Your new company
Here at Haringey Council we are seeking to appoint a Direct Payments Officer for a fixed term contract for up to 12 months within our Direct Payments Team based in the Brokerage Service. There is scope for the contract to be extended. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and enthusiastic person to provide personalised support for Haringey residents to enable them to lead a more independent life in the community through the use of their direct payments.
Your new role
Key responsibilities for this role will be:
You will be responsible for administering Haringey’s new Personal Assistant digital platform, enabling Direct Payment users and those interested in becoming a Personal Assistant to register on the platform. You will also be responsible for providing advice and support to those looking to employ a Personal Assistant e.g. advertising and recruiting a PA, undertaking DBS checks etc.
What you’ll need to succeed
Ideally, you will have experience of making direct payment accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities including people with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health as well as carers. The post holder will be a member of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with social workers, occupational Therapists and other appointed assessors. The role will involve home visits. We would like to hear from people who have knowledge of Direct Payments legislation, guidance and ability to undertake regular auditing of client accounts to ensure effective use of resources with excellent communication and people skills. However, people with right level of transferable skills would also be considered.
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
Closing date is Monday 10th of May.
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