Direct Payments Advisor

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Wirral
Salary
11.59 - 14.44 GBP Hourly + GBP11.59 - GBP14.44/hour
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
23 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced advisor who can operate the Direct Payments Service in Wirral. Duties will include;
Providing advice and assistance to people who receive or are considering Direct Payments as an alternative to Council arranged care services. To provide advice to staff and people who use services regarding aspects of the Mental Capacity Act as they relate to personal finances. To be aware of implications of any additional expenditure or income on the Departments budget and to bring such information to the attention of the relevant manager. To advise new Direct Payment service users on approved accounting and governance arrangements. To audit and reconcile individual direct payments. To authorise closed accounts. To authorise temporary and minor changes to individual Care Plans resulting in changes to Direct Payments. To assess people who use Direct Payments ability to pay charges under the fairer charging policy. To ensure people who use Direct payments are helped to understand the state of their financial on a regular basis. To ensure that all tasks are delivered in line with and taking account of all aspects of the Equality and Diversity Policy, and that the needs of people who use services and their carers are appropriately considered in order to maximize their potential for social inclusion