Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 5 February 2023
For an informal discussion, please contact Hazel Harris – Team Leader on 07701 394721 or Tracie McDonald – Team Leader on 07922 384259
About the role
Do you want to make a positive difference to vulnerable people’s lives?
I’ve worked with the council for over 10 years, and I stay here because I find it really rewarding. I know that I’m making a difference. Joe, Information Analyst
We think East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is a great place to work. One of the most important things about working here is the knowledge that you are working to help others and the real sense of achievement and purpose that brings.
- Are you empathetic to the needs of vulnerable people?
- Are you good at communicating with a wide range of different people?
As a Client Affairs Case Worker (CASO) you will be part of a team that supports vulnerable adults who receive care and support through ESCC’s, Adult Social Care service and who lack mental capacity to manage their finances and property themselves, by taking on the responsibility by way of Department for Work and Pensions Appointeeship or Court of Protection Deputyship.
The role of the CASO is to support the team to manage clients’ financial affairs. You will deal with queries via post, email and telephone calls. You will support the team to review clients’ finances, including benefits and income applications, payment of bills and expenses. You will work with your team members and professionals from other Adult Social Care teams and external organisations, to make sure clients are receiving the best service.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Have excellent communication skills
- Are organised, self-motivated and proactive
- Have a good level of numeracy
- Are a Team player
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education, or personal interests.
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams unless you request an in-person interview. Interviews will be taking place on Friday 10 February 2023. If you are unavailable on this date let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.
ESCC offer a wide variety of training, including national accreditation scheme, apprenticeships: Apprenticeships at East Sussex County Council | East Sussex County Council.
If successful you will be eligible for a wide range of staff benefits, including schemes and discounts for travelling to work, discounts with high street retailers, cinemas, and local attractions. More details can be found here: Employee benefits | East Sussex County Council.
You will also be eligible to sign up to the East Sussex County Council Pension Fund which was awarded the 2021 Local Government Pension Scheme Fund of the year. More information about the fund and its benefits can be found here: About theScheme | East Sussex Pension Fund
If you think this could be the job for you, please contact Hazel Harris – Team Leader on 07701 394721 or Tracie McDonald – Team Leader on 07922 384259 who will be happy to answer any questions you have about the role.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.