Welfare Officer (Rathfriland, South Down)
Lisnaskea-based South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) is seeking to recruit a sessional Welfare/Benefits advice worker who will provide Welfare + Benefits Advice via the group’s South Down Gateway service for victims/survivors of Terrorism and other Troubles related criminal violence.
10 hours of Welfare advice per week over a 30 week Programme
(Based in SEFF’s South Down Gateway Service Office, Rathfriland – 1 day per week and remainder as home-based work)
Over the period; 12th August 2019 – 31st March 2020 (which may be extended should further funding be awarded)
Agreement will be reached between the Employer and Provider on the day when the service will run. There will also be a requirement for home visits to be carried out for the benefit of those with access issues with mileage offered @ £0.45p / mile.
The Welfare Officer appointed will also have access to an in-house SEFF Appeals Officer who will be available to call upon in best assisting South Down-based victims/survivors.
Requirements of Post:
Applicants must have completed and passed CAB’s Advisor Training Programme (ATP) The Law Centre’s Welfare Rights Advisory Programme (WRAP) or be able to demonstrate that they hold a comparable qualification.
Applicants must also have a good knowledge and be competent in dealing with the Social Security Benefits system (including the wholesale changes brought about via the Universal Credits System and PIP – Personal independence Payment) and have good knowledge and experience of working and dealing with various funds such as; The Police Fund, UDR/R Irish Aftercare, Leopardstown Park Hospital Trust, Rates Collection Agency etc.
The Officer appointed is responsible for costs associated with his/her own insurance, tax and other related contributions and required offline supervision.
The role demands the highest levels of professionalism and observance of SEFF’s strict Confidentiality and Data Protection Policies (inclusive of recent GDPR changes)
Please forward your up-to-date CV, poof of relevant insurances (if held) references from 2 appropriate people, plus your tender quote with full costings for delivery of the service as set out above by 1pm on Friday 9th August 2019 to:
FAO Mr Kenny Donaldson
SEFF’s Director of Services
1 Manderwood Park.
1 Nutfield Road,
The person appointed will receive a full induction including details of monitoring and evaluation requirements within the role. A laptop/Ipad will also be made available to the appointed Officer to assist them in fulfilling the role.
If you have any queries, please contact Kenny Donaldson at SEFF on: 028 677 23884.
We wish to also advise that the hours advertised are subject to change should demand levels not reach that projected.
“This position is funded under the Victims and Survivors Programme 2017-2020 for Groups working with Victims and Survivors which is administered by the VSS on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive Office.”
South East Fermanagh Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.