Whatever their story, we aim for the same ending; self-esteem, employment and independent living. We do this by providing shelter, education opportunities, spiritual space and events in a welcoming and secure environment.
Purpose of post: To provide one-to-one specialist advice, casework and practical support to women with no income in relation to housing & homelessness, and welfare benefits. Providing focussed benefit and employment support to women with no income. Work collaboratively with agencies, teams and partners. Contribute to the support of women at the Project with recourse matters as needed. Monitor, evaluate, record and share progress, findings, case notes and information as needed.
Must have: Minimum 2 years’ experience of providing benefit advice and support work. Working experience within a homelessness service Good understanding of general immigration issues and detailed knowledge of benefit entitlements. Working knowledge of Universal Credit, working regulations and recourse impacting legislation. Experience of delivering workshops to service users on benefit entitlements and processes. Experience of working to complete cases within a short period of time.
Key skills: Proven communication skills in liaising with service users, customers, colleagues and agencies. Demonstrable networking skills and confidence in building strong working relationships Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure. Proven administrative and financial skills. Proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships with DWP, other professionals, law centres, statutory and voluntary organisations. Calm working approach. An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and an ability to work in a non-judgemental way with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds Passionate about serving others and a strong work ethic. Commitment to great service.
To apply, please submit an application form which is available to download from our website: www.maryleboneproject.org.uk CVs will not be accepted.
Applications should be sent to: email@example.com
Application Deadline: 5:00pm Sunday 26th January 2020