An experienced adviser is required for a new project to improve the financial circumstances of the families supported by Midlothian’s Family Wellbeing Service and improve the outcomes for the children.
The project will work with, and receive referrals from, the Family Wellbeing Service team members. The worker will link with other agencies and work closely with Penicuik CAB’s other family income maximisation advisers and specialist debt worker to develop a wraparound service to increase household income and improve quality of life for the family.
The project worker, in partnership with the GIRFEC and Hawthorn Income Maximisation Workers will provide awareness raising sessions with the Family Wellbeing team members and any other agencies, as appropriate.
Based at the Penicuik CAB and working at any centres deemed appropriate, the worker will provide help and assistance with checking benefit entitlement, completing benefit applications and challenging benefit decisions. The work will also include income maximisation, budgeting advice and some assistance with debt issues (including housing debt).
A working knowledge and understanding of welfare benefits and good interpersonal skills are essential. The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering the service to meet the needs of the families.
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Job share considered – if you are interested in reduced hours please apply as normal.
Completed applications should be marked confidential and submitted to:
Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau
Palmer House, John Street, Penicuik, EH26 8AB
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Closing date for applications: Noon 19th February
Charity number: SC01442. Charity name: Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau.
Please note that the postholder will be subject to a criminal record check through Disclosure Scotland.