View Vacancy -- Direct Payments Officer
We are seeking to appoint a Direct Payments Officer for a fixed 2-year contract within our Direct Payments Team based in the Brokerage Service. There is scope for the contract to be extended.
We are looking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic officer to provide the personalised support and opportunities for Haringey residents to enjoy a more independent way of living in the community by increasing the number of direct payments.
The Direct Payment Officer is responsible for setting up, paying and monitoring how Direct Payments are used in Adult and Children's Social Care so that both customers and public funds are safeguarded. You will also liaise with customers, care management and other stakeholders to resolve issues and provide information and advice.
Ideally, you will have experience of making direct payment accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities including people with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health as well as carers. The post holder will be a member of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with social workers, occupational Therapists and other appointed assessors. The role will involve home visits.
We would like to hear from people who have knowledge of Direct Payments legislation, guidance and ability to undertake regular auditing of client accounts to ensure effective use of resources with excellent communication and people skills. However, people with right level of transferable skills would also be considered.
If you are looking to start your career in a supporting and innovative environment, we would like to hear from you.
Closing Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020