Children and Young People Social Care Quality Monitoring Officer

Telford, Shropshire
£27,741 - £29,577 Pro Rata
17 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Part Time

About us

This is an exciting time to work in procurement for an ‘outstanding’ Local Authority. Here at Telford & Wrekin Council, we have been judged to be outstanding overall in terms of effectiveness (the only Authority in the West Midlands with this judgement and one of only 14 Authorities in the Country).  This has been a team approach where we work with social care colleagues to Protect, Care and Invest to improve children and young people’s outcomes.

The Role

This is an extremely varied role that will require you to work reactively and proactively to ensure the quality of the services procured meet the contract requirements. Working with the Commissioning and Contracts Officer and Brokerage team you will undertake quality assurance for commissioned services for children and young people and will have to balance a number of factors in order to make decisions on the welfare and safety of children and young people. To do this effectively you will be a resilient, self-motivated individual with attention to detail and will use your organisational and inter-personal skills and knowledge of children’s services.  Working independently you will address challenging and complex issues in external service provision and negotiate with, and manage providers to ensure providers deliver both best value for money and effective services. The role also involves collating data in relation to provision of services for children and young people so accuracy of data is key.

Your understanding of the Council’s cost challenges, operating processes and legislation around children and young people will drive you to make a difference for children and young people in improving their outcomes and enabling them to live well and thrive. Focusing on continuous improvement methodologies you will work closely with Children’s Social Care teams, commissioners, partners and wider Council teams to ensure commissioned services are fit for purpose and meet children and young people’s needs.  You will also work closely with the Monitoring Officer for Adult’s social care to ensure a care sector joined up approach and to monitor providers supporting those young people in transition from children’s to adult care services.

Key requirements

As a resilient, outcomes driven team player, your excellent communication skills will be invaluable to ensure that the commissioned services meet quality standards. In addition, Council Colleagues and key stakeholders will look to you as a reliable informative member of the team who can organise themselves well.

Please apply via WMJobs

** It is essential that your personal statement shows how your experience and personal skills meet the person specification and explaining why you are the best candidate for this post. CVs are NOT Accepted**

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Supporting documents
Children and Young People Social Care Quality and Data Officer Final Nov 2020.docx