Assert are recruiting a Benefits Case Worker

Working in a small and dedicated team. Undertaking specialist Benefit Case work to support autistic adults to access and maintain the welfare benefits that they are entitled to. A solid knowledge of the benefits system, welfare rights and entitlements, application processes and local eligibility criteria are all required for the role.

Benefits Case Worker

30 hrs with some occasional evenings and weekends required

Fixed term until 9/7/2021

£23, 000 pro rata (actual £18,400)

Assert supports autistic adults in Brighton and Hove. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills, empathy and experience to help us provide and essential service in the city.

Purpose of Job:

To ensure the provision of high quality support services for adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA) that facilitate independent living and personal empowerment. The aim of this project is to support our service users through the provision of advice and guidance regarding all UK welfare benefits.

Undertaking specialist Benefit Case work to support Autistic adults to access and maintain the welfare benefits that they are entitled to. A solid knowledge of the benefits system, welfare rights and entitlements, application processes and local eligibility criteria are all essential to the role. Supporting members in application processes, providing supporting evidence, requesting appeals and attending tribunals are all important within the role. Good organisational skills, the ability to manage and prioritise your own workload whilst working positively and enthusiastically within a small team are essential.

This role will also require you to assist in the provision of general case work, including supporting with activities and supporting with marketing and publications and to implement and maintain administrative systems for report writing and monitoring purposes, including client database and newsletters.

This is a fixed term contract subject to funding but we aim to access additional funds to maintain this project and post.

For more information please email sarahb@assertbh.org.uk

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements on the personal specification. Please note that CV’s must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.

For the job pack can be download here or email sarahb@assertbh.org.uk

Closing date for application is 5pm on Thursday 2nd January.
Interviews are a two stage process:
Stage one will be on Thursday 9th January and is a panel interview
Stage two is on Tuesday 14th January from 8-9pm and is attending a client activity social session.