Offer Case Work

If you would like to apply to be a paid case worker for CASCAIDr, please fill in the form below, with your brief cv details, and click on Submit after providing information concisely addressing how you fulfil the criteria below.

Do not – please – just send in your standard cv – we don’t have the resources to do the applicants’ work for them, with all due respect.

  

Essential mix of knowledge, skills, attributes and abilities

  • A demonstrable fascination with law, rights and empowering those who are disempowered
  • A demonstrably deep knowledge of the Care Act (the statute and Regs) and the Mental Capacity Act
  • A working knowledge of, or willingness to study, the CHC national framework
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in applying broader public law principles
  • Strong skill and confidence in verbal and written communication
  • A demonstrable ability to work on one’s own intellectual initiative, subject to loose supervision
  • A demonstrable capacity for managing one’s own time/workload and competing demands
  • A demonstrable commitment to ongoing personal and professional development / remaining up to date with legal developments

 

Desirable Skills/Attributes/Experience

  • Empathy and commitment
  • Good listening and eliciting skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Concise report writing skills
  • Ability to use IT to maximise efficiency
  • Some sort of direct experience of working with the type of people that will need advice, support and advocacy

 

Desirable academic credentials and/or likely working backgrounds

  • A law degree is a good starting point in a younger candidate
  • A working knowledge of human rights and equalities law
  • A professional qualification such as being a social worker, nurse or occupational therapist may be of use
  • A qualification in mental capacity / safeguarding
  • An advocacy qualification and / or experience
  • A solicitor or chartered legal executive
  • CABx experience in welfare related law
  • A broader advice background
  • A benefits advice background
  • Management experience in social care could be helpful as managers deal with problematic issues all the time and should have a good knowledge of the law
  • Experience in social work, social care, health or perhaps housing or benefits services
  • A background or qualification in counselling, if coupled with one of the above sets of knowledge….

 

If you are still genuinely interested in advising on a self-employed basis, please fill in the form below, and be sure to include as much information about yourself as possible. Please ensure your email address is correct so that we can reliably contact you. If you want to know the rates we pay first, just email FortunePau@cascaidr.org.uk  or BelindaSchwehr@cascaidr.org.uk

Be An Adviser
Please tell us why you are interested in this role
Current professional indemnity insurance cover (not mandatory)
Please explain how it has come about that you consider yourself to be familiar with how the Care Act, Regulations and Guidance work?