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Benefits Officer (3378455002)

Social Worker

Psycho-Social

Yearly

No

Cardiff County, Wales, United Kingdom

Benefits Officer Hoop Recruitment are delighted to be working with an autism charity based in central Cardiff that’s built on values of compassion and understanding. We’re looking for a benefits officer to support people on the autistic spectrum on a full-time, permanent basis. This is an ideal opportunity for graduates or people to use their pre-existing experience in a refreshing and rewarding way. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to below: Take personal responsibility for learning about the individual needs of people using the service and how autism affects them specifically Regularly assess the effectiveness of the support provided to referrals and make recommendations for improvement Develop productive relationships with key organisations such as the DWP Making sure service users are aware of all the services provided and working with users to improve the support offered Proactively and positively contribute in meetings and work with other members of the charity to provide multifaceted support Guide service users through the application process for benefits Meet with people by appointment but also participate in the drop in service The ideal candidate will have the following qualities: Experience working with people on the autistic spectrum A university degree Working knowledge of the welfare benefit system Strong interpersonal skills Able to manage groups while understanding needs of the individual Able to build and maintain positive relationships Able to work proactively on your own initiative This is an opportunity where you’re able to make a meaningful positive impact on the lives of others on a daily basis. You’d be working for a respected and ethical charity that really puts people at the heart of everything they do. If you’d like to know more, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you