We are looking for two Caseworkers for our exciting new project NextDoor Plus. NextDoor Plus is a joint initiative set up by us, Westminster CAB and Home-Start Westminster to provide support to households in Westminster threatened with homelessness because of benefit caps, and to provide practical support to those who have to resettle outside of the borough. The Project is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery for 18 months.
We are seeking to recruit two experienced Project Caseworkers (one full time and one part time 3 days pro rata) who will be responsible for providing an efficient and effective advice/casework and outreach service from our offices in Queen’s Park.
The successful applicants will need to demonstrate:
• At least one years’ experience in advice, casework or outreach
• Experience of engaging with individuals and families with support needs and/or disabilities
• Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise a busy workload, work under pressure, and meet deadlines in a professional manner
The Caseworker will be responsible for providing information, advice, advocacy services and practical assistance to households affected and for supervising a small group of volunteers who will work intensively with vulnerable households that have moved to an unfamiliar location and require practical assistance with resettling there. The role also involve regular liaison and coordination with the Partner charities who will manage the project through a Project Coordinator employed by CAB. Day to day supervision of the Caseworker will be carried out within Z2K
Terms of employment:
18 months fixed term.
Salary: £25,222 (Salary for the part time role will be pro-rated)
Employment Location: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue. Queen’s Park, W10 4JL
CLOSING DATE: Monday 13th May 2013, 12noon
INTERVIEW DATES: Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th May 2013
Applications should be made by CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position with reference to the job and person descriptions. If you have a preference for a particular position, please state this in your covering letter.
Please view the full Job description and person spec for NextDoor Plus project caseworker,
Please email the CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not heard from us by the stated interview dates, please assume your application was not successful.