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Housing & Welfare Rights Caseworker (Hospital)

Part-time role providing benefits, debt and housing advice to people with mental health needs in hospital

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We believe in the power of effective information and advice and that we all have a part to play in enabling better mental health. Our Advice Team supports people with mental health issues to obtain their rights and entitlements with regard to benefits debt and housing. We also work with volunteers to enhance our advice delivery. We are now looking to recruit a housing and welfare rights worker to deliver advice for people who are inpatients in Laureate House at Wythenshawe Hospital.

We are seeking people with advice experience and people who care about social justice and collaboration to work with us:

Position: Housing & Welfare Rights Caseworker (Hospital)

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Base: Laureate House, Wythenshawe Hospital, and the Zion Centre, Stretford Road, Hulme M15 4ZY.

Salary: £27,852 – £30,464 p.a. pro rata (£13,926 – £15,232 actual) dependent on experience.

To deliver a comprehensive, high quality welfare rights service to people with mental health needs who are in hospital and directly on discharge. The service will be delivered in a way that enables people to feel heard and to access their rights and entitlements, particularly with regard to weekly income, reducing debt and securing housing.

The skills and experiences that are important to us are:

  • Advice experience in areas of benefits, debt and housing.
  • Working collaboratively, with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to build kind relationships that enable people to contribute.

If you are interested in this role, please download the application documents here:

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Notes for Applicants

This is a rolling recruitment process and as such the advert will be withdrawn once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Manchester Mind is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Manchester Mind sees it as a positive advantage if you have experience of mental health issues and/or have used mental health services or had experience of volunteering.


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