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Careers with The DRC

The Disability Resource Centre welcomes applications from disabled people, carers or those with an interest in disability issues. The Disability Resource Centre operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for any person with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the Job Profile.

The Disability Resource Centre is an independent organisation and a registered charity, that has disabled people at the centre of its decision making.
Our purpose: Empowering people of all ages who are affected by disability or health conditions to fulfil their potential and aspirations.


SUPPORT WORKER

(Welfare Benefits and Money Management)

The Disability Resource Centre has a vacancy for an experienced Support Worker to join our Community Services Team. You will support our service-users with benefits advice, applications and appeals. You will also deliver money management training and debt counselling on our European Union-funded training programme.

The main purpose of this role is to provide information and advice to disabled people, their carers and family members on all aspects of Welfare Benefits and Money Management.

Applicants should:

  • Have experience of advising on Welfare Benefit rights, including Personal Independence Payments, Carers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Pension Credit and Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit.
  • Be able to provide information and advice on managing money including debt
  • Have experience of assisting people to apply for disability-related benefits by telephone, in person, in writing or outreach.
  • Be able to deliver one-to-one or group support including training sessions
  • Be able to assess and triage service users’ wider needs and signpost to support
  • Keep accurate records
  • Have a flexible and positive attitude.

This role will include working on the Building Better Opportunities ‘Financial Inclusion’ projects, funded by the European Union European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Ideally you will have 2 A Levels or equivalent and Maths and English at level 2 or above. You will have experience in a similar role with the ability to travel to outreach locations.

Hours: 12 hours per week

Salary: £21,530-£23,369 (pro rata)

Closing Date: 28th July 2017

To apply for this role please send your CV to jobs@drcbeds.org.uk


TEAM LEADER (INFORMATION AND ADVICE SERVICES)

We have an exciting opportunity within The Disability Resource Centre for a Team Leader to work with a team of staff and volunteers supporting our information and advice service.

This new post will ensure the smooth day to day operations with the telephone and face-to-face services. You will have line management responsibility for the teams including advisors, assistants and volunteers.

You should have 2 A level A-C (or equivalent) including Maths and English and ideally educated to degree level or hold a management or team leading qualification. Experience in working in the voluntary advice sector is an advantage. Travel will be required throughout the Bedfordshire area

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £25,400 (pro rata)

Duration: Fixed term contract until 31 July 2018

Closing Date: noon on 18th July 2017
To apply for this role please send your CV to Sherone.Phillips@drcbeds.org.uk.


HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TRAINERS

We are recruiting Health and Social Care trainers.
When making an application, please either fill out the form below and attach your CV, or email your CV to tracy.plunkett@drcbeds.org.uk.
To apply for this role please send your CV to tracy.plunkett@drcbeds.org.uk.


HOURLY PAID TUTORS

The Disability Resource Centre wishes to recruit experienced hourly paid tutors in a range of subjects that support our exciting new projects.

You will be required to deliver innovative and engaging workshops to support the learners in developing their skills, taking into the consideration the specific needs of participants.

Tutors are required for the above projects are:

Employability – Work preparation
Financial self – management
Personal and Social Development
Health and Social Care
Digital Inclusion
Food Safety
Disability Awareness
Health and Wellbeing
Arts and Craft
Pain Management
Weight Management
Holistic Treatments
Healthy Eating

You should have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, be occupationally competent and hold a teaching qualification. You need to be experienced in supporting learners to achieve their individual learning outcomes within a similar setting.

Closing Date: Ongoing until further notice

Please email us at jobs@drcbeds.org.uk


The Disability Resource Centre
Poynters House
Poynters Rd Dunstable Beds LU5 4TP

Registered Charity No. 1041712