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Naval Children’s Charity – Caseworker

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Full time position 35 hours per week

Location Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth PO2 8RN

Salary £26,000 – £28,000 per annum

Contract Permanent subject to a successful 6 month probationary period

Probationary period 6 months

Company pension scheme Subject to successful 3 month probationary period

Employees group life insurance scheme

Holiday 30 days, exc bank holidays

If you would like further information about the role please call Clare Scherer, CEO on 023 9263 9536.

To apply, please request a job description and an application form and return with an accompanying letter to Clare Scherer, CEO: ceo@navalchildrenscharity.org.uk

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Closing date Friday 16 April 2021.

Interviews week of 26 April 2021 by arrangement

Caseworkers provide support and advice to eligible individuals in line with the policies of the Naval Children’s Charity. They work closely with other organisations to ensure that children and families receive appropriate and prompt support.

Accountable to the Head of Welfare and CEO, you will be responsible for receiving, responding, and prioritising welfare applications from individuals and organisations, maintaining your own caseload in line with the Charity’s benevolence policy as well as carrying out home visits and casework. You will be working at the centre of a small and busy team.

This role provides the opportunity to make a real difference to individuals across the world who are part of the Naval Family during their time of need.

The role of caseworker is to fully assess the needs of families taking into consideration child specific needs and writing recommendations of support for appropriate assistance to be considered by the Head of Welfare and CEO. This includes financial assistance for welfare needs, advice and support to families in the management of personal affairs and finances, and assessment of child specific needs. The role involves critical thinking and assessment, internal grant processing, good people and communication skills and attention to detail.

Caseworkers will receive induction training both in house and externally to include use of the bespoke CMS (Casework Management System) used by the Armed Forces Charity Sector and the internal database and processes. The role is subject to DBS checking. It will require some home visits and travel around the UK.

Download the job description here.

Download the application form here.

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