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Newham Council - Placement/ Brokerage Officer

Newham Council - Placement/ Brokerage Officer

  • Location

    Newham, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £26 - £28.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Overall Purpose of Job

  1. To assess children and young people's placement and service needs and match these to available services.
  2. To deliver a customer focused duty service along with team colleagues, including the provision of advice and guidance on matching needs to services.
  3. Quality assure the provision of information to enable suitable matches to be made between the identified needs of a child and potential providers.
  4. To deliver value for money (cost, quality and outcomes) in meeting the needs of the children, young people and their families
  5. To review and monitor contracted services for the children allocated in compliance with relevant regulation, policies and practice guidance.
  6. To offer effective social work challenge to front line workers to ensure that care planning practice informs the purchasing of placements.
  7. To offer commissioning advice at care / placement focused meetings.
  8. To review and make recommendations for existing placements which have fallen below the regulatory standards set by Ofsted and/or where the local authority have received a notification of a significant event.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.