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Reference: 60387

Date Added: 13 April 2017
Closing Date: 8 May 2017

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Location: London

Salary: £26000 - £28000 (Full time role)

Job Details

We are currently recruiting for a caseworker to join our casework team.

About Zacchaeus 2000 Trust
Based in Westminster, the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust was set up to combat poverty and homelessness across London through specialist advice and casework, policy and campaigning, practical support and services to local communities. The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust is more commonly known as Z2K. We operate out of offices in Victoria and Queens Park and provide advice surgeries in North and South Westminster.

We manage a number of specialist projects, ensuring that we are reaching the most disadvantaged in our communities and at the same time we work to secure changes in public policy. These projects include a highly successful private rental scheme, through which we support tenants into long term housing solutions; a complaints project, through which we expose faults in the processes relating to welfare benefits; a specialist tribunal service, to represent welfare benefits clients; and an audit of council tax support across London. In 2016 the casework team recovered nearly £2m in social security payments for their clients.

About the Role
You will contribute towards the provision of a practical and advisory service for low-income households who have difficulties in paying essential household expenditure or have other problems with the welfare benefits system and associated housing issues, such as the benefit cap.You will manage your own specialist caseload and will advise and support volunteers who are not specialists in this area. You will be supported by a highly skilled senior casework manager who has developed policies and a casework database system that enables all caseworkers to handle a heavy but manageable caseload. You will have a significant role to play in a highly capable and experienced casework team, and at the same time you will work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team and contribute to all our work, including policy and campaigning. This makes for a varied and exciting role.

Please visit http://z2k.org/2017/04/vacancy-caseworker-2/ for a more detailed job description.

Closing Date: 8 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

First round interviews planned for: 15 May 2017
Second round interviews planned for: 19 May 2017

Application Details

Please email your CV and covering letter explaining how you are most suited for the role and would be able to carry out the job effectively based on the job description to admin@z2k.org 

Website: http://z2k.org

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