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Reference: 62617

Date Added: 13 September 2017
Closing Date: 21 September 2017

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)

Location: London

Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience

Job Details

About the Casework Team
We operate out of offices in Victoria and Queens Park and provide advice surgeries in North and South Westminster. In 2016 the casework team recovered nearly £2m in social security payments for their clients.

Other Z2K projects
We manage a number of specialist projects, ensuring that we are reaching the most disadvantaged in our communities and at the same time we work to secure changes in public policy. These projects include a highly successful private rental scheme, through which we support tenants into long term housing solutions; a complaints project, through which we expose faults in the processes relating to welfare benefits; a specialist tribunal service, to represent welfare benefits clients; and an audit of council tax support across London.

About the Role
You will contribute towards the provision of a practical and advisory service for low-income households who have difficulties in paying essential household expenditure or have other problems with the welfare benefits system and associated housing issues, such as the benefit cap.

You will manage your own specialist caseload and will advise and support volunteers who are not specialists in this area.

You will be supported by a highly skilled senior casework manager who has developed policies and a casework database system that enables all caseworkers to handle a heavy but manageable caseload.

You will have a significant role to play in a highly capable and experienced casework team, and at the same time you will work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team and contribute to all our work, including policy and campaigning. This makes for a varied and exciting role.

Please read the cover letter and job description for more information on the job. It is available for download in our website http://z2k.org/2017/09/vacancy-caseworker-3/.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: 21 September 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Closing for applications: 9:00am.

First round interviews planned for: 25 September 2017, Monday and 26 Septhember 2017, Tuesday.
Second round interviews planned for: 28 September 2017, Thursday.

Application Details

Please see instructions on how to apply on our website http://z2k.org/2017/09/vacancy-caseworker-3/ and to download the application pack.

Website: http://www.z2k.org

Additional Notes