Financial Assessment and Benefit Technical Specialist

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 by WILTSHIRE COUNCIL

Trowbridge, Wiltshire United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
£33.1k - £36.2k Annual
Full-Time

Summary

This is an exciting time for adult social care in Wiltshire Council. Adult care is progressing through transformation and there are opportunities for enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals to work within this team.

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We have some exciting new posts within the Finance and Benefits (FAB) Team.

About the role

Here is an excellent opportunity for you to provide specialist technical support to the FAB Team. You will be part of a team undertaking benefits checks and financial assessments for people living in Wiltshire, dealing with members of the public as well as other professionals. You will be involved in supervising the work of team members and in dealing with complex case work, for example, working with our legal department, writing reports and attending complex case reviews. You will have expert knowledge of legislation around charging for care as well as knowledge of the council's charging for care policies. You will work collaboratively, ensuring that there is a fair, transparent and consistent approach to charging for care.

About you

The right candidate needs to have expert knowledge of legislation and policy as it relates to adult social care, in particular charging for care, and expert understanding of the welfare benefit system.

You will be able to take responsibility for determining the outcome of complex cases, using your in depth understanding of the Care Act, charging policy and welfare and benefit operational expertise.

With significant experience of working in partnership with other agencies, supervising staff and managing performance and demand, you will also be managing complex cases and prioritising effectively.

Interviews will take place on 16th January 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Nicola Patrick, Team Manager - Advice and Contact. Telephone: .

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

Reference: 599154294

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