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Business Services Assistant (Benefits Support Worker )

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Godkin House, Ripley
Salary details
Grade 6 £21,968 - £22,423 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to finite funding until 31.12.24
37 hours per week
Closing Date
04 June 2023
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An opportunity have arisen across the Welfare Rights Service to recruit a Benefits Support Worker.

Derbyshire County Council Welfare Rights Service is committed to maximising the benefits of Derbyshire people. We have several teams who work to support social care clients and the wider public to promote and support benefit take-up. 

If you are a client focussed person with excellent communication skills and experience of dealing with members of the public and other professionals, then this role could be ideal. An existing knowledge of welfare benefits is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

The role involves undertaking benefit checks and supporting with making claims over the telephone and face to face in clients’ homes as appropriate. The role will also liaise with the Department for Work and Pension and local government to ensure claims are progressed.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.