Placement Relationship Officer
Salary range: £31,998 - £34,338 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We are creating a new Commissioning, Contracting and Market Management Service in Adult Social Care. The vision for the new service is to achieve excellence in commissioning for residents in Brent. The service will aim to ensure commissioning always meets local need through having a strong evidence base for all commissioning decisions (including genuinely understanding what people want), commissioning services in the right place, at the right time, ensuring they offer value for money, are of excellent quality and deliver excellent outcomes for individuals through a vibrant marketplace.
As placement Relationship Officer you will be a key member of the newly developed service. Reporting to the Supplier Relationship Manager, your role will be to ensure that placements continue to meet the assessed needs of individuals placed and that they meet expectations in terms of quality of service and cost effectiveness. You will review individuals in all commissioned services, ensuring provision is in line with expected standards. You will work in one of three thematic areas: (Residential and Nursing Care/ Supported Living, Housing Related Support and other Accommodation based Services/ Community and Preventative Services).
With a track record of undertaking person centred reviews of individual needs, assessing and identifying eligible needs and drafting effective person centred support plans, you will have knowledge of the Ordinary Residence rules and guidance, knowledge of Continuing Healthcare guidance, knowledge of CQC regulations, policies and guidance and a robust Understanding of the policy, legislative and operating environment of health, social care, regulated services and the community and voluntary sectors.
Closing Date: Ongoing
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.