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Children's Commissioner for a Local Authority in East London

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £37.00 per hour + Depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

  • Contact email:

    holly@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    37

  • Salary low:

    35

  • Job ref:

    rem-957869_1554796346

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    On going

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-09

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Children's Commissioner to work within a Local Authority based in East London.

Job Purpose

The focus of this role will be the commissioning of residential placements for looked after children. The post holder should have a good knowledge of the market and the role will include

  • Improve the quality of provision and increase local options available at affordable prices
  • Work with CAMHS colleagues to agree a clear list of evidence-based requirements that can be matched with individual placement providers rather than a focus on 'what a placement can offer' to a child
  • Work with neighbouring authorities to define and if appropriate, jointly commission the most appropriate delivery model for young people at risk of CSE, gangs and other challenging needs
  • Quarterly provider forums for children's homes providers
  • Schedule meetings with children's homes across London to identify those that offer a service that meet the needs of our children
  • Work with providers to develop local and appropriate provision for young people that are at risk of all forms of exploitation, self-harm and risky behaviours, and endeavour to improve outcomes for these young people
  • Work closely with the Council's SEN service and NHS Commissioners to procure and jointly fund the best resources for children with disabilities, conduct disorders and mental health

You will need to be:

HCPC registered

Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates

Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies

1st tier agency

Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly