Legal Caseworker - Home Based

excellent benefits
30 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You'll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.
Our work includes:
• providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
• providing advice through our help lines and web sites
• campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want
Purpose of the role
Are you an experienced Caseworker, Lawyer OR Paralegal? Would you like to make a real difference to not only an individual, but also potentially an entire family? Are you ready to move into atop quality, service focused role, where going the extra mile comes first?
If you have just answered yes, then this could be the perfect role for you???
Here at Mencap, we are committed to providing good quality information & advice to families,carers and supporters of people with a learning disability, and occasionally to individuals with a learning disability themselves. The majority of the work that we do is focused on community care, mental capacity, welfare benefits and health issues. Our wonderful teams support people with a variety of queries,including legal related issues. We are excited about our future and are an expanding team aiming to help more people who may need our support.
The exciting news is that we are looking for someone to join us on a full time basis. The great news is we are flexible with regards to the location of this role, it could be home based, or if you would prefer, you could work from your nearest Mencap office.
Key responsibilities
The main purpose of the roles is to provide Advice & Casework support to families with community care and mental capacity disputes. The Legal Caseworker will manage their own caseload supporting cases across the UK. The successful Legal Caseworker will also supervise our Legal Volunteers with their caseloads as and when required.
To be considered for this role, we are looking for a truly caring individual, who really wants to make a difference to people that we support their families and carers. You will need to have achieved a Degree in Law, and have a good background as either a Lawyer or Paralegal. To ensure true success, you will need to have significant experience with Casework in one or more of the following areas; Social / Community Care, Mental Capacity, SEN and any areas related to the work that we do. Ideally, you will be able to evidence your ability to work independently and have a real confidence about the quality work that you do.
If this is a role that not only excites you, but also allows you the freedom you have always wanted in a Legal environment,please do click the "Apply" button to submit your application today.
We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you:
* 24 days' holiday (exclusive of Bank holidays) increasing to 27 days' with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*
* Amazing Induction from day 1
* Access to award winning training and development
* Service related sick pay when 6-month probation is completed
* Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions upto 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
* Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service life cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness*
* Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
* Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
* Interest free season ticket loans
* Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
* Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
* Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
* Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
*T&C's apply based on contract

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