Team Administrator (Direct Payments) for Specialist Community Disability Service
Interview date: week commencing 16 December (date to be confirmed)
For an informal discussion, please contact (Rebecca Middlebrook) - (Business Support Manager) on 01273 293641 or Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
The Specialist Community Disability Service is a new team, formed in September by merging the adults and children’s disability services teams. SCDS aims to provide a streamlined and user-friendly service for our clients all around the city. We are lucky to have moved into brand new, purpose-built offices next to Elm Grove School, boasting the new Windows 10 system with individual laptops, wifi and smart screen meeting rooms. As the service is new, this is an exciting time to join the team and contribute to the development of the future of services to disabled people in Brighton and Hove.
We are a team which provides a challenging and exciting range of social work services to children, young people and adults with disabilities. This includes the areas of duty and intake, child in need, child protection, Care Proceedings, Looked After Children, permanence planning with focus on transition to adulthood; undertaking care planning within a multi-disciplinary context through Care Act Assessment and review, appropriate application of the Mental Capacity Act and application of Deprivation of Liberty/Liberty Protection Safeguards, including application to the Court of Protection. We are also involved in supporting children, young people and adults with Direct Payments and Personal Budgets.
SCDS are supported by a knowledgeable and outstanding Business Support (administration) team who work to facilitate and administrate the social work and clinical staff in the team. An important element of the team is to administer the Direct Payments scheme, which provides funding to families so that they can employ a Personal Assistant at home to help with care. The successful candidate would be expected to both support the general administration work in the team and would also have a focus in Direct Payments- arranging weekly payments to clients, taking instructions from colleagues and professionals and helping to achieve budget savings by implementing management directives and projects. It would be essential to keep accurate records and to obtain the correct permissions when making payments, so attention to detail and the ability to follow policy and procedures are crucial.
You will have experience of working in a busy office environment with the ability to prioritise your workload around the demands of the service while still managing to meet strict deadlines. This role involves the use of various computer packages and requires you to be able to monitor and analyse data for your team as well as run reports and adhere to statutory deadlines.
Key skills you can offer:
• A flexible, adaptable approach to work with ability to multi task effectively according to business priorities
• Ability to deal with confidential information tactfully and with discretion
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Experience in administration duties including arranging meetings and taking minutes which may be of a complex and distressing nature.
• Competent in working with Outlook and Microsoft Office IT packages.
• Ability to deal with confidential information tactfully and with discretion.
• Inputting and retrieval of data on service based IT system
Our offer to Team Administrators:
Career average pension scheme.
23 days leave a year, rising to 27 days after 5 years service.
LSCB Formal Induction Training for Administrators
Being an active part of Team Meetings and Team Activities.
1-2-1 support from your Business Support Manager.
A programme of learning and development opportunities through our Learning Gateway- including Apprenticeship Qualification opportunities.
An online toolbox of resources and experienced team of colleagues to support the work of the Team Administrator.
Peer support from other business support colleagues across the service
Council staff benefits include: Bus ticket and Cycle loans; discounts in selected shops and restaurants around the city and reduced cost gym membership with Freedom Leisure. Also new opportunities for gaining qualifications with the Apprenticeship Scheme.
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