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Advice and Assessment Officer (L3Z1)

Aatom Recruitment
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an opportunity for Advice and Assessment Officer (L3Z1) on a 2 month contract with a possibility of an extension.

This position will be a total of 36 hours per week, with hours from 09:00am - 17:30pm.

Job Purpose:

Working as part of a busy team you will be supporting and assisting our most vulnerable residents for our Adult Social Care Teams through providing an individualised financial assessment and billing service to all Adult Social Care customers, integrating welfare benefits advice with financial assessments.

Job Specific Accountabilities:

Gathering information on the residents circumstances, particularly finances, covering income, capital and expenditure. To validate information, and complete any requisite forms for financial assessments and benefit claims to be made, processed or reviewed.
Carrying out out financial assessments in accordance with relevant legislation, national guidance and any local policy, procedure and guidance.
Completing initial benefit checks identifying additional entitlements, help customers make initial claims or reviews. To ensure claims are submitted on time and outcomes monitored.
Operating systems and procedures so that income due to the department is, invoiced, collected and accounted for in accordance with departmental and corporate financial regulations, standing orders and guidelines.Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

Experience of providing financial assessment or similar services
Experience of undertaking benefits assessments or providing welfare benefits advice
Experience of delivering services to disabled and vulnerable people
Understanding of the principles and practice of either domiciliary or residential charging policies
Knowledge of current Social Security Benefits, tax credits and related legislation, policy and practice
IT literate and able to work with different systems and databases, including good excel skills
Good communication and negotiation skills working with different stakeholders
Knowledge of Adult Social Care and relevant business processesTo get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Lisa
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