Financial Assessment & Benefit Officer (Fab Officer)

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Financial Assessment & Benefit Officer (Fab Officer)
BRISTOL
Interim Position

Bristol 5251824

Posted: 11th July 2024 15:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.86 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • BRISTOL,

    BS1 9NE

What's involved with this role:

Interim Financial Assessment & Benefit Officer (Fab Officer)

Reference no: Bristol 5251824

Pay rate: £23.86 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City: BRISTOL

Hybrid working

Standard DBS required for this role

A Financial Assessment & Benefit Officer (Fab Officer) is required to carry out financial assessments for clients who receive support from Adult Social Care in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and Council financial regulations. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills as you will be dealing directly with service users and/or their agents and carrying out the assessment on-line or over the phone. Experience of Adult Social Care finance is required for this role, not housing benefit experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • This is a specific role to review the financial assessments of clients who have not been reviewed for 2 years or more.
  • Use Controcc to carry out the assessments and Infomation@work to save documents if needed.
  • May include the requirement for occasional visits to service users and financial representatives as necessary to obtain information, help with the completion of financial statements and benefit claim forms and provision of advice on the financial aspects of service provision including benefits, charging and the safeguarding of vulnerable people’s financial affairs.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure a financial service in accordance with the Care Act, 2014 and Council financial regulations.
  • Work with service users and/or their agents to resolve issues related to their assessed contributions.
  • Benefit claims, assistance with claim completion and provision of benefits advice.
  • Provision of expertise, information, advice and guidance to carers, clients and members of the general public on these specialist areas of activity.

 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Qualifications:

  • BTEC in Business and Finance or Competency equivalent to level 3 NVQ in Business and Finance or experience that demonstrates an equivalent acquisition of knowledge or an equivalent qualification.

 

Experience:

  • Experience of Adult Social Care finance is required for this role, not housing benefit experience.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience in finance particularly supporting service users to complete financial assessment forms and benefit claims.

 

Knowledge:

  • An awareness of legislation relating to charging for social care services, safeguarding the affairs of vulnerable adults and recovery of social care debts or equivalent experience / knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the principles for supporting people, who lack capacity, with the management of their finances desirable.

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to cope with the duties and responsibilities of the post and associated working environment and the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Innovative style in analysing and resolving problems and in the application of judgement.
  • Ability to use initiative where necessary and to prioritise workloads.
  • Ability to deal sensitively, diplomatically and professionally with vulnerable, mentally incapacitated and distressed service users and agents and bereaved relatives.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

 

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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

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Job Ref: Bristol 5251824
Financial Assessment & Benefit Officer (Fab Officer)
Client Category: Local Authority

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Financial Assessment & Benefit Officer (Fab Officer)
Client Category: Local Authority

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