Dewis Centre for Independent Living (C.I.L.)

A voluntary organisation working in six Local Authorities

Trainee Direct Payments Advisor Vacancy Cardiff

01443 827930

Trainee Direct Payments Advisor Vacancy Cardiff

Dewis Centre for Independent Living

Trainee – Direct Payments Advisor in Cardiff
Starting Salary: £18,746 p.a. rising to £20,661 (37 hrs p/w)

We are an independent voluntary organisation providing a support service to disabled people living in the city of Cardiff. We are recruiting an additional Direct Payments Advisor who will join our existing team in our Rumney office in Cardiff. The starting salary of £18,746 is for the nine months probationary period only, after which a trained DP Advisor salary may rise through increments to approx. £20,661. The post comes with 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

This is an interesting and rewarding post with full training given in all areas. A Direct Payments Advisor works closely with an individual on a one-to-one basis providing advice, information, training & support on using direct payments and employing personal care assistants. The job involves, meeting individual disabled people referred to the service, report writing, job planning, budget planning & problem-solving. Advisors will be familiar with community care as it impacts on disabled people and children; will work closely with partners in Social Services; be trained and understand employment law, Inland Revenue procedures, PAYE, and become well acquainted with community care in general. The job involves external visits therefore Advisors must have access to their own transport.

A successful applicant will have initiative, be highly motivated with excellent standards of written and verbal communication, have good interpersonal skills, be computer literate and able to demonstrate numerical & computational skills, be quick learners in adapting to the work of the team.. You need to be a good team player and be able to work positively with our partners in social services. You will also be able to manage your own case load. Persons appointed will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We have an integrated management committee of disabled people and non-disabled people. We particularly encourage disabled people and people with direct experience of disability to apply.

An application pack can be downloaded here.  Alternatively e-mail or call [01443 827930]. Quote Ref ADV 18C (CV’s not accepted)

Closing date for receipt of applications -5.00pm 26th February 2018

Interviews are planned for week commencing – 6th March 2018

Full Job Description

Direct Payments Advisor Person Specification