Personal Health Budgets Direct Payments Support Worker - Part-time 17.5 hours/wk

London (North), London (Greater)
SO1 £29,133 - £30,830 pro rata
15 Dec 2016
15 Jan 2017

Personal Health Budgets Direct Payments Support Worker - Part-time 17.5 hours/wk 

Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 17 – ideally to start asap

Local Government Scale SO1 £29,133 - £30,830 pro rata for 17.5 hours plus 6% contributory pension.

Personalisation Support In Camden (PSIC) is a subsidiary of Age UK Camden. It is a new venture, which has been set up to provide Direct Payments support to under 65's in Camden until a new disability user led organisation is established.

You will promote the direct payments service, with particular emphasis on Personal Health Budgets for Mental Health service users and also assist in providing support to disabled people, including those with learning difficulties, under 65 years of age, mental health service users, and parents of Disabled Children who wish to receive or are receiving direct payments from the London Borough of Camden.

You will have to assist with payroll for 7 staff and the personal assistants employed by clients as well as undertaking client support work. You will be responsible for facilitating peer support for mental health service users using Personal Health budgets.

The essential requirements: understanding of and commitment to the social model of disability, knowledge of issues/needs relating to mental health service users, as well as those of disabled people including those with learning difficulties. You will have experience of giving information and advice to individuals and groups, excellent case management and communication skills, good initiative, ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.

PSIC offers a contributory pension, membership of a health cash plan and a season ticket or bicycle loan facility.  The post is based at Phoenix Road, London, NW1 with easy access via Euston and Kings Cross main lines or Euston Square tube.

Please note that as this post requires someone as soon as possible we will be considering applications as they are received and interviewing on a rolling basis.

For further details and an application form please click 'Apply'.

A secondment may be considered but no CVs, no agencies please.

Please be advised that AUC will consider combining other part time Direct Payment roles that we are advertising for AUC and Personalisation Support In Camden to total of a 35 hour week

PSIC is a subsidiary of Age UK Camden and both are committed to being equal opportunities employers.