Welfare Rights Advice Worker for Almond Housing Association Tenants

  • Part time
  • £28,226 – £29,913 pro-rata
  • On site/Hybrid/Remote: Almond Housing Association offices- Livingston and West Lothian area or Home based.
  • Closing 12th August 2024


  • Advertised from 11th July 2024
  • 30 Hours Fixed Term until 31st March 2026

Role

If home-based, you will be required to spend 1-2 days each week in Almonds offices and also attend meetings in person in West Lothian and Edinburgh.

We are looking for a motivated and highly organised Welfare Rights Advice Worker to join our accredited advice service.

The Action Group is working in partnership with Almond Housing Association to provide an expert Welfare Benefits Advice service to its tenants. This will be done by:

  • Carrying out benefit checks
  • Assisting people make benefit claims
  • Helping people to understand their benefits and their rights
  • Providing type I debt advice
  • Identifying where people need wider advice and support and assisting them to access this
  • Helping people to challenge decisions, including representing at appeal tribunals
  • Liaising with a range of partners and external agencies
  • Collating information and leading on reports for funders

You will be a friendly, positive and helpful person and have the ability to communicate specialist knowledge in a straightforward and accessible way.

Application notes

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Closing Date: 12th August 2024