Merton CIL is looking for a new Trainee Caseworker

We are seeking a passionate, committed Deaf or Disabled person to join Merton Centre for Independent Living as a Trainee Caseworker. People who live with a long-term health condition who may not consider themselves as Disabled are invited to apply.

  • Closing date for applications: 18 February 2021
  • Contact phone: 02033973119
  • Contact email: info@mertoncil.org.uk

We are seeking a passionate, committed Deaf or Disabled person to join Merton Centre for Independent Living as a Trainee Caseworker. People who live with a long-term health condition who may not consider themselves as Disabled are invited to apply.

Merton Centre for Independent Living is a values-based, user-led charity which supports Deaf and Disabled People in the London Borough of Merton to live independently, challenge discrimination and achieve change locally.

You will be joining our established Advice and Advocacy Team and will be trained, coached and developed to provide advice and advocacy support in the following areas: Personal Independence Payment applications, Social Care assessments and Concessionary Travel applications.

Previous experience of advice or advocacy is not essential. What is essential is that you are passionate about the rights of Deaf and Disabled people and are willing to learn and develop your skills, knowledge and practice.

Merton CIL is committed to equality, diversity and reflecting the communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications from Deaf or Disabled people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

This post is for 35 hours per week until 31/03/2022, with the possibility of extension, dependent on funding. Job sharing will be considered. Starting salary is £19,747.00 pro rata.

Closing date for applications: 11.00pm Thursday 18 February 2021.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 22 Feb-ruary via Zoom.

Candidates invited to interview will be informed by 5pm on Monday 22 February 2021.

Start date: 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application packs are available as follows:

• By emailing admin@mertoncil.org.uk

• On our website: https://www.mertoncil.org.uk/news

• By telephoning 020 3397 3119

This role is funded by Trust for London’s Strengthening Voices Realising Rights programme.

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