Lambeth Council to provide information, advice, support and training to all client groups eligible to use Personal Budgets / Direct Payments / Personal Health Budgets and have provided this service since 1999. It is one of the key services being delivered by DASL for the Lambeth Independent Living and Carers’ Partnership, in which we are working with other local voluntary sector organisations.

They are seeking to appoint a Direct Payments Worker to complete our experienced team as soon as possible. Some experience of providing support to people using Personal Budgets/Direct Payments would be an advantage but is not essential and you may have a different background in fields such as social work, health care, disability services, education or training and employment.

They are looking for someone with an understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of independent living and some knowledge of community care services. You should have at least two years experience, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, of working with one or more of these groups: people with physical or sensory impairments or learning disabilities, mental health service users, older people, carers or disabled children and young people.

For an application pack or to find out more about this job please contact:

Lauren Johnson, Direct Payments Team Leader

DASL, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA

Telephone: 020 7501 8960

Email: lauren.johnson@disabilitylambeth.org.uk

 or visit DASL’s website at http://www.disabilitylambeth.org.uk/jobs/direct-payments-worker2/ to download the application pack and forms.

Closing date: Monday 6th March (9am)

Interviews: Wednesday 15th March

DASL is an Equal Opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and particularly from disabled people. Our premises are fully accessible.

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